"Headshines rise from bonfires and beer to the House of Blues with legendary acts can be summed up by one piece of advice..." The World Famous KROQ
New CD "Diamond in the Sun" by Headshine is now on iTunes
One of the new songs 'Diamond in the Sun' co-written by RAS, Big B and Jim Perkins is also featured on Big B's new album "Fools Gold" now in stores nationwide with the Dirty Heads, P!nk, Slightly Stoopid and more.
Bio: Mixing acoustic coastal-rock and a feel-good vibe, Headshine takes you on a free-spirited ride up the coast with a sound track of life, love and the space between. A song that RAS wrote, sang and played on acoustic guitar caught the ear of producer Jim Perkins (Big B, Scott Russo, Cisco Adler, Kaleo of Pepper, Everlast). Jim showed the one-take demo to his business partner along with some other close friends in the music industry. For some reason, they wanted to hear more.
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 caught the attention of CBS radio. "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." -KROQ
Word of mouth kick-started the Huntington Beach artist toward the national stage. Headshine has recently opened tour dates for Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae-legends The Wailers, The English Beat, Natty Vibes and Sashamon from Hawaii, Al Anderson's Original Wailers, pop-punks Less Than Jake, the national rock band Lit, and The Supervillians.
From stripped-down acoustic shows to main stage concerts and festivals, Headshine is also growing in the college market with performances at Oregon State University, Southern Illinois University, Idaho State University, Whitworth University in Spokane Washington, UC Davis, Sonoma State University, Fresno State University, Cal State University Northridge, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Cal State University Fullerton, Cal State University Long Beach, San Diego State University. The debut single 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 93.1 KSLG in Humboldt.
Headshine was nominated for the 2013 OC Music Awards and was interviewed by KROQ after opening tour dates for Ziggy Marley, The Original Wailers, and The English Beat. Headshine recently performed at San Diego Winter Brew Fest, Hops in Humboldt, Morro Bay Beer Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and Palms Casino Reggae Pool Party in Las Vegas.
Ras backstage with Al Anderson (Original Guitarist for Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Headshine on tour with Ziggy Marley
Ras backstage with Dave Wakeling from The English Beat
2014 Upcoming Shows:-Get Tickets / More Info
Nov. 9 Reggae on the Beach @ Mr. Ricks in Avila Beach
Nov. 8 @ San Francisco's Beer Fest in Fort Mason Center hosted by 107.7FM
Sept. 14 @ Private Event in Del Mar, California
Sept. 13 @ 44th Annual Huntington Beach City Surf Contest
Aug. 9 @ Cher-Ae Heights Casino Reggae Night in Humboldt, CA
Aug. 8 @ Silvan Ridge Amphitheater in Eugene, Oregon
Aug. 7 @ Seattle Summer Concert Series in Jennings Memorial Park, WA
Aug. 6 @ Downtown Bellevue Concert Series in Washington presented by 98.9FM
Aug. 3 Oregon Summer Wine Fest @ Pyrenees Vineyard in Myrtle Creek, OR
Aug. 1 Reggae Night @ Six Rivers Brewery in Humboldt, CA
July 27 Park City Summer Reggae Concert @ Miner's Park in Utah
July 26 Colorado Summer Brew Fest @ Mile High Station in Denver, CO
July 25 Colorado Summer Brew Fest @ Mile High Station in Denver, CO
July 24 Park City Live Concert Series @ Silver Star in Park City, Utah
July 23 @ House of Blues Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Nevada
July 19 @ San Clemente Ocean Festival presented by Metrolink & 95.5 KLOS
July 13 Catalina Island @ The Reef in Two Harbors
July 12 Catalina Island @ The Reef in Two Harbors
May 17 @ San Juan Capistrano Eco Xpo presented by Metrolink
April 27 @ Pier Plaza Bike Festival in Huntington Beach presented by OCTA
Mt. Laurel Performing Arts Center w/ Ziggy Marley & Headshine in Pennyslvania
Newport Yachting Center w/ Ziggy Marley & Headshine in Rhode Island
Winter Brew Fest w/ Headshine hosted by FM94/9 in San Diego
Palms Casino in Las Vegas w/ Natty Vibes & Headshine
Belly Up in Solana Beach w/ English Beat & Headshine
Saint Rocke in Hermosa w/ English Beat & Headshine
House of Blues Anaheim w/ The Original Wailers & Headshine
Doheny Surf Festival w/ Common Sense & Headshine in Dana Point CA
Roq N' Surf Concert Series at The District in Tustin hosted by 106.7FM KROQ
US Open of Surfing w/ Surfrider Foundation benefit at Hilton Resort in HB
Saint Rocke in Hermosa w/ Sashamon & Headshine
Sundance Film Festival presented by Park City Television Studios
Hops in Humboldt Festival at Rohnert Park hosted by 93.1FM KSLG
Morro Bay Beer Festival at Tidelands Park
House of Blues Anaheim w/ The Wailers & Headshine