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Asheville now has a soundtrack. A debut release by Queen Bee and the Honeylovers features original songs with a vivacious and nostalgic sound, and lyrics that celebrate the city’s past and present. -The Laurel of Asheville
— https://thelaurelofasheville.com/event/queen-bee-and-the-honeylovers-asheville-album-release-party/

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Sweet, sweet Swing

 

Queen Bee and the Honeylovers is an unabashedly joyful swing band that performs all-original compositions with a dedicated ‘nod’ to the small-jazz-combo and 'hot club' legends who first defined the genre. The Honeylovers hail from Asheville, North Carolina; a Historic township where tradition collides with contemporary innovation to create *brand new* art and culture. Their arrangements are upbeat and nostalgic - with enough ‘sweetness’ for the whole hive. Vocal-driven with an infectious groove, the Honeylovers are guaranteed to put a grin on your face and a tap in your toes. 

The Honeylovers are:

Vocals, Snare / Whitney Moore
Guitar, Vocals / Mattick Frick
Bass / Trevor Stoia
Piano / James Posedel

 
 

News

 
 
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2 sold out album debut celebrations at isis

Our album release on April 27th SOLD OUT, so we had an encore on May 3rd- and it SOLD OUT too! If you weren't able to get tickets, check out our "upcoming shows" tab to catch another local show- we've got lots on the books!

In early October we started recording our first album with Grammy winner Matt Williams at the Eagle Room. Every song is set at a different location in Asheville during the 1920’s-40’s. As a 4th generation Asheville native, I had a great time incorporating local legends and stories from my grandparents into song. Five of the tunes were co-written with some of Asheville’s most prolific jazz stars: Michael Gamble, James Posedel, and Steve Karla. Players on the album are Russ Wilson on drums, Trevor Stoia on bass, James Posedel keys, Mattick Frick guitar, Steve Karla guitar, Henry Westmorland trumpet, Eric Heveron-Smith trombone, and Matt Williams on violin.

BPR

Interview with Matt Peiken

Big thanks to Matt Peiken for previewing our new ablum!

 
We got the grant!

We got the grant!

Asheville Arts Council Regional Project Grant

I was thrilled to get the news this week that my application for the Arts Council grant was accepted! So grateful for their belief in this project, and so excited for the financial help to complete it!

 
Site of Asheville’s most famous speakeasy

Site of Asheville’s most famous speakeasy

We’re gonna be on TV!

Our album isn’t even complete, and it’s already going to be on TV! The amazing Guillermo Silberstein made this awesome remix of Hayes and Hopson to be played on “Southern Charms, New Orleans: Season 2” on Bravo. Drop us a line if you hear it, will ya?

https://soundcloud.com/user-870229584/mmt-what-jazz-gsgm

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Songs of Asheville

Thanks to The828 for the write up!