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HoneyHoney
HoneyHoney
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Americana, alternative country, indie rock
2006-present
Labels Ironworks
honeyhoney Records/Lost Highway
Rounder
Website www.honeyhoneyband.com
Members Benjamin Jaffe - Guitar, Vocals
Suzanne Santo - Vocals, Banjo, Violin

HoneyHoney (stylized as honeyhoney) is an Americana group based in Los Angeles, California, United States.

The band was formed in 2006 by musician Benjamin Jaffe and musician/model/actress Suzanne Santo. The two met at a costume party and signed a record deal a year later.[1] They originally performed under the name Zanzibar Lewis and were under that name when they signed with Ironworks record label.[2]

Their debut album, First Rodeo, was released on November 4, 2008 under the now-defunct Ironworks record label, run by actor Kiefer Sutherland and friend Jude Cole.[2] Sutherland directed and starred in the group's music video for their song "Little Toy Gun".[3] HoneyHoney toured with Lifehouse, another Ironworks band, at the start of their career.[4] The band released their second studio album, Billy Jack, on Oct 24, 2011 under their own honeyhoney Records/Lost Highway label.[5]

Their third album, "3" was produced by Dave Cobb and released June 9, 2015.[6] The website American Songwriter reviewed it writing, "with a singer-songwriter that exudes the magnetic passion and swaggering star power of Santo, this is a group whose time has come." [7]

HoneyHoney makes frequent appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience, having over 3 hour long discussions of varying topics and performing songs in Joe Rogan's studio. Some of the songs they perform have never been officially recorded.[]

Style

Paste Magazine describes honeyhoney's style as "display[ing] the common pop thread between alt.country, spaghetti western soundtracks and swampy blues."[1]

Glide Magazine stated that "honeyhoney deftly mixes elements of folk, soul, country, pop, and rock."[8]

Outreach

In April 2014, the band traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts, where Jaffe was raised, to perform a concert on behalf of local music programs. The band is planning a similar concert for schools in Santo's hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.[9]

Discography

Albums

First Rodeo

Album details Tracks Peak chart
positions
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo[13].
No.TitleLength
1."Black Crows"3:25
2."Little Toy Gun"2:38
3."Sugarcane"3:18
4."Not for Long"3:05
5."Bouncing Ball"3:50
6."Come on Home"4:10
7."Give Yourself to Me"2:33
8."David"2:40
9."Slow Brains"3:09
10."Under the Willow Tree"2:41
11."Oh Mama"2:30
Total length:33:59[10]
-- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Billy Jack

Album details Tracks Peak chart
positions
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo, except where noted[18][16].
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Angel of Death" 4:01
2."Glad I've Done What I Did" 4:06
3."Ohio" 3:52
4."Don't Know How"Santo and Josh Rouse4:01
5."Turn That Finger Around" 3:49
6."I Don't Mind" 2:14
7."Old School Friends" 2:55
8."Let's Get Wrecked" 3:08
9."L.A. River" 2:44
10."All on You" 3:59
11."Thin Line" 4:46
Total length:39:35[14]
17[19] 15[20]

3

Album details Tracks Peak chart
positions
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo[18][24].
No.TitleLength
1."Big Man"3:23
2."Yours to Bear"4:37
3."Back to You"3:32
4."Whatchya Gonna Do Now"4:09
5."Numb It"3:29
6."Bad People"3:34
7."Burned Me Out"4:14
8."You and I"3:44
9."Father's Daughter"4:03
10."God of Love"3:54
11."Sweet Thing"3:13
12."Marry Rich"4:56
Total length:46:48[21]
7[19] 10[20]

Extended Plays

Loose Boots

Album details Tracks Peak chart
positions
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo[13].
No.TitleLength
1."Little Toy Gun"2:43
2."Give Yourself to Me"2:36
3."Bouncing Ball"3:51
4."Thursday Night"2:30
5."David"2:41
Total length:14:21[26]
-- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Suzanne Santo collaborations

  • "On the Shelf" from the album Fool's Gold by Big B[30]
  • "The Game" by Oleg Tumanov
  • "Take Me Away" from the album Starting Ground by Josh Blackburn

In the media

  • Their song "Lullaby" was featured in an anti-smoking ad that featured the grim reaper disguised as an attractive woman who gave out free cigarettes[31]
  • "Little Toy Gun" was featured in a Showtime promo[32]
  • "La River" was used in the series finale of the ABC Television show "Brothers & Sisters."[33]
  • The band performed the opening theme for the 2017 TBS series The Guest Book, and appear at the end of each episode of the first season to perform a song live.[34]

References

  1. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew (2014-04-21). "Band of the Week: honeyhoney :: Music :: Features :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b McGee, David (March 2009). "Opposites Attract, And honeyhoney Settles In For a Long Run". The Bluegrass Special. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ Zouves, Natasha (2010-07-30). "Honeyhoney Makes Sweet, Sexy Music | NBC Southern California". Nbclosangeles.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Music, Mousertime (2011-08-25). "Mousertime: Off the Record...: HoneyHoney Interview with Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe". Mousertime.blogspot.com. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Galperinia, Marina (August 23, 2011). "honeyhoney to Release 'Billy Jack' Album With Lost Highway". The Boot. Retrieved 2016. 
  6. ^ "HoneyHoney - 3 (Album Review)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "HoneyHoney: 3". American Songwriter. 2015-06-09. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Honey Honey: First Rodeo". Glide Magazine. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Mount Greylock Alum Jaffe Returns to Perform Benefit Concert / iBerkshires.com - The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information". Iberkshires.com. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ a b c "First Rodeo - HONEYHONEY". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "First Rodeo by honeyhoney". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "First Rodeo - HONEYHONEY | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "honeyhoney". BMI Repertoire. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ a b c "Billy Jack - HONEYHONEY". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Billy Jack by honeyhoney". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ a b c Billy Jack (CD liner). honeyhoney. United States: HONEYHONEY Records/Lost Highway. 2011. HHR001. 
  17. ^ "Billy Jack - HONEYHONEY | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Jaffe Benjamin". BMI Repertoire. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "honeyhoney chart history - Heatseaker Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "honeyhoney chart history - Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c "3 - HONEYHONEY". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ "3 by honeyhoney". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ Leahey, Andrew (January 9, 2015). "2015 Country Music Preview: 20 Reasons to Love This Year: Honeyhoney's Follow-Up to 'Billy Jack' (TBD)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015. 
  24. ^ a b c 3 (CD liner). honeyhoney. United States: Rounder. 2011. 11661-36836-02. 
  25. ^ "3 - HONEYHONEY | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ a b c "Loose Boots - HONEYHONEY". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Loose Boots - EP by honeyhoney". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ "Loose Boots - HONEYHONEY | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ "HONEYHONEY". BMI Repertoire. Retrieved 2017. 
  30. ^ "On the Shelf - Big B". Song Info. AllMusic. Retrieved 2016. 
  31. ^ "Anti-Smoking Ad | Stumbling on Through Anti-Smoking Ad | Francis Flores, Rhetoric and Civic Life". Sites.psu.edu. October 4, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  32. ^ "Honeyhoney on Showtime on Honey Honey Band's Videos". Honeyhoneyband.buzznet.com. February 17, 2010. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  33. ^ "Brothers and Sisters Music - Season 5: "Walker Down the Aisle"". TuneFind. May 8, 2011. Retrieved 2015. 
  34. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (Aug 2, 2017). "Review: Rental Wackiness, Detailed in TBS's 'The Guest Book'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017. 

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