Award-winning composer, songwriter, lyricist,
producer and director
KEVIN SAUNDERS HAYES
Kevin is an award-winning creator, composer, songwriter, lyricist, producer and director.
He has scored more than 50 feature films, including two Academy Award® nominated documentaries, and is the recipient of two 21st Century Filmmaker Awards for Excellence. He has created, recorded and produced a large catalog of songs, including the title songs for 12 feature films, the book, music and lyrics for 15 stage musicals and produced a wide variety of talent including Tony Award winner Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid), Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe nominee Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Spanish classical guitarist Angel Romero and actor Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas).
Kevin is also the creative force behind kshpresents, his production company dedicated to creating disruptive new entertainment experiences.
Kevin has conceived, written and produced all the award-winning immersive and interactive Vox Lumiere productions, as well as Graphic Novels Live (in association with William Shatner’s Shatner’s Universe), the @ The Drive-in series as well as kshpresents‘ other unique brands of entertainment, transforming each of them into commercially successful franchises.
All of kshpresents‘ experiences have been heavily featured in the media, and honored with its own PBS Television Special and other dedicated programs. To date, his Vox Lumiere’s productions alone have performed hundreds of shows in six countries to over one million adoring fans.
To say we were blown away would be an understatement. Mind-blowing entertainment… truly different, incredibly exciting, and definitely the ticket for one of the coolest events to be found. ~ Broadwayworld.com
Spectacularly unique: a blend of soul-pumping rock concert, dance, and theater intertwined with a silent film. A captivating, one-of-a-kind experience that had the audience cheering, singing and ready to dance! ~ Buzzine
WOW… a sound-and-light extravaganza that leaves you wishing for an extra pair of eyes and ears. Whether you’re a diehard theatergoer, movie buff or concert regular, you’ve never seen anything like it! ~ Stage Scene LA
“Hayes’ music is always interesting, intriguing and crosses every genre from gothic, to punk to pop.” ~ The Daily Breeze
21st Century Filmmaker Awards For Excellence
Los Angeles Ticket Holder Awards
LA Stage Scene Awards (including “Best Special Event of the Year”)
If The Key Fits is the first single from AliƧin, Hayes’ seventh album and immersive Vox Lumiere concert experience. AliƧin combines singers, band and a trippy mash up of four silent films and a psychedelic 1960’s cartoon of Alice in Wonderland.
AliƧin spills all the juicy inside Wonderland dirt and If The Key Fits doesn’t hold back – rabbits, tiny doors, “Drink Me” juice, “Eat Me” cupcakes, people growing abnormally tall, then shrinking really, really small.
I know, it’s a lot. Take a minute, then press “PLAY“. It’s that triangle thingie.
you must first put yOur head in the lion’s mouth
…if the show is to happen