Honey and Blue
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Honey and Blue

Columbus, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Columbus, Ohio, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band R&B Pop




"Meet Columbus Band Honey and Blue"

How did Honey and Blue start?

Adam Darling: We first met on a fateful day in Los Angeles six years ago. The sun was shining and as I began my shift as a bouncer at a local bar, in walks a bright-eyed waitress preparing for her first shift. We immediately hit it off and began writing songs that same week. The rest, as they say, is history.

What’s the story behind your band name?

Stephanie Amber: As ridiculous as this sounds, we went into our first gig together with no band name. Shortly after our set finished, a friend of ours described my voice as honey ice cream on a hot summer day. It sort of made sense and with Adam’s bluesy and soulful background, the name sort of created itself. I guess this settles once and for all who’s Honey and who’s Blue.

ow do you describe your sound?

Steph: The short answer is we are a mix of pop, soul and R&B. The longer answer is that we are lovers of so many different genres and artists, and we feel really lucky to have the freedom to explore and aspire to the music we love.

Are you Columbus natives?

Adam: I was born and raised in Columbus. Steph, on the other hand, happens to be a proud New York native. As we were living in LA, we flew back to Columbus to record our first album. And upon arriving, we realized that Columbus had a thriving music scene and we wanted to be a part of it.

Are you two also life partners? If so, what’s it like being creative partners as well, and how does it impact your songwriting collaboration?

Steph: We proudly are both life partners and creative partners. Sharing life and work has its complicated moments, but it is such a blessing to share and grow together in so many ways we are both passionate about. Being in the same house lends itself to lots of different creative ideas and also allows for an openness and realness that is needed for honest songwriting. - WOSU


2017 - All The Feels 
2018 - Sonic Lounge Sessions (live)
2020 - Bloom
2021 - Come In Close 
2022 - Bloom (Deluxe) 



"The duo in perfect harmony"

The band, a self-described blend of pop and soul, is fronted by singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber. The band most recently released their full length album ‘Bloom’ which features 10 new songs, one of which is produced by, and featuring, world renowned musician Charlie Hunter, who has worked with the likes of D’Angelo, John Mayer, Mos Def, Norah Jones, and countless others. Honey and Blue have been featured on ABC 6 Good Morning Columbus,  Broad and High (PBS), and their Tiny Desk performance of ‘Picture Perfect’ was featured on NPR.org. Vocalist Stephanie Amber was also recently featured at The Harmony Project’s 10th Anniversary celebration at the Nationwide Arena leading a choir of over 600 with over 10,000 people in attendance.

Honey and Blue have independently toured multiple times and have had the pleasure of opening for Fatai (Finalist for The Voice), and have performed at countless festivals such as; Jazz and Ribs Festival, Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Columbus Arts Festival - opening for Post Modern Jukebox, Stonewall Pride Festival - opening for Martha Wash, Brite Winter Fest, and many more. The band was also chosen as music ambassadors of Ohio. They were hand picked to travel to Chicago for the ASAE annual conference to perform for over 2,000 people as a representation of the Ohio music scene. In September the band will be opening for Aloe Blacc and Zedd





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