Acoustic / Coastal Rock / Reggae
With a touch of reggae and California sunshine, the Huntington Beach singer/songwriter has cultivated a surfer/acoustic sound called HEADSHINE; and it's what happens when something comes alive inside and begins to radiate. One moment you're singing along and the next thing you know you're at a show rockin' a shaker, or crowd surfing with a bunch of good friends. Listen to the music and your head will shine.
The debut record "Better Things" by Headshine recently caught the attention of CBS radio. "Headshine, create music which conjures up these quintessential California moments with warm-bodied Latin acoustics, Bob Marley-inspired reggae riffs, persuasive percussion, and a fearless fader scratching that gives their sound an understated edge. Much like the typical native Californian, Headshine is a musical mosaic of melodies effortlessly melting into each other, supported by luminous lyrics prompting the listeners towards self-compassion and positive action. This sound transmuted into feeling is the kind of experience that has prompted many a youthful daydreamer into finding their own dreams with the peaceful churn of the Pacific Ocean as their soundtrack." -KROQ
Word of mouth kick-started the Huntington Beach artist toward the national stage and now Headshine is traveling cross country, and opening for iconic artists such as Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae legends The Wailers, England's renown English Beat, pop-punk's Less Than Jake, the national rock band Lit, The Supervillians, Sashamon, and Al Anderson's Original Wailers.
From stripped-down acoustic shows to main stage concerts and festivals, Headshine is also growing in the college market with performances at Southern Illinois University, Whitworth University in Spokane Washington, Idaho State University, UC Davis, Fresno State University, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Cal State University Northridge, San Diego State University, Cal State University Fullerton, Cal State University Long Beach. The debut iTunes release titled: Better Things became a local favorite on 91X, Sophie103.7, 102.1 KPRI, 92.9 KJEE, and Headshine has also performed events with 93.3 KTCL, X107.5 KXTE and 94.1 KSLG in Humboldt.
Headshine was nominated by the 2013 OC Music Awards and was just interviewed by KROQ after returning from a US tour to open for The Wailers @ House of Blues Anaheim. Headshine recently headlined the Morro Bay Beer Festival, Hops in Humboldt, and the grand opening of Villa San Juliette Vineyard hosted by TV producers Ken Warwick / Nigel Lythgoe. Headshine also performed live on television at Sundance Film Festival and was featured in a new commercial by Metrolink. Headshine is now finishing a new record with producer Jim Perkins and has a bunch of shows coming up, so feel free to add a comment and let us know what you think at the Official Site, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.