Latest Reviews from Venues & Talent Buyers
"Headshine realize their dreams with chill, acoustic "Cali" rock. After being nominated for Best Acoustic Band for the OC Music Awards, Headshine embarked on a massive tour around the country which culminated with a show with The Wailers. Headshine, create music which conjures up these quintessential California moments with warm-bodied 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." 106.7FM KROQ
"Headshine keeps it poppy and positive, very refreshing for a modern rock band. A song written and performed as a one-time demo reached the ears of major label producer Jim Perkins and that kick-started the Huntington Beach, Calif., band toward the national stage. Now the group is traveling cross country." Illinois Times
"Thanks for the great show last weekend. I heard the #'s were good and our night manager actually complimented you all on how organized you were. This is the first time in recent memory that Clyde actually said something nice about someone - it's a big deal." Talent Buyer, Adam Spriggs
Headshine just reached # 21 on Billboard music chart in the U.S. Join us by adding Headshine's uplifting rock & reggae album to your playlist now featured on Apple with Iration, Sublime, Dirty Heads.
"Thank you for playing last week. We all really enjoyed your music. Next time you are traveling through northern California please let us know we would love to have you back any time. Thanks again!" Management at Six Rivers Brewery, Humboldt CA
"The guys were great, and the show was great and enjoyed by all. I got many comments from my people telling me the show was awesome. Maybe we can do it again!" -Talent Buyer, Rhode Island Waterfront Events Center in Newport, Rhode Island
"Mental states eased, the crowd was ready to sway as the opening band (and OC natives) Headshine hit the stage. This band had a laidback vibe and definitely did a great job of warming up the room for The Wailers with songs like "Better Things" -OC Weekly
"This sounds great! I'm gonna give it a spin on my show tonight!" -91X FM, San Diego
"The Huntington Beach singer/songwriter has cultivated a surfer/acoustic sound with a touch of reggae and California sunshine. With the backing of major-label producer, Jim Perkins and with the premiere of his first single "Better Things" on San Diego's 91X, things are definitely looking up." -Performer Magazine
"I saw you at House of Blues San Diego a few months ago and thought you sounded great. I have more dates in Anaheim I want to talk to you about." -General Manager, Live Nation Entertainment, House of Blues
"People have trust in my ear, they are going to dig what they hear so keep me posted when youre coming thru Vegas again and Ill send folks to go with me to further scope you out." -Senior Account Manager, CBS Radio, Las Vegas KMXB Mix 94.1 FM
Thankful to Fox channel 5 News for mentioning Headshine now playing in San Diego
Headshine performs at Jamul Casino in San Diego and adds more shows on Catalina Island. "It was great to finally see you guys live last night! We hope to make it out to one of your Catalina shows this summer. You guys are amazing!" -Escondido, California
"Nothing but positive and amazing reviews from students, colleagues, and staff. They were professional, on time, great to work with, and shared amazing talent. We will be putting this down in our records as a band to bring back in the very near future." -USU Events, Cal State University Northridge
"You guys are awesome and your music sounded so good on my Friday Lunch Box radio show." On Air host Craig Carpenter, 101.5FM Radio in Los Angeles & Orange County
"They rocked the place! People were really stoked on the whole scene, and they definitely made their mark here in our town. I think we would sell out next time. It was over all an awesome night. We would really like to host them again." -Talent Buyer Old Princeton Landing, Half Moon Bay San Francisco
The true and inspiring story behind Headshine's rise from bonfires and beer to the House of Blues with legendary acts is now captured in the new song "When I See You Smile" by producer Lewis Richards (Sublime, Dirty Heads, Sugar Ray). Headshine's new song When I See You Smile is recorded with legendary drummer Zebdrum from Tribal Seeds & Shaggy and is now featured on Apple with Weezer, Dr Dre, Bob Marley and The Beatles.
"I had way more fun watching you guys play then any other live band in years." On Air DJ, Donna Perry, 95.3 FM KUIC, Northern California
"The show was really fun, and the crowd loved it. Wed love to have them back another time." -Talent Buyer, Silver Star Resort, Park City Utah
"These guys were awesome at CMF. Now they are on a West Coast tour. Their new release is excellent - give our CMF band Headshine a listen." Chillin Music Festival, Tampa Florida
"When you hear of a band opening for Bob Marleys legendary The Wailers, presumably you have high expectations for that bands talent. Without any doubt, Headshine is the right band to get you in the mood. They provide a fresh smooth-mood sound of their native Huntington Beach, and are one band not to miss in Orange County." -Concert Review by Music In Press
Headshine's uplifting acoustic rock & reggae song "Trust the Vibes" reached top 10 on Apple with Iration, Sublime, Dirty Heads and is now getting airplay on Hawaii Radio, East Coast Trop Rock Radio, Tikipod Radio, and their song "High on Life" was just featured in a surf video with US Open surf champ Brett Simpson on Surfline TV.
"Headshine did great - the band was exactly what I was hoping and played very well. Good vibe, good fit. Please be in touch with Milo in the future for bookings, he loved the band and both he and Alex were really stoked on the guys. Nice job." Talent Buyer, The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach
"They were great, and people definitely liked them." -Talent Buyer, Soho Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara
"We will definitely consider Headshine for future events and will recommend them to other winereies. We hope to work with you and Headshine in the future -- everyone was in love!" Talent Buyer, Daou Vineyards, Paso Robles
"The students loved Headshine. There are requests for CDs and another performance. It was a pleasure having them perform for us." -Associated Students of Idaho State University
"They were awesome! Everyone loved it. We would definitely like to have them back if they are interested. Thanks so much for hooking us up." -Manager of Orfila Vineyards, Escondido CA
Guests enjoyed it, people were definitely engaged." -Sr. Operations Manager, House of Blues Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Nevada
"Headshine did an excellent job for the San Diego Brew Fest. We received positive feedback from the attendees and he did a great job." Talent Buyer, San Diego Winter Brew Fest
If anyone tries to catch a big wave without paddling, we have a few words for you... vaya con dios. US Open surf champ Brett Simpson makes the impossible look easy while shooting through a tube in Mexico. Check out Simpos No-Paddle Pit featuring Headshine's song "High on Life" that just received over 125,000 views on Surfline TV.
"Headshine is one of four Huntington Beach or Sunset Beach acts nominated this year. Ashley Eckenweiler, a spokeswoman for the awards, said the recognition was invaluable to an up-and-coming band. "We're definitely exposing them to the right people in the industry," she said. "Anything can happen." -Headshine featured on front page of LA Times / HB Independent Newspaper.
"BMI singer/songwriter Headshine delivered a strong set at the January 11 OC Music Awards showcase in the Best Live Acoustic field of competition." BMI
"The only thing more fun than riding Metrolink is the new music video about riding Metrolink. A song written by Ras from Headshine, one of Orange County's most popular local bands; "Catch a Ride on Metrolink" is an acoustical groove on the good vibes of taking the train. It features popular OC destinations near the Metrolink ine, and even explains how to ride. Watch the new commercial featuring Headshine by OCTA / Metrolink
"You were great! We'd like to have you back." -Management Biddle Ranch Vineyard, San Luis Obispo
"Headshine totally took over the vibe and rocked out. Unreal! Thanks so much to the guys for the pure entertainment. I hope you return when you're in the neighborhood. Best night of our summer." -Talent Buyer, Zoggs Delaware
"They were amazing." -Talent Buyer, On The Rox, Roxy Theatre Hollywood
"We loved having them. I dont think I told you how much everyone enjoyed the music. They were amazing." -Management San Marcos Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles
"Thank you so much for the entertainment! It went great and the students that attended loved the music." Associated Students of Sonoma State University
"Looking for some music to round out your Friday with? Ease into the afternoon with Headshine, a surfer inspired reggae band from Cali. Headshine has opened for reggae legends The Wailers and Ziggy Marley, to name a couple. They are currently working on a new record and touring. So keep an eye out for these dudes to swing by your city." Lauren Ignited, Chicago Illinois
"Headshine, played Whitworth University in the Hixson Union Building Multipurpose Room on Wednesday, Oct 14. Between every song, they shared a story behind why they wrote it or decided to play it. Overall, their inspirations came from several different places. One song, "Go with the Flow," was written after an awful river float experience on their trip from Idaho to Utah. What was supposed to be a peaceful river excursion quickly turned into a not so pleasant situation, but it inspired them to write a song about it. "Rivers just show you something about yourself," RAS said. Their witty banter between songs kept the audience engaged and made for a more intimate setting. Their stage presence was very relaxed, and it was obvious they enjoyed playing and interacting with the audience." -Whitworthian, Spokane Washington
"They were fabulous and we will certainly use them for future events!" -Talent Buyer, Villa San Juliette Winery, San Miguel