Honeychuck

Honeychuck

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandRockAlternative

Female-fronted, high-energy, acoustic-based, aggressive, alternative rock.

Biography

Honeychuck rocks pretty hard for a band with a girl and an acoustic guitar in it. A four-piece alternative rock band hailing from Washington, DC, Honeychuck is full of a contagious energy every time they hit the stage, and they're blowing away audiences one venue at a time. The talent, experience, and sheer determination of all four members create a sound and personality bred from honest songwriting and captivating performances. Since their creation in 2002, Honeychuck has evolved into a dynamic alternative rock band, tapping into their roots (from blues to metal, from folk to grunge) and impressing everyone along the way.

With their album "It's Not You, It's Me," Honeychuck made a statement from coast to coast; the band spent two weeks on a tour of the Southwest, stomping their way into the southern California and Arizona music scenes. Mixed by Brooklyn, NY's Tim Donovan (Lisa Loeb, Erykah Badu, 310), the four soaring tracks leave listeners both satisfied and wanting more. "It's Not You, It's Me" captures the essence of the band's sound, highlighting Debra Guy's voice (somewhere where Amy Ray and Adele collide), the tastefully blazing guitar work of T.Wesley, combined with the rock-solid rhythm section of Ben Pettit and Sam Murray.

Boasting over a decade of combined musical experience, the members of Honeychuck have received some long overdue credit, recently playing Washington DC's 9:30 Club, as well as headlining Falls Church, Virginia's State Theatre with their electric and gratifying live show. 2010 rang in Honeychuck's grittier and personal follow-up record, "Life As You Know It," raising the bar even higher and picking up right where they left off. The band's on-stage and musical chemistry is evident in every show they play, and every new song they write. Honeychuck provides clarity, reminding listeners of everything the love about music, tapping into familiarities and pushing the envelope all at the same time.

Lyrics

State Line

Written By: Debra Guy

I'm standing on the edge of the city
And I'm staring across the river to the state line
I'm breathing slow, my eyes are closed
I could stand here, waiting for a lifetime

But I've got things to do at home

I wanna be here, where I can think clear
And I can pull myself together so I don't fall apart
But I might be too far gone to know

There’s a stretch over on the parkway
Where I can see the seasons change
And my eyes are wide, my spirits fly
I could stand here, waiting for a lifetime

But I've got things to do at home

I wanna be here, where I can think clear
And I can pull myself together so I don't fall apart
But I might be too far gone to know

I’ve been out driving all day
I’m a fool, I’m a fool to think
That I still have hope, well it’s not over ‘til it ends
Then you can start again

I better hurry home

I wanna be here, where I can think clear
And I can pull myself together so I don't fall apart
But I might be too far gone
No, no, no, no, I might be too far gone
I might be too far gone to know

Don't Wait On Me

Written By: Debra Guy


I’m too old now
To go around
Reinventing myself again
Well I’m leaving town
I don’t know when or how
Gonna draw myself another hand

You just wait and see
But don’t wait, don’t wait on me
This ain’t quite how I
Dreamed it would be
You wait, you wait and see

I’m running out
Of my self doubt
Oh I’m placing calls and I’m making plans
But I’m running late
And at this rate
I can’t afford to fall again

You just wait and see
But don’t wait, don’t wait on me
This ain’t quite how I
Dreamed it would be
You wait, you wait and see

Am I just fooling myself
Am I wasting everyone’s time
Looking to find something else
To call mine, to call mine

You just wait and see
No no no but don’t wait, don’t wait on me
This ain’t quite how I
Dreamed it would be
You wait, you wait and
You wait, you wait and
You wait, you wait and see

Headlights

Written By: Debra Guy

The sky looks red tonight in places
I'll take a picture with my eyes
You remind me to show you later
You have to promise to act surprised

And I don't know what to tell you
to make this okay

I've been waiting for your headlights to shine
Through my window tonight
I've been waiting for you to cross that line
And come home to me tonight

Morning changes everything
You whispered in my ear
When you get a good look of the day
Everything seems so clear

And I don't know what to tell you
to make this okay

I've been waiting for your headlights to shine
Through my window tonight
I've been waiting for you to cross that line
And come home to me tonight

Don't tell me everything is fine
Just go on with your life
And you will be just a memory
Trapped somewhere in time

And I don't know what to tell you
to make this okay

I've been waiting for your headlights to shine
Through my window tonight
I've been waiting for you to cross that line
And come home to me tonight
Oh oh oh..

Life As You Know It

Written By: Debra Guy

Life as you know it has changed
No day from here on out will ever be the same
Up is down, and black is white
Morning's still morning, and night is still night

So find yourself
And don't look back, don't look back
If nothing else
Don't cover your tracks, don't cover your tracks

It must have caught you off guard
By the look on your face, it looks like you got hit pretty hard
Life as you know if is gone
Hide yourself away, it's fine to be afraid
there's no time to be strong, to be strong

So find yourself
And don't look back, don't look back
If nothing else
Don't cover your tracks, don't cover your tracks

Pick yourself up, brush yourself
It's more daunting to start than it is to start
Life as you know it was just a dream
Wake up and face the day, nothing's ever as hard as it seems.

So find yourself
And don't look back, don't look back
If nothing else
Don't cover your tracks, don't cover your tracks
So find yourself
And don't look back, don't look back
If nothing else
Don't cover your tracks, don't cover your tracks

1984

Written By: Debra Guy

Show me a picture of 1984
Me and my sister standing on the steps before our front door
We are dressed in our first day of school best
I smile but she, she frowns and I can't remember the rest

And you said, you'd always be there
Should I fall
But now you're gone, and I'm surprised
I'm surprised that I remember anything at all

It was mid September when I woke to the news
We got up and we went to the hospital and we stayed there until noon
And I came home to rest my head
Then I went to church and I got down on my knees and I can't remember the rest

And you said, you'd always be there
Should I fall
But now you're gone, and I'm surprised
I'm surprised that I remember anything at all

I look into the bathroom mirror and I see your eyes
Followed by your lopsided smile
And I don't know if I, if I passed the test
All that I know is that I've done my best and I can't remember the rest

And you said, you'd always be there
Should I fall
But now you're gone, and I'm surprised
I'm surprised that I remember anything at all

Discography

Life As You Know It (2009)

It's Not You, It's Me (2006)

Self-titled EP (2004)

Debra Guy solo acoustic:
That's Miss Passive-Aggressive to You (2000)
Winner of the 2000 Washington Area Music Award for Alternative Rock Album of the Year.

Set List

Honeychuck prefers to saturate their sets with original music, while sprinkling in a few hand-picked and clever cover songs. Their set length varies, with a maximum of a two hour set.

Lead singer/songwriter Debra Guy can play solo acoustic, and Honeychuck can be broken down to an acoustic duo or trio.