Honeyfeet

Evoking the afro-funk of Mulatu Atstake, the exuberant folk of Flook, and the blues of Junior Wells without ever sounding contrived or unoriginal, Honeyfeet have for some years been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians. Jazz, Yes, Soul, yes, blues, yes some of that. Folk? Stick that in there! Hip-hop? I thought you’d never ask! Someone once called it Folk-Hop and Barrelhouse-pop, and that’s just vague enough to make sense. 

Whatever it is this legendary Manchester 6 piece have the skill, charm and (frankly)the tunes to pull it all together into a joyful, foot-banging sound.  Honeyfeet have spent the past 8 years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down blues, soul, pop, jazz and soul pushing air molecules around with instruments and making lots of friends in the process.  It helps that they are fronted by Ríoghnach Connolly, Real World’s newest signing and “a remarkable singer and flautist who…can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul” (The Guardian).


To put it simply Honeyfeet are quite unlike any band on the circuit, with their infectiously danceable groove, guttural passion and impeccable style. They are a band of the highest quality who manage to keep their sticky feet on the ground rooted in musical integrity, whilst soaring to the high with their revelrous spirit.


This festival season has seen  the band perform main stages at Shambala, Beautiful Days, and Belgium’s Copacobana Festival, along with wowing audiences at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling and Bimble Bandada.


Honeyfeet released the album “It’s a Good Job I Love You” in November 2013. Their new single “Sinner” will be released on October 20th, 2017 on Wah Wah 45s.  Their new album, Orange Whip, will be launched in March 2018.

“Great” – Jools Holland

“I’m in love with Honeyfeet” – Benjamin Zephaniah

“One Jools Holland Appearance away from runaway success” – Manchester Music Review

“Seldom has conspicuous greatness been more accessible”  CityLife

Agent Info

Danny Keehan
danny@diplomatsofsound.org

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