LIVE music is set to return to the newly re-opened Queens Head on Queen Street, Redditch, next Friday (April 7).
Under new ownership and with a completely different approach the venue has booked Beach Boys collaborator Stevie Heger for the opening gig.
An accomplished solo artist and long-time drummer for Beach Boys great Al Jardine, Stevie has been in the music business for most of his life.
In addition to touring as a professional drummer, he has released seven albums over 22 years and has crisscrossed the United States and Japan fronting his six piece band Hey Stevie!.
Heger produced the last Al Jardine (Beach Boys) CD, “A Postcard from California”, which featured Beach Boys’ Carl and Brian Wilson along with Glen Campbell, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, America and Steve Miller. He has also worked on a vast array of material and over 1,000 recordings from Carlos Santana to Neil Young.
Supporting is local band Fishheads, who bring an intelligent blues, rock & folk fusion and are jolly entertaining as they go about it.
Promoter Steve Barnes, who organises the Redditch Music Festival, said: “The Queens Head is a fabulous venue and in collaboration with the owners we are striving to establish a quality live music presence in the town and as this is our launch event admission will be free of charge.
“The new owners have had a task on their hands in rebuilding the reputation of the venue and are doing a fantastic job. We are so pleased that Stevie chose to play Redditch are really excited to welcome him and look forward to a splendid evening.”
The gig starts at 9pm. Parking is available behind the venue which is free from 7pm.