Critical Hit is a videogame music tribute band performing original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated videogames of all time. Featuring Jason Hayes, lead composer on the original release of Blizzard’s hit MMO World of Warcraft, the band’s unique sound blends a variety of musical styles from rock to classical and beyond.
Embark on a rediscovery journey of timeless pieces from World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty, Halo, Skyrim, Pump It Up, Angry Birds, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon, and more!
About the Founders
Jason was lead composer on the original release of World of Warcraft. He has also contributed scores to Dota 2, StarCraft, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Warcraft III, Diablo II, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. His compositions have been performed by renowned symphony orchestras worldwide.
Jason currently resides in Irvine, California as an in-house composer for Blizzard Entertainment. He is excited to bring his enthusiasm for videogame music on stage to every Critical Hit live performance.
Co-Founder, General Manager
Michael performed video game and anime music piano concerts under the stage name “Piano Squall” to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is the first independent musician to publish a video game and anime piano solo album, entitled GAME. Michael’s music has been featured on major entertainment websites and publications, including IGN, MTV, and Newtype Magazine.