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Born and raised in southern California, Jake Hays is a singer, songwriter, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He discovered a love for music at age thirteen, and began professionally touring at the age of nineteen. Hays has written songs with Matt Sorum (Guns N’Roses, Velvet Revolver), Grammy Award-winner Holly Knight (Aerosmith, Pat Benatar) and Cherie Currie (The Runaways) to name a few. Hays signed with BMG/Vagrant Records in 2015 with his project Maudlin Strangers, and toured the US and Canada with acts like Bad Suns, Cold War Kids and LANY. Along with a love for music, Hays discovered a love for acting, and in 2016, he began to study the Meisner-technique at Playhouse West in North Hollywood. He later attended the world-renowned improv schools, The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade. In November 2018, while Hays was away in Texas filming the indie 80s-inspired action movie Night Run, he lost his home and recording studio in the Woolsey Fire. In the following months of readjustment, he rented a small studio lockout where he would go on to record the “Room 13” EP, which includes his song “Sleep Talk”, which amassed over a million streams online. His latest single "Dumb Shit" is available on all streaming platforms. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hays booked and filmed his first theatrical role as Robert Ressler in the thriller, Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman alongside Chad Michael Murray, Holland Roden, and Lin Shaye. You can contact him via email, instagram DMs, or saying his name three times in any haunted mirror.

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