Michael Hayes | Sunrise

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by Michael Hayes

“Sunrise” is a sensuous uplifting fusion of world beats, new age, chill, classical, and jazz . . . instrumental music without boundaries.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. Forest Rains
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2. Safe Passage
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3. A Thousand Words
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4. Sunrise
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4:31 $0.50
5. Arch
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6. Five P.M.
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7. Castles
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8. Shaman's Staff
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9. Chill
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10. Abstraction
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11. Bach's Trot
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12. One Red Rose
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13. Morning Light
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14. Chill - Radio Edit
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Album Notes
Michael Hayes will whisk you away with a sensuous uplifting fusion of world beats, new age, chill, classical, and jazz . . . music without boundaries. The style of music might best be called Contemporary Instrumental that melds all types of music together.

“The songs are all great, the thing that really is so great about Sunrise is how Michael has been able to make an eclectic mix of tunes, sound as a whole. Sunrise has made it to my small group of CDs which I carry in my car now.” – Ryan Farish, Billboard Charting New Age Artist (www.ryanfarish.com ).

"On his new album Sunrise, Michael Hayes takes us on yet another sonic journey that will sweep you away." - Lee Smith, Four Winds Entertainment.

Here is a list of places Michael’s music has been used.


Michael’s music has been used on several television programs; The Sci-Fi Channel’s Proof Positive, 20/20, The History Channel, NBC Dateline, MSNBC Investigates, MSNBC Reports, Access Hollywood, America’s Most Wanted, Crook and Chase Tonight, and more.


Denise Allen, an Occupational Therapist, recorded two CDs of spoken word for relaxation; Cool Karma and Butterfly Dreams. Michael’ music was used for the background of Denise’s projects.

Rissa Records of Sanborn, New York used Michael’s music for its Sounds of Niagara with Music project. Michael’s music provided the background for the soothing sounds of nature recorded around Niagara Falls. The CD was sold in gift shops located at Niagara Falls.


Director Paula Rogge used one of Michael’s songs for the trailer of her movie Movin’ On.

Michael composed music for two short films produced by Bulb Productions of Germany and custom music cues for Woodward, Oklahoma’s Department of Tourism video.

Multi Media

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles used Michael’s music in a multi-media presentation for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Gameday used Michael’s music for the computer game Space Rescue.

Music Production Libraries

615 Music Library, Kool Kats, Power Sound, and Bonanza Music Library have all used Michael’s music.

Sunrise Credits:

Michael Hayes – guitars, bass, piano, keyboards, programming
Denny Jiosa – Guitar FXs 7, 9; drums 10, vocals 6, guitar solo 6
Brian Fullen – drums and percussion
Jeffery Scott Wills – sax 3, 5, 9
Jeff Cox – fretless bass 3, 11, bass 1
Kimber Manning – vocals 2, 10
Randy Olson – violin 1, 10
Chris Fullen – violin 8

All music composed and arranged by Michael Hayes
Produced by Michael Hayes
Engineering by Denny Jiosa and Michael Hayes
Recorded at Taegee Ko and The Reel Thing Studio
Mixing by Denny Jiosa www.dennyjiosa.com
Mastering by Ken Love, Mastermix, Nashville, TN
Published by Michael Hayes (BMI)
Cover Design by Ric Simensen


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Dawn Spann

This is the best relaxing music I have ever heard!
This CD is a stress releiver and a relaxing mood setter. I drive in heavy rush hour traffic every day and listening to this CD helps to calm me and make my drive enjoyable. It is also great to play while having dinner guests to make the atmosphere relaxing. I highly recommend it!

Denny Jiosa

Michael has a way of taking you on a compelling musical journey from start to finish. Melodically satisfying and stylistically broad in his approach, he is able to capture your mind and your heart! This CD is a must have!