Rebel 101.7 and The Diamond Mine Agency teamed up together to bring Hugh Dillon and The Headstones back to Ottawa for 2 nights back to back at Barrymore’s Music Hall.
Front maned by Hugh Dillon, The Canadian Rock band has been shredding since 1987 and after taking a hiatus in 2003 they reformed in 2011. Hugh Dillon is also well known for being an actor in movie and TV in such titles as Flashpoint, Continuum and Trailer Park Boys: The Movie.
Their album released in 2013 called Love + Fury got them a top 10 nod and a #1 hit single.
They brought Like A Motorcycle along for the ride on this tour and never having heard them before I can say that they are a lot of fun to listen to. They set the stage for the boys and got the crowd hyped and ready to rock out the night.
The Headstones are well known for their live shows and how much they rock out and interact with the crowd and certainly did not disappoint in Ottawa. Hugh Dillon took to the stage and during the first track jumped from the stage to the tiny table/railing around the floor, then jumped from there on to the bar all the while still belting out strong vocals and carrying a wired mic and mic stand over the crowd. He then walked the back of the bar and jumped on to the other side of the table rail and made his way back to the stage.
The fans packed the floor and rocked out with the band the whole night. Hugh jumped in the crowd at one point and sang with the whole room. They played tracks like Losing Control, Let it Go, One by One and Fuck You.
If you thought just one night was going to be crazy just imagine doing it all over again the next night.
I got the chance to meet Hugh and the boys after the show and he made sure to tell me so smarten up and bring a fisheye lens to the next show because I’ll get some amazing shots with that and he expected me to send him the good ones.
Got to say I’ve been a fan for a while and meeting them in person was actually pretty cool and can’t wait to see them back in town again thanks to The Diamond Mine Agency.