posted 12 April 2014
Head East Members Visit The Nations Largest Drum Shop
On their way home from the recent Elkhart, Indiana show, Head East drummer Eddy Jones and members of Head East stopped by Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago, Illinois where they were treated to a personalized tour by owner Victor Salazar. Vic's Drum Shop has the largest and most comprehensive inventory in the nation. Watch video of Head East's personal tour of Vic's Drum Shop on Youtube at:
(Head East Stage Manager Nathan Jones and band members Eddy Jones, Glen Bridger, & Greg Manahan pose with store owner Victor Salazar)
posted 8 April 2014
Champaign and Elkhart Concert Photos
Head East recently played two back to back shows to packed houses with Styx at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois and the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana. Photos from these shows are now posted to our 2014 Concert Gallery, and may also be viewed on our Official Facebook page. Photos from the Champaign, Illinois show are also available on the website of the News-Gazette which serves East Central Illinois.
Before the concert, Head East band leader and keyboardist Roger Boyd took time to chat with Senior/Lead Audio Journeyman David Sears about his Mini-Moog (see photo on left). David had the following comments concerning their conversation. "Roger is a incredible keyboard master, so getting the lowdown on his relationship with Moog was a treat for me. I don't get to tour much anymore now that I am Senior/Lead Audio Journeyman for Local 187, so it's moments like this that make up missing the road life. Many thanks to you, Roger and the rest of the band for making another day onstage a memorable one!"
Click on the links below to view photos from the Champaign and Elkhart shows.
2014 Head East Concert Gallery
Head East Official Facebook
updated 24 March 2014
Win Free Head East / Styx Tickets, Dinner, & More - A Night To Remember From Classic Hits 107.9 FM WKIO
Congratulations to Scott Wells, winner of the "A Night To Remember" contest recently held by 107.9 FM WKIO. Read the article below for details on this contest which ended on March 17th.
Classic Hits 107.9 FM WKIO in Champaign, Illinois wants to give you "A Night To Remember". They are giving away a pair of choice tickets to the 2 April concert at the Virginia Theatre with Head East and Styx. The winners will also enjoy dinner at Timpone's Restaurant before the show with Roger Boyd and Darren Walker of Head East. Transportation for the night will be provided by Honda-BMW of Champaign with Dave Loane from Classic Hits 107.9 FM WKIO as your host.
posted 5 March 2014
St. Louis Mardi Gras Float Adorned With Head East Sign
Special thanks goes out to Roger Boyd's cousin Ted who submitted this photo taken at the 2014 St. Louis Mardi Gras parade. The float is adorned with a black and white replica of Head East's self-titled 4th studio album that is often referred to as the "Road Sign" album.
updated 1 March 2014
Head East Drummer Receives Drum Throne and Cymbal Endorsements
Head East drummer Eddy Jones was recently endorsed by Carmichael Drum Thrones and Soultone Cymbals.
View the video below which shows Eddy at Studio City KC in Kansas City trying out his new Soultone cymbals.
( * Note - audio portion begins about 16 seconds into video presentation )
posted 20 February 2014
In Memory of J. Jaye Steele - July 28, 1959 to February 11, 2014
A public memorial service will be held on March 9, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Crazy Olive in Cape Coral, Florida for former Head East alumnus Jeffrey Myers. Myers who performed using the stage name J. Jaye Steele, passed away on February 11th after a year long battle with stage four lung cancer. He was the lead vocalist for Head East during the mid-80s and was the current lead vocalist for the band Push based in southwestern Florida.
For additional information view the Push Facebook page and the obituary linked below:
Push Facebook Obituary
posted 17 February 2014
Diamond Jo Casino Concert Photos
Photos from the Head East concert held on February 15, 2014 at the Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa have been posted to our 2014 Concert Gallery.
On the left, Head East is shown performing live at Diamond Jo Casino (Photo courtesy of Jody Schmidt). View additional photos from this event by clicking the links below.
Dubuque Photos - Part 1 Dubuque Photos - Part 2
posted 7 February 2014
Styx and Head East Announce Concerts
Midwest rockers Styx and Head East have announced that they will be doing two shows together this spring. On April 2nd they will be performing at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, Illinois and on April 3rd they will bring their show to the historic Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana.
Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10:00 am Friday, February 14th and can be purchased online through each theatre's website or by phone or in person at their box office. For more information visit the Virginia Theatre and Lerner Theatre Websites linked below: