Vancouver rockers Headpins are keeping busy in their home province of BC with a couple concert dates scheduled for Port Alberni, Sidney and Richmond in October. The band spent the summer traveling around the country from BC to Northern Ontario playing with Streetheart, Nazareth, Harlequin and Lee Aaron.
The Headpins began in 1980 as a part-time project of the multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboards, drums) and songwriter Brian 'Too Loud' MacLeod and the bassist Ab Bryant from Chilliwack, with the vocalist Denise McCann and the drummer Matt Frenette. McCann and Frenette were replaced, respectively, by Darby Mills and Bernie Aubin, who appeared on the Headpins' first LP, Turn It Loud. Issued in 1982, it eventually sold some 200,000 copies and included the hit 'Don't It Make Ya Feel?'
Mills and Aubin toured with other musicians until MacLeod and Bryant left Chilliwack in April 1983 to become full time Headpins. The LPs Line of Fire and Head Over Heels followed, the former selling more than 100,000 copies. The songs 'Celebration' and 'Just One More Time' were also popular and were included on a 'greatest-hits' CD in 1988.
The band’s last release was the 2002 14-track Complete Greatest Hits, which also included the videos for Just One More Time and Don’t It Make Ya’ Feel.
Headpins October Tour Dates:
• October 15 - Port Alberni, BC at the Rainbow Room
• October 16 - Sidney, BC at the Mary Winspear Centre
• October 17 - Richmond, BC at the River Rock Casino with Streetheart