Honeyman & The Brothers Farr

Honeyman & The Brothers Farr

 Westmount, Quebec, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Incredible three-part harmonies blend with impressive intsrumentalism and an excellent original songbook to create a brand of acoustic roots pop that has been exciting audiences and selling out major music clubs. Recommended for fans of The Band, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Avett Brothers.

Biography

Honeyman and the Brothers Farr is a powerhouse songwriter collective made up of Simon Honeyman, Eric Farr, and James Farr.

Though still of tender years, these young men have generated a dedicated following due to the excellence of their original songbook and the ecstatic energy of their live sets. The band has played to sold-out crowds in both Ottawa and Montreal, and has been attracting attention at the Ottawa Bluesfest, the Blacksheep Inn, and as musical guests on CBC Radio 1.

Simon is a classically trained and professional counter tenor. He has performed alongside some of the best classical talent in the world, including renowned vocalist Daniel Taylor. Eric is a compelling pianist and vocalist deeply influenced by the Gospel and Spiritual traditions of the southern United States. He has performed with Canadian roots legend Ken Whiteley and Alden Penner, and continues to direct youth gospel choirs across the globe. Despite his young age, James is steadily gaining a reputation as one of the most phenomenal guitar players in the region. His power-driven fusion of blues, folk, and flamenco traditions has led him to appearances alongside Alden Penner, Kelly Joe Phelps, Juno-winners Ray Bonneville and Colin Linden, and awards like the CBC Galaxy Rising Star Award.

All gifted performers in their own right, Simon Honeyman, Eric Farr and James Farr decided to fuse these diverse musical backgrounds in the spring of 2006 and push their creative outputs to even higher levels of artistry. As Honeyman & the Brothers Farr, they combine this myriad of influences to create a brand of eccentric yet accessible music that is unmistakably unique. In any given song, the audience might be exposed to the brutal intensity of pre-war blues, the awe-full joy of old-world gospel, and the harmonic purity of classical. Their commitment to artistic innovation and integrity is only matched by the electrifying dynamism of their live show.

What motivates these three young men is not only the desire to create music, but to foster a sense of comfort and community through their efforts. Interaction with the audience plays a vital role in any HBF show, with humour and sincerity coming to the fore in every performance.

The boys are hot on the completion of their debut album, “Behind the Veil, Behind the Veil”, slated for release in early spring. The album celebrates and struggles with themes of love, authenticity, and beauty. Showcasing impressive instrumentalism, tight three-part harmonies, and superior original songs, it represents a milestone in the development of one of Canada’s most promising young bands.

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Lyrics

Red Velvet Rope

Written By: James Farr

Wake me up at the end of the line
I won't go down with the ship this time
The flag ripped right off the mast
And it's gone so fast

There's a red velvet rope around your heart
We're meant to be apart

It's clear to me now that your warm embrace
Was always meant as a slap in the face
I'm in the bathroom hacking off my hair
You're in the bedroom offering up your body as a prayer

There's a red velvet rope around your heart
We're meant to stay apart

I'm not going to let your two cents cover my eyes anymore
I won't go down to the killing floor
I will howl against these cold winds
And act like I never sinned

There's a red velvet rope around your heart
We're meant to stay apart

Collapsed on the floor with a lingering love
Like an empty seat still warm
I'm still warm

Wake me up at the end of the line

Discography

Behind The Veil, Behind The Veil (2010)