Band Profile: HeadBread

Posted on August 1, 2012 by webmaster
HeadBread, an experimental rock band based out of Bloomington, Ind., brings you original Organic Jamz as well as classic rock and modern band covers. The band plays in venues such as Max’s Place, The Video Saloon, Upland Brewery as well as the summer festival circuit. Read on and get to know more about this one-of-a-kind band in the Midwest.

1. How did you come up with the name of your band?
In early 2011, HeadBread formed when four like-minded musicians met in the small town of Harrodsburg, Ind. After weeks of deliberation, the decision to name the band HeadBread derived from the desire to create music that is food for thought. HeadBread is sustenance for the mind and soul — just as bread is nourishment for the body. With a name and a focus, the band began creating and sharing music with the world.

2. How many members are there?
HeadBread is comprised of four musicians and one lighting specialist. The musicians include: Jeremy Durham (lead guitar), Noel Niehaus (cosmic guitar), Sir Patrick N. Hayes III (bass guitar), the “Right on Reverend” Spence Taylor (drums) and everyone on vocals. Curtis Taylor, lighting specialist for HeadBread, makes each performance a concert and not just a show.

3. What type of music do you play?
HeadBread is an experimental rock group with a jam-band edge. The music is a solid blend of rock, funk, jazz and blues, with a psychedelic twinge. With over sixty years of experience, these musicians play music based on influences such as The Meters, Phish, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Band and The Who.

4. What CHAUVET® fixtures are included in your setup?
Taylor uses one 6SPOT and two SlimPAR 56 wash lights, two Vue 1.1 effect lights and one Intimidator Scan LED 100 scanner. He uses an Obey 3 to control SlimPAR 56 and an Obey 10 to control the remaining fixtures. The SlimPAR 56 fixtures are placed on the floor to uplight the musicians while washing the stage. Attached to a single T-stand, Intimidator Scan LED 100 provides a spotlight, 6SPOT is arranged depending on the layout of the venue and both Vue 1.1 effect lights light the dance floor. Taylor also incorporates a Hurricane 900 fog machine to provide the foundation for the entire light show.

5. Are they permanently installed somewhere or do you set them up for each performance?
Our CHAUVET® DJ lights are featured at every HeadBread show. The lights, along with the musical equipment, are set up for every show. We truly view the lights as the fifth member of the band. The amount of time required for setup varies depending on the size and layout of the venue. It generally takes no more than 30 – 40 minutes to set them up, and 20 – 30 minutes to tear them down.

6. Complete this thought: A show without lights is like…
A show without lights is like a rainbow without color — the form is recognizable, but the beauty is lost.