Bio

Origin of Nocturno Hayes ((singer))

...While lurking in the shadows of rejection and uncertainty...  He had to overcome the fear of failure that was hot on his trail... The instinct for survival grew stronger and as his heart pounded from the agitation of the chase... he learned to become invisible and inaudible (i.e. he gained control over the sonic realm, reducing it and distorting it at will) and as he learned to float, he cloaked himself, never allowing the hunter's eye another chance to bring him down. Taking a deep breath, he let out a battle cry and in the key of Bm sang out: "Enough!!" He struck quickly and the defeated oppressor was forced to retreat.


His newly acquired skill (STEALTH) allowed him to make many observations over the years and now he brings them to you as an offering, hoping that empathy will prevail.


Fueled by the comfort of the moonlight, who shed many a speck of truth for him, he was compelled to visit the Autumn Oracle who revealed to him that love was on the way, but he must stand firm against adversity.  It was then that she dubbed him: Nocturno Hayes.

The Elusives

The material for the still unfinished debut album entitled Celebrity Caviar is the result of many years’ effort by songwriter Anthony J. Maldonado as he collaborated with several other California-based musicians, most notably a recurring collaboration with his brother, Danny.  As the lyricist for the record, Anthony created a theme of social commentary from the underdog’s perspective by gathering a group of songs that as a whole make a powerful statement.  Danny wrote the music for 4 of these songs, plays guitar on them and also plays guitar on the title track (Anthony’s composition) as well as harmonica on “Gutter Song”.  He will remain a key contributor on future records.

 

Anthony co-wrote a song called “Matches” with space-guitar legend Brandon.  This track medleys into another collaboration (this time with Josh Copenhaver), the forementioned “Gutter Song”.  Coincidentally, Pennsylvania native Michael Trinsey plays drums on both these songs, however is absent on all the others.  Stepping up into the throne as premier drummer on the record is a hard-working, mild-mannered, and quite intuitive lady: none other than Scarlet Newman-Thomas.  She played essential drum arrangements on 6 of the songs for Celebrity Caviar.

 

Augustus Saunders plays a challenging piano accompaniment on “Low Expectations” and arranged the orchestral backing for this track.  Aside from contributing a piano part to “Judgement Day” and Hammond B-3 organ to “Gutter Song”, he has played an important role to the record as co-producer, principal recording engineer, and lately also providing moral support in the form of vocal coaching to Nocturno in the studio.  He is focused on trying to upgrade the sound quality of this recording as much as possible while remaining sensitive to Anthony’s quest for an honest representation of their efforts.

 

Special agent Ronnie Sunset joined the project towards the tail end, but his proficiency on guitar adorns and holds together some of these fresh tracks and his involvement strengthens the team.  Guest appearances also include AxJx on drums on “If I Forget”, Pat Trinsey on bass for “Gutter Song”.

 

This core-group, lovingly nicknamed “the Elusives” provide Nocturno Hayes with a musical backing worthy of the words he sings.   We are excited to finally bring this music to the people.  We are eager to assist you in your search for worthwhile, engaging, and meaningful tunes.  We don’t intend to compete with modern music acts, since Billboard is full of pointless drivel…  but we want a place in your hearts and are enchanted by your enthusiasm (wink!).

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