posted 28 Aug 2014
Sangamon River Music Festival & Rocktastic 2014 Concert Photos
Head East performed at the Sangamon River Music Festival in Mahomet, Illinois on Friday, August 22nd and at Rocktastic 2014 at the Stuart Speedway in Stuart, Iowa on Saturday, August 23rd. Concert photos from these two shows can now be viewed in our 2014 Concert Gallery linked below:
posted 19 Aug 2014
Roger Boyd Interview with 1003.5 FM
In conjunction with Head East's upcoming concert in Stuart, Iowa, keyboardist and band leader Roger Boyd was recently interviewed by Jack Emerson of 100.3 FM in Des Moines, Iowa. Head East will be co-headlining Rocktastic 2014 with Firehouse at he Stuart Speedway on Saturday, August 23rd. OREO Meatwagon opens the show at 3:30 pm, followed by Head East at 5:30 pm and Firehouse at 7:30pm. Visit the Rocktastic 2014 website for additional information.
Click the following link to listen to the interview: Play Interview
posted 14 Aug 2014
Head East Drummer Wil Be Featured Percussionist at St. Joseph School District Event
Head East drummer Eddy Jones will be the featured percussionist at the St. Joseph Civic Arena when he performs on August 15 with the Benton High School Drum Line.
The performance will be part of the St. Joseph Missouri School District Convocation which begins this Friday morning at 8:00 am CDT. The convocation is an annual tradition which the school district describes as a pep rally for teachers.
The event will be aired next Monday on the St Joseph School District TV Channel in the St. Joseph viewing area and will also be available at a later date on YouTube.
posted 14 Aug 2014
A Former Bandmate, An Audio Engineer, and a Fellow Classic Rocker Visit with Head East in Florida.
|Roger Boyd and Dan Odum
||Dennis Elliott and Darren Walker
||Tom Byler and Roger Boyd
While in Florida for their show at the Englewood Event Center on August 1st, the members of Head East were visited by some very important people from their past. Dennis Elliott, founding member and drummer for the band Foreigner from 1976 to 1992, paid a surprise visit and stopped in backstage before the show to talk with and take photos with the band.
Former Head East percussionist and vocalist Dan Odum stopped by to say hello but was unable to stay for the show due to a previous obligation. Dan first joined Head East in the early 70s on drums and vocals but left when he was drafted into the Army. He was originally an Army medic, but was able to join an Army Choir shortly after being assigned to Germany and had the opportunity to perform throughout Germany and many parts of Europe. Dan returned to Head East as their lead vocalist in 1980 and can be heard on the US 1 and Onward and Upward albums.
Audio Engineer Tom Byler also visited the band members and took in the show. Tom was the audio engineer at Golden Voice Recording Studios in South Pekin, Illinois where Head East recorded their first two studio albums. This was the first time that Tom and Roger Boyd had seen each other in over 30 years. When asked about Tom's contributions to Head East's first two records Roger Boyd stated, "Priceless!!! We were a great team. He primarily handled the drums and bass and I the rest."
posted 10 Aug 2014
Englewood Event Center Concert Photos
Photos from Head East's recent appearance at the Englewood Event Center in Englewood, Florida can now be viewed in our 2014 Concert Gallery linked below:
Head East 2014 Concert Gallery
posted 30 July 2014
Head East Featured In Sarasota Weekly Entertainment Guide
In conjunction with Head East's upcoming appearance at the Englewood Event Center in Southwestern Florida on August 1st, Head East founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd was recently interviewed by Gerry Galipault of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. You can read Galipault's article about Head East and comments from his interview with Roger Boyd in this week's edition of Ticket Sarasota, the weekly entertainment guide of the Herald-Tribune found online at:
Head East, who is making their first appearance at the Englewood Event Center, will headline the evening's entertainment. Doors open at 6:30pm with the bands Trilogy and Maiden Cane opening. For more information see our Concerts page or visit the Englewood Event Center Website.
posted 27 July 2014
Head East Members Drop In on the Still Kickin' Band
Head East will celebrate their 45th Anniversary on August 6, 2014. Having been in the busy for over 4 decades, a name like Still Kickin' could describe Head East. But it seems that the name Still Kickin' is already taken by a group of seasoned musicians from Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Head East was contacted by the Still Kickin' band while enroute to their recent July 6th show in Crystal Lake. They invited the members of Head East to stop by their rehearsal that day which was taking place not far from the concert site. Head East members Greg Manahan, Eddy Jones, and Glen Bridger were able to briefly stop by along with Head East stage manager Nathan Jones (see photo on left).
Head East members Greg Manahan (front center), Eddy Jones and Glen Bridger (far right) and
stage manager Nathan Jones (center in black shirt) pose with Still Kickin' members, family, & friends.
Head East would like to thank the Still Kickin' band for their hospitality and for letting them sit in and play "Never Been Any Reason" with them at their rehearsal.
posted 15 July 2014
Walnutstock and Breastfest Concert Photos
Head East performed at the Breastfest Biker Bash in Pecatonica, Illinois on July 11th and at the Walnutstock Music Festival in Tarkio, Missouri on July 12th. Concert photos from these two shows can now be viewed in our 2014 Concert Gallery linked below:
Walnutstock Concert Photos
Breastfest Biker Bash Concert Photos