“The Honey Tongues set the room on fire with their youthful energy and uplifting harmonies.”
“Anyone who runs a festival can get in touch with me – I am happy to be a reference for The Honey Tongues.”
-Doug Cox (Vancouver Island Music Festival)
About the Band
Something mysterious happens when two similar objects moving in opposite directions collide. They morph, twist and tangle until they become something neither could have become on its own.
So it went with bands Red Haven and Dirty Grace, who collided and began performing as one group in the summer of 2015. After bringing Vancouver songstress Logan Thackray and lifelong creator/performer Aubrey Burke (raised in a full-time clown family) into the mix, the new ‘super band‘ consisted of 8 unique voices/songwriters forming a veritable choir.
The Honey Tongues were born, as was a new distinct genre – ‘Swamp Opera‘ – that combines Americana roots grit and indie swing with soulful harmonies and beat-boxing. Crafting delicate folk arrangements and stomping dance numbers, the band embraces a wide palette – from accordion to saxophone to mandolin to mouth percussion – to express the ancient soul of the modern era. Whether it’s songs about shadows, earth magic, grimey handshakes or lovers old and new, this band of many faces will show you them all.
2017 saw the release of their debut album, “Live At Monarch Studios,” as well as a string of festival dates that included Koksilah, Robson Valley Music Fest and the infamous Vancouver Island Music Festival, which drew a sold out audience of 10,000 people through the gates. 2018 promises to be an even bigger year as the band records its second release and focuses on an intensive summer tour schedule including dates in Ontario, the Prairies as well as their home province of British Columbia.
With 8 hearts bent towards celebration and 16 eyes on the open road, these Honeys hope to share the love with you soon!