The Hotheads

Combining urban dance with a sophisticated blend of pop, rock, and reggae, the Hotheads were one of the most talked about bands in New York in the 1990’s. Now they’re back and stronger than ever. Their unique combination of sounds won them critical acclaim with the press and fellow musicians alike. With band members whose credits read more like a who’s who of rock stars, the Hotheads are frequently known to jam with such names as Lenny Kravitz and Paul Schaffer in clubs throughout the world. They’ve shared the stage with such performers as Tom Tom Club, Van Halen, Debbie Harry, and George Clinton. Their music for the successful HBO television series The Sopranos garnered them a Grammy nomination in 2000.

Centered around the grooves created by drummer/band leader Kevin Tooley (John Cale, Klaus Nomi, Julee Cruise) and bassist Johnny Cement, The Hotheads create great songs centered around their rock/reggae/pop rhythms. Featuring the great guitar work of Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter Band, Carole King, Garland Jeffreys), and the magnificent vocals of Michael Reiss and Winston Irie.

With their new singles “You Can’t Hustle This” and “Gun Culture” released on World Wide Vibe in 2013 and the re-release (on our sister label Slum Goddess Records) of their classic 1997 album Landmines in late 2012, The Hotheads are poised to regain their rightful place as America’s #1 pop/reggae combo. Look for live dates throughout North America in the coming months.



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