Honeycut

Honeycut

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The Bay Area-based trio’s live show is simply exhilarating. Honeycut serves up their unique blend of rock, electronica, funk and soul, completely live before your eyes.

Biography

CONTACT// SARAH LANDY// 347.721.3969// sarah@quannum.com

>> HONEYCUT HITS THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT IN 2007
WITH PERFORMNACES AT BUMBERSHOOT, DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL & VIRGIN FESTIVAL TORONTO

>> “EXODUS HONEY” FEATURED IN THE NEW APPLE IMAC COMMERCIALS!!

>> DEBUT ALBUM – THE DAY I TURNED TO GLASS – OUT NOW ON QUANNUM PROJECTS!

After kicking off the 2007 with awe-striking sets at SXSW and NOISE POP,
HONEYCUT hit the fall festival circuit with performances at BUMBERSHOOT (Sept 1 @ Seattle
Center), DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL CHICAGO (Sept 2 @ Charter One Pavilion), the VIRGIN FESTIVAL
Toronto (Sept 9 @ Toronto Centre Island), the TREASURE ISLAND FESTIVAL (Sept 15 @ Treasure
Island, SF) and SAN DIEGO STREET SCENE (Sept 22 @ Del Mar Fairgrounds). In June they performed
at the influential LIVE 105 BFD Festival (Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountainview, CA).

The Bay Area-based trio’s live show is simply exhilarating. Honeycut serves up their unique blend of rock, electronica, funk and soul, completely live before your eyes. French keyboard wonder RV Salters
moves about his vintage keys like an over-caffeinated Herbie Hancock -- singer Bart Davenport works
the room his soulful croon and Jagger-esque moves -- drum programmer Tony Sevener drums up beats
on the MPC 100% live -- and they are joined by Etienne de Rocher on bass.

Honeycut sounds like “Emotional Rescue”-era Rolling Stones brewed with Motown vibes of Al Green and Shuggie Otis and contemporary influences of Massive Attack, DJ Shadow and Phoenix.

Honeycut released their debut album -- The Day I Turned To Glass -- on Quannum Projects in the fall
2006. The infectious single “Shadows” garnered early support from commercial radio stations
including LIVE 105, KROQ and Indie 103, while the album held down the #1 spot on college stations
such as KALX Berkeley for several weeks.
Many have been exposed to Honeycut via KCRW: the
album steadily topped the top 50 albums chart, and the station showcased Honeycut on their CMJ lineup
and invited them in the studio to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

KIDS UK, home of The Wombats and Band of Horses, is releasing “Shadows” across the pond this October.
Honeycut’s song “Exodus Honey” is featured in the new Apple iMac commercials.

MTV has also taken note, and featured the song “The Day I Turned To Glass” in promos in between programming, which ran through the month of May. Prior to Honeycut, MTV has set up these “Music Environments” with bands such as Tokyo Police Club, The Cold War Kids and Los Abandoned.

In 2007 Honeycut has shared stages with artists such as Cake, Jarvis Cocker, Teddybears, Lady
Sovereign, Cornelius, Ghostland Observatory and Greyboy Allstars. All would agree that Honeycut is
a must-see live act.

For live dates:
http://www.quannum.com & http://www.myspace.com/honeycutmusic.

PRESS PAGE: http://www.quannum.com/site/press2006/Honeycut
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PASSWORD: pr3552007

MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/honeycutmusic

AllMusic.com/ live review @ BUMBERSHOOT
http://wm05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=63:06

SPIN.com/ live review @ Treasure Island Festival
http://www.spin.com/treasureisland/2007/09/070917_day_one/

Toronto Music Scene/ live review @ VFEST Toronto
http://www.torontomusicscene.ca/interviews/san-francisco-bay-s-honeycut-showed-toronto-how-to-rock-and.html

PERFORMING LIVE - SXSW:
http://sxsw2007.imeem.com/video/H1jWMOZZ/honeycut_performing_shadows_at_the_sf_x_sxsw_showcase/

PERFORMING LIVE - KCRW/ MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb061204honeycut

FEATURED ALBUM REVIEW - THE CALIFORNIA REPORT (KQED)
http://www.californiareport.org/domains/californiareport/archive/R610201630/e?action=success

"This Bay Area combo – featuring manic Frenchy synth guy Hervé "RV" Salters (General Elektriks), whose frantic footwork rivaled his killer brand of keyboard massacre – is a four-man nod to Parliament, Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Chemical Bros and Air. - AUSTIN CHRONICLE, (LIVE REVIEW SXSW)

“The band effortlessly mixes soul, funk and bossa nova with frenetic beats to great effect”
- FILTER, DEC 2006

"On the group's debut album, Salters plays the role of maestro, skillfully using synthesizers to jump from one
soundscape to the next, and "Tough Kid" features vocalist Davenport singing silky falsetto lines over his bandmate's
pounding synth arrangement. Meanwhile, "Crowed Avenue" sounds as though Stevie Wonder's clavinet has been
resurrected and re-imagined, this time accompanied by a crispy beat courtesy of Sevener, who prefers the MPC to
the drum kit." - SPIN.com, SEPT 25, 2006 (ARTIST OF THE DAY)

" Why they should make it big: The group's brand of funky dance-pop is blistering hot in 2007, thanks in large part to
the overwhelming success of such like-minded acts as the Gorillaz and Gnarls Barkley. In fact, Honeycut -- which
consists of vocalist Bart Davenport, keyboardist/sample-wiz

Discography

'The Day I Turned To Glass' LP (Quannum Projects)

Set List

Set list: The Day I Turned To Glass
Strawberry Letter 23
Dark Days, White Lines
Exodus Honey
Shadows
Tough Kid
Protégé
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

Covers: Strawberry Letter 22, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life