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The Pilot Hayes touring band members include but not limited to:
Chris Williams - Drums
Andy Kirn - Guitars
Chris Hayes -Vocals, Things
Roy Harper - Sax
Michael Ferguson - Guitars
Will Smith - Sax
Pilot Hayes and longtime music friend, Mikey Ferguson decided to vanish out of their hometown of Charlotte, and pursue music down by the coast, in Wilmington, North Carolina. There they settled in attending school at UNC-W. One day while while meandering downtown at the Community College, Hayes ran into Chris Williams in a public speaking class. "He was putting on this presentation, this instructional video on how to play the drums....only he was playing these drums like I had NEVER seen." He was blown away by the speed of Williams' hands, as drummed in the video. He knew right then that the two of them would start a band together and make it happen. Later that year after playing gigs under the name...."RadioHayes and Echopoint21", the band added a few players along the way, and always welcomes arbitrar friends to rock with them at their live shows. After the tragic death of their bass/flute virtuoso, Todd Hasz, then added to the mix, was rocker, Andy Kirn, who's main influence was the shreddingness of Led Zeppelin. The band stumbled on their first ever gig near Wilmington's Greenfield Lake, at a place called Legion Stadium. They were hosting a "Greater Wilmington Recycle Revival", where people could trade their stuff around for free. The PHBand was scheduled to open the show, but somehow was bumped down into the mix and ended up playing last and headlining their first ever concert together. "I remember some lady walking up to us after the show on the big outdoor stage and saying, "Y'all were the Best band that played ALL day....thanks you for changing things!", and walked away. Well I'm glad we made her day, but what about everyone else's? We surely weren't the BEST band that day, maybe the coolest?" He laughed.
The band then started playing clubs in Wilmington, slowly. Very Slowly. These guys started out lazy. Spoiled and living at the beach, they didn't want to move. But, the more they played, the more people listened. Soon, the clubs began to fill and fill, and even sell out. Their first ever nation wide tour begins the Summer of 2014. BE THERE.