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.
Vocals, Snare / Whitney Moore
Guitar, Vocals / Mattick Frick
Bass / Trevor Stoia
Piano / James Posedel
Violin / Drayton Aldridge
Trombone / Eric Heveron-Smith
“Asheville” album debut! April 27th
Our album release party will be at Isis Theater on Saturday, April 27th!
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. Five of the tunes were co-written with some of Asheville’s most prolific jazz stars: Michael Gamble, James Posedel, and Steve Karla. Most of the stories were taken directly from my grandparents. 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. CD release is scheduled for April 27th at the Isis Theater.
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!
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?