Low Budget Rock Star Would Like You To Take Off Your Sunglasses

The Manitoba pop-rock trio want to peer inside the windows to your soul.


Low Budget Rock Star want to see what’s behind your Sunglasses in their invigorating pop-rock single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

“The eyes are the window to the soul,” says frontman Kennie Henderson of the Indigenous pop-rock trio from Manitoba’s Opaskwayak Cree Nation. “They are the replica of the universe and they reveal the vast beauty that exists in it, so why hide them? It is important to acknowledge the insecurities we carry, and it is equally important that we do not allow them to consume the life we have. This gives us a chance to be happy.” The punchy, anthemic track helps delivers plenty of happiness as well, thanks to its upbeat vibe and singalong chorus.

Low Budget Rock Star are a three-piece band comprised of Henderson (singer/guitarist), Harley Whitehead (bass), and Richie Cudmore (drums). This small band harness a mighty power that fights endlessly to breathe new life into the classic artform of rock ’n’ roll.

Henderson formed the band not just for fun, but for survival. “Growing up on the reservation, I used music as an outlet to help overcome the struggles of poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic family violence,” he shares. Cudmore, a 21st-century poet and prophet, lends his talents when writing songs, although primarily focuses on drumming for the group. Whitehead completes the trio, delivering love and nurturing through his bass.

When these guys get together to play, it’s seamless — almost like it’s one person doing multiple takes. But the reality is these are musicians who have effortless chemistry and training, leading to smooth and passionate collaboration with each other. It becomes a spiritual and intellectual encounter — much like their latest single.

Watch the video for Sunglasses above, check out more of Low Budget Rock Star’s music below, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.