The band was formed as a sort of ‘side project’ by Brian MacLeod and Ab Bryant. Their impact was immediate even before they’d landed a record deal, quickly earning the reputation as one of the west coast’s most energetic and magnetic live groups. After winning a local radio contest, the group released Turn it Loud on the Independent Solid Gold Records in 1982. The band would go on to double platinum status, and stayed on top of the charts for six straight weeks.
“Don’t It Make Ya Feel” turned the FM stations upside down, as did the title track, the killer “Breakin’ Down”, “People” and the power ballad “Winnin”. The Headpins were soon rewarded with a gold record. The album sold over a quarter-million copies in Canada alone and certified double platinum making it one of the most successful debut albums by a Canadian group ever.
The band toured around the world with dates throughout North American, the UK and Japan with the likes of KISS, Billy Squier, Helix, Quiet Riot and Whitesnake. The albums Line of Fire and Head Over Heels stayed true to their style with slick guitar slicks, powerful vocals and a pounding backbeat. Both albums were certified gold or better. Other notable tracks from the band including “Just One More Time”, “Feel It” and “Still the One”.Find out more: http://www.headpins.net/