Kevin Saunders Hayes
Composer | Songwriter | Director | Producer
Kevin is a 30 year veteran of the creative experience – a composer, songwriter, lyricist, director, as well as an advisor to artists, a creative consultant, and a producer. Kevin creates, manages and directs creatives of all kinds with the explicit goal of delivering a one-of-a-kind, original experience that leaves a lasting impression.
As the creator of 5by4 Productions, Kevin has conceived, written and produced all of 5by4’s award-winning immersive theatrical experiences. 5by4 has built its unique brand of live entertainment into a commercially successful franchise, with five different productions that have toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. 5by4’s productions have been heavily featured in the media, with a PBS Television Special amongst other dedicated programs, and to date, the Company has performed over 300 shows in six countries to over one million adoring fans. 5by4’s newest production, Fate Still Rests, is currently being developed for the company’s first New York City production.
As a composer, Kevin has composed the score to more than 45 feature films, including two Academy Award® nominated documentaries and is the recipient of two 21st Century Filmmaker Awards for Excellence.
In addition Kevin has composed, recorded, performed and produced music for a variety of television, animation and advertising clients including; NBC, ABC, CBS, Turner, The Cartoon Network, Syfy, National Geographic, A&E, Animal Planet. AT&T, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Dodge, Six Flags, Discover Card, Toyota, and Kellogg’s.
As a songwriter, Kevin has created, record and produced the title tracks to 12 feature films, as well as the book, music and lyrics for 15 stage musicals.
When not working, Kevin dreams of radically different new ways to immerse audiences in extraordinary, life-changing story-telling experiences.