(Canadian classic rockers 54-40 rock the stage in downtown Sudbury as Summerfest wraps up)
By Ian Campbell
The party came to an end last night downtown as another Summerfest wrapped up in Sudbury.
Among the headliners were the Joys, and Canadian classic rockers the Headpins and 54-40.
After rocking fans for over three decades, Darby Mills lead singer of the Headpins says they’re always looking at ways to keep things fresh.
“It’s a wonderful life, especially when you’re on the top end,” says Mills. “And we’ve been up and we’ve been down and as long as people keep coming out to see the band that’s all I care about.”
Mills says it’s been awhile since they were in Sudbury last but always enjoy their trips to the Big Nickel.
She also tells Rogers Radio, there could be big things in the works for the band as they’re working on a possible collaboration with their classic rock colleagues “Nazareth.”
Mills says she’s hoping for a possible duet with her favourite band and some tour dates over in Europe.
The evening wrapped up with a performance by west coast rockers 54-40, who played an hour set, finishing with what might be everyone’s favourite “I Go Blind.”
Lead singer Neil Osborne says the weather was perfect and the energy from the audience amazing, and jokes they could have gone on all night.
“You know I think we played past the curfew, I dunno what time that is,” he laughs. “But they wanted more, we almost had a riot.”
After three decades of show business, he says there are still plenty of things he’d like to do including a return trip to Europe.
“I haven’t met any of the Beatles and they’re dying away here, but we did meet the Rolling Stones and have played with them,” says Osborne. “That might be the closest we get to the Beatles <hehehe> sorry Rolling Stones.”
Meantime the group plans on continuing their tour for the 13th album with stops in southern Ontario and Alberta.