David Hayes (Van Morrison)

Courtesy of Van Morrison Com

By Thomas Semioli 

He anchored The Belfast Cowboy’s “Caledonia Soul Orchestra” – which was among rock’s all-time swinging ensembles on record and on stage.

A composer, singer, visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, solo recording artist, upright/electric player David Hayes works the pocket with a rhythm and blues disposition, and serves as a countermelodic catalyst.

With Hayes on bass and backing vocals, Van the Man waxed his incendiary signature live set It’s Too Late to Stop Now (1973) – one of the greatest concert twofers in the history of rock.  In addition to his extensive tenure with Morrison (he is Van’s primary bassist), Hayes has collaborated with artists spanning Southside Johnny, Jesse Colin Young, The Rowans, Terry & The Pirates, and Gene Parsons.


David Hayes Sound & Vision 

With Van Morrison: 

“Caravan” https://youtu.be/WdZLTnRnHs8

“Moondance” https://youtu.be/V3ZY7HfCPxI

“Brown Eyed Girl” https://youtu.be/uaz1AB006-g

“Domino” https://youtu.be/F60F4L07oMY

“Astral Weeks,” “I Believe I’ve Transcended” https://youtu.be/4kDhaH_mXEA

Dig David with Gene Parsons:

“Don’t Miss Your Water” https://youtu.be/XGebw2LZ3YE

“Gunga Din” https://youtu.be/-C4dxRUjjTg