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Bonnie Hayes

 Bonnie Hayes is a San Francisco-based songwriter, producer, musician, educator and recording artist. She has written several well-known songs including, 'Have A Heart' and 'Love Letter,' which were recorded by Bonnie Raitt for her multi-platinum and multi-Grammy winning album, Nick of Time. Her songs have been covered by Bette Midler, Robert Cray, Adam Ant, David Crosby and Booker T and the MG's. Throughout the 80s and 90s, Bonnie toured with Belinda Carlisle and Billy Idol as a keyboardist and backup singer. In 1984, her pop/punk debut Good Clean Fun was released on the LA indie label Slash Records to critical raves and national college airplay. Since then, Bonnie has released three more of her own albums, including Bonnie Hayes on Chrysalis Records and Empty Sky on Beacon/Fuel in 1995. That same year, Bonnie produced the project Steppin' Out by the Gospel Hummingbirds, which was nominated for a Grammy. She has gone on to produce many records, and currently runs a recording studio in San Rafael, CA. Bonnie is also a sought-after songwriting teacher whose students have won prizes in various major songwriting contests including: the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, WCSA, and Soulmaking. Her latest album is called Love In the Ruins.

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