Derek Hayes is an American singer and songwriter. Hayes was born and raised in Bloomington, IN. He has been a vocal performer since his childhood, singing in his first band at the age of 13. While attending Edgewood High School, Hayes played golf and performed in showchoir. Post high school he started writing songs and making recordings. In 2016 he began performing as a solo artist and received a great deal of positive feedback from his friends and family. The very next year he released his debut studio EP "Do It Again".