Art Hays is an Austin-based musician/composer/producer and has been performing and writing music professionally since 1989. While at University of North Texas on a jazz music scholarship, he toured Texas and the South, playing sax with funk band Goodfoot and also led his own three-piece rock band, Fletcher. After moving to New York, Art toured US, UK, Canada, and Australia with Matchbox Twenty playing sax and guitar on the Mad Season Tour from 2000-01. He also performed with them on Jay Leno, David Letterman, VH1, and Rosie O’Donnell. Art was also a member of Carbondale, who signed with RCA in 2001. Their CD, ’cause 7 ate 9, was produced by John Fields in 2002.
Since then Art has produced independent singer-songwriters in the New York area and has written music for commercials and industrial spots for Dodge, Ford, Samsung, SEAT, Frito-Lay, Proctor & Gamble, Eggland’s Best, Zappo’s, Brighthouse, Abbot Pharmaceutical, Novartis, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Douglas (Germany), Queensland Tourism, Big Boy, Publix, and Golden Corral.
His songs have appeared on AMSALE Girls (We), Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami (E!), Royal Pains (USA), Live To Dance (CBS), CoEd Confidential (Cinemax), The O’Neals (OWN), Love Bites (NBC), NCIS LA (CBS), Jane By Design (ABC Family), Switched At Birth (ABC Family), Blue Bloods (CBS), 10 on Top (MTV), Coast Guard Alaska (The Weather Channel), Coast Guard Miami (The Weather Channel), XOX Betsy Johnson (Style), Real World (MTV ), The Fosters (ABC Family), Hard Times: Lost On Long Island (HBO), Lifetime Original Movie “The Choking Game”, Twisted (ABC Family), and the 2008 and 2012 NBC Olympic Broadcasts (NBC) He also produced the themes for NBC’s Love Bites and SyFy’s Fangasm.
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