1) Headrush is a hard rock / heavy metal band
HEADRUSH - The Story So Far
Members: Andy Law (Lead Vocals); Dave Leese (Lead & Rhythm guitars); Chris Khosa (Lead & Rhythm); Tom Shaw (Bass Guitar); Bob Myatt (Drums & Percussion)
Background: Headrush are in negotiations over a Publishing Deal with ‘The New Black Corporation’ which is headed by the A&R man who signed ‘The Hives’ ‘HIM’ ‘Beth Orton’ ‘Death in Vegas’ and even ‘Kylie Minogue’ as well as working with such industry giants as the legendary ‘Clive Davis’.
Headrush began when guitarist Dave ‘sleeze’ Leese met singer Andy Law at a gig Andy was playing with his former band, Andy auditioned by singing ‘Dead or alive’ on Karaoke and the rest is history! Andy has a natural ability for melody and has already been likened to such legends as Bruce Dickinson, Sebastian Bach, Graham Bonnet, and Steve Perry whilst still managing to retain his own unique style and charisma. Drummer Bob Myatt brought in his Aerosmith styled, Funky Rock Drumming to the band, and Tom Shaw was added to the band with a unique 5-string full on Bass attack that lays down the bands booming, heavy trademark sound. Last of all Chris ‘The Tramp’ Khosa brought in a rip-roaring chainsaw 2nd guitar, and developed a classic twin lead guitar partnership with founder member Dave ’ sleeze’ Leese, leading to mutually assured guitar destruction!
Headrush’s direction, musically and stylistically, is in the vein of such greats as Guns’n’Roses, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, and AC/DC. With Dave and Chris (Guitars) and Andy (Vocals) forming the bands songwriting partnership, Bob and Tom providing the driving rhythm, Headrush’s live shows are full of high octane energy and 100% fun.
With songs full of big choruses, infectious melodies, and riffs that stick in your head after one listen, Headrush have a list of songs that are sure-fire singles. The quintet ring true to their own catchphrase - ‘Back again…Rock’n’roll.’ The Rock’n’Roll anthem ‘Perfect Drug’, the explosive ‘A Thousand Pictures’, the uplifting ‘Saviour’, and pure in your face attitude of ‘Just Bring It On’ make up Headrush’s debut single EP, along with a whole albums worth of future singles such as the driving ‘Where I Belong’, the epic ‘Fallin’, and the heart tugging ‘Set In Stone’.
Best Moments So Far: After less than 2 years together obtaining a PR partnership with Quite Great PR, whose clients include - Kiss, Guns’n’Roses, Faith No More, Bon Jovi.
Blurb PR handling Radio and Student Press.
A Publishing Deal with ‘The New Black Corporation’ which is owned by ex head of A&R at Telstar and Deconstruction Records Pete Hadfield, and ex BMG A&R Keith Blackhurst who have been responsible for signing ‘The Hives’ and ‘HIM’ amongst others.
The attention of Marsupial Management - (Stereophonics/Inme)
Supporting The Glitterati, Trashlight Vision, The Quireboys, The Ga Ga’s, LA Glam band Pretty Boy Floyd, ex-Terrorvision singer Tony Wright’s new band Laika Dog, Hayseed Dixie and playing the AC/DC Big Ball.
Compliments of BBC Producer Phil Ward-Large.
Selling over 2000 copies of the debut EP independantly in two months.
Playing to 2000 bikers at the Kings Hall in Stoke, as well as various Bikers Festivals eg - The Uttoxeter Racecourse.
Selling over 300 Tickets per gig at Stoke’s biggest venue The Sugarmill (more than The Darkness!) The band have developed a healthy local following.
Radio airplay on BBC Radio Shropshire, Signal Radio, Radio Stoke, Rock FM, Melodic Rock Radio (Australia), Tourbus (New York) and various Digital Radio stations.
The Single Perfect Drug Has been played in various nightclubs in Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham Rock City,and even in Rock Clubs and Hotels in Palma, Mallorca!
Full Page feature in the Stoke-on-Trent Sentinel Newspaper.
Logo Magazine Review. Baconmusic.co.uk review. Powerplay Review, Classic Rock Society Review. Black Velvet Review, Drowned in Sound Review, Click.com Review, Manilla Review.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has asked to hear the bands EP after talking to ‘The Tramp’ in an interview.
Various Cancer Charity Shows, in memory of Dave ‘Sleeze’ Leese’s Mum.
Genre/Influences: Guns’n’Roses, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Motley Crue, Skid Row, Hanoi Rocks, Journey, Def Leppard, Queen, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Zakk Wylde, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Buckcherry, Iced Earth, Queensryche, Kiss, Jimi Hendrix, The Sex Pistols, Van Halen, Etc…
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2) Headrush is an alternative rock band from Sacramento, US, led by frontman Waymon Boone (formerly of Splender), and with drummer Matt Clark and bassist Allison Johnson.
Headrush have released “Drive Me Out Of Here EP” in 2005. The new LP is “Weight of the Water”
3) Headrush (also known as Tha Headrush Cru or THC) was a short-lived experimental electronic collective from New York City, best known for their genre-straddling album “Urrbin Ledjinz,” which fused hard jungle, ambient soundscapes, hip-hop, punk, metal, and acoustic and electric guitars into an ambitious, continuous live concept.
Edited by timbstoke on 27 Feb 2009, 21:23
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