Brooks Headley

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Brooks Headley
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk, indie rock, folk punk, emo
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1992–present
Labels Vermiform Records, Lookout! Records, Kill Rock Stars
Associated acts Universal Order of Armageddon, Born Against, (Young) Pioneers, Men's Recovery Project, The Great Unraveling, Skull Kontrol, Wrangler Brutes, Oldest

Brooks Headley is an American musician and chef, best known as the drummer in several hardcore punk and indie rock bands.

Headley was executive pastry chef at Del Posto, a New York Times-rated four-star restaurant, in New York City.[1][2] He left Del Posto to open a vegetarian burger bar, Superiority Burger.

Musical career[edit]

Headley played drums in the Baltimore-area hardcore/emo band Universal Order of Armageddon from 1992–1994. With Universal Order of Armageddon bandmate Tonie Joy, he also joined the final lineup of the political hardcore band Born Against in 1993.

Later that year, he moved to Richmond, Virginia, and co-founded the group (Young) Pioneers, with whom he remained for several years. Through the remainder of the 1990s, he had brief stints in Men's Recovery Project and The Great Unraveling, followed by more extended time in Skull Kontrol and Wrangler Brutes.

Headley has formed the band Oldest with guitarist Mick Barr of Orthrelm.[3] Additionally, he is active with Universal Order of Armageddon, who again began performing in 2010.

Personal information[edit]

In 1999, Headley earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, where he was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.[4]

In May 2013, Headley won the prestigious "Outstanding Pastry Chef" from the James Beard Foundation for his work at the New York restaurant, Del Posto.


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