Featuring all original members, Roger Boyd, John Schlitt, Steve Huston, Mike Somerville.
Head East are a hard rock quintet from south central Illinois. They released their first album, Flat as a Pancake, in 1974 on their own record label (Pyramid Records) selling all 5,000 records and 500 eight-tracks produced. A&M was impressed enough to sign the band and re-release the album in 1975 which went gold by 1978.
Single releases of “Never Been Any Reason” and “Love Me Tonight” both charted Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart and “Since You Been Gone” from their 1978 self-titled Head East album became their highest charting single at #41. “Never Been Any Reason” continues today to be one of the most recognized and requested songs from the “Golden Age of Rock and Roll” and is always in demand.
The current members’ superb musicianship and versatility along with strong vocal and songwriting abilities are a mirror image of the original lineup and have resulted in the filming of their first ever videos “Prisoner” and “One Night” and the release of the live album “One Night With Head East.”
For more than four decades the band has brought classic rock to fans everywhere. Founder Roger Boyd says he looks forward to bringing Head East music to all their fans for many years to come. “Head East will continue to rock on as long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and play,” he vows.
For their talent, dedication, longevity and major impact on the Iowa music scene, Head East enters the IRRMA Hall of Fame in 2011.
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Don’t worry if you can’t get here early. After you select your concert package you will be able to select a seat upgrade. In the past it has been a hassle to get the seat you want with the lottery and festival seating. If you do not want to upgrade your seats you will still be able to select seats in the general seating area.
Please review the lodging or guest house here before you select your concert package. All Lodging reservations are for the night of the concert and include Breakfast at the lodge the next morning. If staying at the lodge you can request 2 twin beds or a queen bed. You can also request to share a suite with someone. These requests are not guaranteed. You will make this request at checkout in the survey.
Delux Motor Coach transportation provided by Mid-American Coaches, from Kirkwood and Union to Wildwood and return.