Bonnie Hayes

Chairperson of the Fundraising & Partnerships Committee

Bonnie Hayes is a songwriter, recording artist, musician and record producer. Initially signed as a recording artist to SlashRecords, she had a national college radio hit with her song Shelly’s Boyfriend, and her song Girls Like Me appeared as the opening credits music for the cult favorite film Valley Girl. She has since released 5 records on various labels. As a songwriter, she has had her songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Bette Midler, Booker T & the MG’s, David Crosby, Huey Lewis and many others.  An early adopter of technology and recording software, Hayes produced indie records for blues and Americana working with artist and musicians such as Tommy Castro, Carlos Santana, Cyndi Blackman, Joe Bonamassa, Ruth Foster and Tracy Blackman. She also toured as a sideman with Billy Idol, Belinda Carlisle, and Huey Lewis, and has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Tower of Power and countless others. Hayes currently serves as the chair of the songwriting department at the Berklee College of Music, and plays and records in various situations as her schedule permits. A re-issue of her Slash record Good Clean Fun is scheduled for November of 2020.

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