Gwenyth Hayes – Tiny TOPs
Bassist and vocalist Gwenyth Hayes’ hybrid reinterpretations give due respect to popular cover tunes from many genres and eras. They center around her sultry voice, groove-oriented bass lines, and tight instrumental arrangements. This approach serves to reinvent popular soul, jazz, soft rock, and blues standards with a sensual and contemporary feel. Gwenyth’s sound appeals to diverse audiences and is reminiscent to many generations.
Throughout her career she has performed as both an independent artist and a professional bassist in support of various blues, pop, and soul artists. During her time in Chicago, she routinely performed at the world-famous Buddy Guy’s Legends and the Chicago Blues Festival. She has also toured with artists such as Murali Coryell (son of Larry Coryell), Laura Rain and the Caesars, Alligator & Delmark, Quintus McCormick, Maurice John Vaughn, and Toronzo Cannon.
Artist website: GwenythHayes.com
About Tiny TOPs: Reserve a private performance on your front lawn or share the gift of music with someone you love. Select a musician from the lineup and choose a time for that artist to play at an outdoor location of your choice. Musicians will play a 20-minute set outdoors in front of your residence, and you don’t have to worry about downtown parking.
Tiny TOPs is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore.