Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A Little Background on Head over Heels....

Welcome to our Head over Heels web page.  We discussed having a page just for our duo stuff, since Mr. Head already has a site for his solo work...Miss V was a little more reluctant, but we'll give this a try for now. 

First off...why "Head over Heels"?....Well, Kevin's last name is Head, that part's easy....and Miss V has a tense bit of a shoe addiction..👠

Kevin has been in showbiz for most of his life. He's a veteran performer, singer-songwriter and actor, and has been on stages across the country. He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, Jim Bryson, Rick Fines, Russell DeCarle, Dean Mactaggart, Terry Tufts, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and his recordings have featured contributions from Ken Pearson ( Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, Georgette Fry and Kate McGarrigle.

That's him there on a stage in the late 60s.  Over the years he's played in numerous bands, and duos, trios and solo and ended up in the Kingston area sometime in the 1980s.

Miss V on the other hand is a bit of a late bloomer to performing.   Outside of being member of her high school band, and singing in a vocal quartet and the choir she was and still is pretty shy.  She admires a wide variety of "chick singers" having grown up listening to Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, and later Ann Wilson, Shawn Colvin, Sass Jordan, Irene Cara, Patti Cathcart (Tuck & Patti) and many others.  Being a singer was a dream she never really thought would materialize into something real. She didn't actually perform publicly until she moved to Eastern Ontario a few years ago.

As fate would have it (if you believe in fate) our paths crossed in a tiny pub, in the tiny town of Gananoque about 12 years ago. 

We began performing together around 2011 with Miss V sitting in to do a song or two at first, and then as she grew more confident, she'd sing a few more and we embarked on our musical journey as a duo.....We've been having a blast ever since!!

We play regularly in Picton, Gananoque, Belleville, Brockville and Westport, Ontario.  We have also twice performed on VIA Rail as part of the Artist On Board program, playing and travelling on board "The Canadian" to Vancouver, and "The Ocean" to Halifax, and hope to do it again soon.

You can check out our gig schedule to see where we'll be playing next. Be sure to come up and say "Hi!" - we love meeting all the different folks who come out to our shows.

Next up for us, with any luck is a CD of some of our favourite duets and maybe some original tunes too....we'll see how that goes 😉 Stay Tuned!

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