Bonnie Hayes is an American singer/songwriter, recording artist, musician and record producer. Perhaps best known for penning "Have A Heart" and "Love Letter," which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-winning CD Nick of Time, Hayes' 80's pop-punk record on LA label Slash Records yielded the anthemic college radio hit, "Shelly's Boyfriend." Manifesto rave-up "Girls Like Me" from the same record ramped up the titles of the cult favorite film "Valley Girl."
Famed for her kick-out-the-jams live show with her various bands as a leader, Hayes has also enjoyed success as a sidewoman, touring with megastar Billy Idol for 2 years as keyboardist/backup singer, and with Belinda Carlisle on her Heaven tour. An early adopter of digital recording technology and adept arranger, Hayes was a partner in the Tone Palace Studio in San Rafael, CA, where she produced indie records for blues and Americana artists such as Tommy Castro and Tracy Blackman.
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.