Doors Open At: 7:00PM
Event Time: 8:00PM
Event Cost: Starts At: $39.00
Johnnie Dee and Derry Grehan, the principal and founding members of Honeymoon Suite, met when introduced by manager Stephen Prendergast in 1982. Deciding to work together, they formed Honeymoon Suite with Grehan’s former Steve Blimkie And The Reason’ band-mate Dave Betts on drums, plus an anonymous keyboard player and bassist.
In 1983 they decided to enter the Homegrown Contest put on yearly by Toronto’s Q107-FM radio station so Prendergast approached his friend and producer Tom Treumuth to produce a song for them. Based on the buying public’s response, “New Girl Now” won the contest and Bob Roper at WEA Canada was so impressed with the song and response that he signed the band right away.
Personnel conflicts eventually arose and the keyboardist was replaced with Toronto bred Ray Coburn. Although a session player named Brian Brackstone played bass on the album, the band soon found themselves a permanent bassist named Gary Lalonde. Originally scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day, the milestone first album was released in June of 1984.
The Headpins are proud to officially announce and introduce our new lead vocalist – Katrina Lawrence. The multi-talented, gorgeous and charming “Kat” proved to us early on that she has what it takes to be the “Voice” of the Headpins. Kat’s personality, skill set, and especially her vibe, have re-ignited our musical passion. We really dig Kat and we are absolutely certain you will too. The Headpins have been going strong for over 37 years. Long time lead singer Darby Mills has moved on to pursue solo endeavors, we wish her the best. Headpins are truly excited to begin a new chapter. Welcome aboard Katrina! Do your thing … and lets Turn It Up LOUDER than ever!!!