Sunhead King
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Sunhead King

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The best kept secret in music


"Music review"

The broad musical swath of the three-song demo submitted by Sunhead King suggests this band is probably as much a feast for the eyes and dancing feet as it is for ears alone. The titles themselves -- "Lunar Lover Laydown," "Scrape Me Off The Floor," and "The Dance" -- seem to say as much. The band makes smooth transitions and deftly weaves between tempo changes as it pulls from just about every popular musical genre since the ascendancy of rock. Indeed, if "Lunar" is a reach to the stars and "The Dance" baby steps toward hip-hop, then "Scrape" brings to mind nothing less than an updated "Bend Me, Shape Me." (Contact:

-- David C. Eldredge

- Illinois Entertainer

"Live review"

On Saturday 12/27/03 4:19 AM
I saw Suhead King play at The Double Door and they were a fresh and exciting act to see. The music is best described as a space funk with a bit of rock in there. They opened up the show with a theatrical act where they acted like apes with the 2001 Space Oddessy theme playing in the background. It's cool to see a band have the balls to do something like this today..especially when they are unknown. They have a really tight, high energy set with plenty of potential hits mixed in. There's enough rock in there to satisfy that craving, but the stuff is great to dance to. Few bands I have seen recently have had this same kind of overall dynamic in both sound and performance. I highly recommend checking them out. - Centerstage Chicago City Guide

"Rock Track of the Week"

"Lunar Lover Laydown" was the Rock Track of the Week at from December 13th -19th 2004. -

"Review of the track Lunar Lover Laydown"

Good grief.... It's great!
This is a very interesting song. It seems to be made in the best of 70's art-rock traditions. Were the band playing in those days it would sure be contributed to one of the best exponents of the style. Nowadays the style is not so popular but it's never late to revive it. The beginning of the song is quite strange, baring in mind what goes on later. The synthesyzer part can promise you anything, but what follows is probably one of the least expected things - good groovy rock, with very interesting inventive harmonic and melodic changes. The composition itself is a very good one - the guys from the band have plenty of imagination and very successfully materialize it in this song. It's not necessary to comment on every good twist and turn in the song - there are plenty of those - it's better to listen to them. But on the whole the most impressive things are very beautiful vocals (the one singing falsetto is just fantastic and has a very fitting delayd reverber added to it). Also the guitars sound very good. That could be said of all guitar parts there is - the rhythm guitar parts are really very fitting and beautiful. The solo guitar also quite impressive, I was especially fascinated by the beginning of the solo - very beautiful chord phrasing. Later the solo is also thoughtful and groovy but maybe it would have been wise to put a little more "meat" to the guitar timbre, cause when it goes on higher notes it starts to sound little bit thin. So it's probably the only flaw I can find in this song if it could be called a flaw at all. The composition is really wonderful, i'm very happy that there are people playing such kind of music. Good luck to you.


2004: Sunhead King (self released)

A full length independent self-titled CD was released in 2004.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Sunhead King is not just the name of a unique and dynamic musical group; it is a frame of mind. In ancient Spain gypsies would gather for an annual festival of dance. The objective was to obtain the ultimate freedom within each person. This was called "Brulle La Tete"--finding the "Sun in your Head." The band Sunhead King was assembled from Chicago's unknown. Complete strangers brought together by a local music ad, the band formed in the latter part of 2001 and have since dedicated themselves to becoming the kings of Brulle La Tete. No more performing depressing and angry rock music but instead fun, uplifting and exciting music that gets people to dance and laugh and enjoy all that is good in life. The music itself has a truly unique sound that the band classifies in its own genre called Space Funk Rock. Up-beat rhythms and an eclectic feel make Sunhead King an instant attention grabber. Sunhead King has made great strides on the Midwest music scene. The band has headlined major clubs such as Metro, Double Door, Martyrs', Abbey Pub, Elbo Room, and The Note. A full-length independent self-titled CD was released in 2004. Sunhead King headlined the world famous Metro in Chicago for the CD release party! Produced and engineered by Manny Sanchez (engineer of Billy Corgan's project, Zwan) at Gravity Studios in Chicago, the debut Sunhead King release is gaining critical and radio attention. The single, "Scrape Me Off The Floor" was played on Chicago's local radio station WXRT.