Helmet Head formed in 2005 and has played CBGB, Lion's Den, Don Hill's, Knitting Factory, Arlene's Grocery and Bitter End. Helmet Head is a natural headliner, but we'll play anywhere on a bill. Listen to our live version of "Shut Your Mouth, Lance Armstrong is an American Hero" on our myspace site (www.myspace.com/helmetheadmusic) and you'll hear why. It's all about the live show. We don't need a sissy-boy press kit. We email our fans about upcoming shows and pack every gig. "Helmet-Heads" appreciate our thoughtful approach to the show and the music. They know there's a surprise inside each show, and always a jelly-roll ending. With a name like Helmet Head, it has to be good. Our influences include but are not limited to Phish, Talking Heads, Cake, REM, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead.
Chaka-Khan El Boyle - Vocals
Edward Boyle - Keys
Luke Tamura - Guitar
Brad Maurer - Drums
Mike Wilde - Bass
"Cuba", "Alien Cat Shortstop" and "Bugsprayman" are all written in 2005 and final mixed in 2007. "Cuba" will be featured in August on WBAB's Homegrown Heros.
Our typical set is 45 minutes. It consists of 9 songs (8 originals, 1 cover). We play a different cover every show. Helmet Head has 12 original songs: Alien Cat Shortstop, Blue Agave, Brother James (James Brown Time), Bugsprayman, Chicken Dinner, Country Helmet, Cuba, Don't Obey the Law, Hangin' Brains, My Boss, Shut Your Mouth Lance Armstrong is an American Hero and Smoke.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.
|Aug 23, 2007 Thursday||9:00 PM||Don Hill's||New York, NY, US|
|Jul 12, 2007 Thursday||9:00 PM||Arlene's Grocery||New York, NY, US|
|May 23, 2007 Wednesday||9:00 PM||Knitting Factory||New York, NY, US|
|Apr 29, 2007 Sunday||9:00 PM||Lion's Den||New York, NY, US|
|Dec 8, 2006 Friday||9:00 PM||Arlene's Grocery||New York, NY, US|
|Nov 2, 2006 Thursday||10:00 PM||Bitter End||New York, NY, US|
|Aug 24, 2006 Thursday||9:00 PM||Arlene's Grocery||New York, NY, US|
|Feb 17, 2006 Friday||10:00 PM||Lion's Den||New York, NY, US|
|Dec 7, 2005 Wednesday||8:00 PM||CBGB||New York, NY, US|