Honeyfeet will be launching their new album, Orange Whip, at Total Refreshment Centre on Thursday 5th April. The album to be released through Wah Wah 45’s on 30th March follows single releases from the album ‘Sinner’ and ‘Whatever You Do’.
For the last couple of years Honeyfeet (whose name comes from a line in the Blues Brothers film) have been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians. This genre-defying band incorporate styles including jazz, and the aforementioned folk and hip hop into their music.
The band are fronted by Ríoghnach Connolly – also known for her work with Real World artists Afro Celt Sound System and The Breath – someone The Guardian called “a remarkable singer and flautist who…can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul”. The line up on the record is completed by Rik Warren (vocals/harmonica), Gus Fairbairn (tenor sax), Biff Roxby (trombone/vocals), Ellis Davies (guitar), Lorien Edwards (bass guitar), John Ellis (keyboards) and David Schlechtriemen (drums). Drummer Phill Howley joined Honeyfeet as a full time member in January 2016.
Since their self-released debut album, 2013’s It’s a Good Job I Love You, keyboardist John Ellis jumped on board as full-time member, bringing his unique musical presence. This enabled the development of a more texturally adventurous style, as witnessed with the dual atonal solo between himself and guitarist Ellis Davies on Sinner. Similarly, for their next LP, Orange Whip, engineer, bassist and spiritual guide Lorien Edwards makes his Honeyfeet recording debut, so completing the “kitchen” of this very special band.
5th April, London Album Launch @ Total Refreshment Centre, London
27th April, Manchester Album Launch @ Gorilla, Manchester
5th May, Bristol Album Launch @ Trinity Centre, Bristol
25th May, Knockengorroch World Ceilídh, South-West Scotland
30th June, Kelburn Garden Party, Clyde Muirshell National Park, Scotland
6th-8th July, Honeyfeet TRIO @ Dazzley Badger, Cheshire (Day TBC)
24th August, Towersey Festival, Oxfordshire
25/26th August, Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire
Wah Wah 45s will be curating the album launch party. Featuring live support from Bev Lee Harling and Leonie Evans. DJ support for the night is presented by none other than Wah Wah 45s boss Dom Servini who will be joined by Capstone.
Tickets for the event can be found on Resident Advisor here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1071541
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