Mike HAYES (1978) Pete HAYES (1978)
1944 – Mike Hayes born on the 15th
of March at Henley
1946 – Pete Hayes born on the 4th
of May at Henley
Thames in England.
1949 – Family moved to
and spent seven years living near Bacchus Marsh before settling
1959 – Peter started playing
music, his early influences were a mix of Irish-Australian and
1960’s – Joined with his brother
Mike and formed “The
1964 – Age 18 Peter joined the
Rick and Thel Show.
Pete was a versatile vocalist and harmony singer and
with his brother formed the Hayes Bros. Bluegrass Band which
performed for many years. As the Hayes Brothers they released 2
albums and became known as the first bluegrass band to perform
1976 – After the death of Russ
Hawking, Pete sang with Alan Hawking for 2 years as part of the
1978 – After 2 years of constant
travel Pete settled in
Homestead which featured
guitarist Barry Roy, bass player Geoff Whyte and drummer Jazzer
Smith. Mike and Pete were inducted into the Hands of Fame.
Mike Hayes was a
multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and was the lead singer for a
number of groups.
As a studio musician Peter played
and recorded with a host of International and local artists such
as The Hawking Brothers, Saltbush, Johnny Chester, Lee Conway,
Lionel Rose, The Howie Brothers, Col Elliot, Noel Watson, Slim
Whitman and Charlie Pride.
2003 – Mike Hayes passed away on
the 10th of
Pete Hayes passed away on the 1st