Maurice Hayes, NBC's hit TV Series, America' Got Talent semi-finalist in 2012. Expect your guest to be amazed with this rare opportunity to experience the vocal stylings of this outstanding musical performer. Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, Hayes has performed Worldwide for over three decades. He has shared the stage with performers such as John Denver, Tony Bennett, Frank Mantooth, Frank Sinatra Jr ., the United States Air Force Band, and the Navy Show Band to name a few.
This vocalist make it appear that he can move effortlessly from Broadway tunes, to Blues, Country and Gospel. Maurice offer a musical and dance extravaganza that will delight audiences of all music tastes. While on tour audiences show up in high numbers to support Maurice Hayes. They are treated to an evening of eclectic music fine entertainment.
Hayes a solo performer, or with combo, is available to serenade individuals, too performing for Corporate events, Weddings, Festivals, Fairs, Holiday Parties, Restaurants, Retirement Communities, and small party gatherings of two or more. He musically crosses cultural barriers, making new friends and entertaining enthusiastic audiences of all nationalities around the world.
Hayes is one of six children of Charlie and Katherine Hayes. He gained national fame with his performance as part of the father and daughter duo on NBC's America's Got Talent, but also a lead Vocalist of the United States Air Force and Navy Bands. Hayes is a Vietnam era Veteran of the United States Navy serving as a Engineman on the USS Hampshire County LST 819, the USS Thomason LSD 28, and the USS Shreveport LPD 12 from September 1968 through August 1975. A father of seven and married to Maribeth B Catalla of the Philippines.
The United States Armed Forces officially recognize and decorated Maurice Hayes with the following Decorations, Medals, Badges, Citations and Campaign Ribbons:
Air force Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Navy Good conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He is a graduate of the United States Armed Forces School of Music, and has performed as the vocalist with many of America's major military bands such as the Navy Band of the Atlantic Fleet, the Air Force Strategic Air Command Band, and the Air Force Band of the Pacific, and the US Air Force Heartland Of America Band.
He perform for many Heads of State around the world. Wherever he travels, Maurice Hayes musically crosses cultural barriers, making new friends and entertaining enthusiastic audiences of all nationalities. Whether in recital or as a soloist with orchestras, his praises are enumerated in a many different languages however, they are all in agreement on one point: Maurice Hayes is a major artist and one of America's finest.
Maurice is truly a spiritual being, with his music possessing his qualities of life and his belief in the oneness of mankind and of the world of humanity. A strong believer that Afro American Men should play a positive role in the education and morale character of the worlds children.
At the age of 65 Maurice now performs as solo artist or as part of a vocal duo with his lovely 21 year old talented daughter, Shanice Hayes. Together they are one of America's top performing Vocal Duo's, bringing live music with unique harmonies and romantic songs from the golden age of music to the present.
Maurice Hayes performs as part of the Touring Roster of the Missouri Art Council and Mid America Music Alliance since the year of 2009.