Mixing acoustic coastal-rock and a feel-good vibe, HEADSHINE takes you on a free spirited ride up the coast with a soundtrack of life, love and the space between. In spring 2009, a song that RAS wrote, sang and played on acoustic guitar caught the ear of major label producer Jim Perkins (Big B, Scott Russo, Pato Banton). Jim showed the one-take demo to his business partner Andrew Nast along with some other close friends in the music industry. For some reason, they wanted to hear more.
With a fresh California sound and songs about living life to the fullest, this emerging artist from Huntington Beach is now earning the love and support of fans from a 30 city Fall and Summer west coast tour. HEADSHINE has performed at Idaho State University, San Diego State University, Cal State University Long Beach, Fresno State University and Whitworth University in Spokane Washington, and after recently opening for iconic bands such as England's renown English Beat, pop-punk’s Less Than Jake, national rock band Lit, The Supervillians, Sashamon, and Jamaican reggae legend Prezident Brown, better things are coming and the future looks bright.
Performer Magazine highlights the best inependent music acts from the U.S. and is dedicated to being the first to introduce you to artists you should know about. As the nation's largest nationally distributed musicians' trade publication Performer Mag recently said, "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."
Headshine has grown in popularity across the western United States in the college market and was recently interviewed by KROQ. Their latest iTunes release has become a local favorite on the following commercial radio stations: 91X Alternative Rock, 102.1FM KPRI Adult Album Alternative, Sophie103.7FM Hot Adult Contemporary in San Diego, and 92.9FM KJEE Modern Rock in Santa Barbara. HEADSHINE was featured in a new surf video with US Open surf champ Brett Simpson on Surfline and was also nominated for the 2011 OC Music Awards. For the latest news, tour dates and more, see the official site at Planetsquared.com or check them out on Facebook.com/headshine or Myspace.com/headshine