Have any of you played in other bands?
Chris has played in The Vintage, Jimmy and the Gooch and Grey Season. Holly has played in Harold's IGA and Cedar and Boyer. Ben has also played in Grey Season with Chris.
How is it that you started playing music? Chris started on piano at age 4, Ben started on the drums and I started playing guitar when I was twelve. Our parents were all music lovers.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Holly McGarry - guitar, banjo, vocals - 23
Chris Bloniarz - vocals, mandolin, keys - 23
Benjamin Burns - guitar, banjo, vocals - 24
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes we all played music from a young age and had parents who were either also musicians or great music appreciators.
Where are you from?
Holly - Sandpoint, ID
Ben - Mattapoisett, MA
Chris - Wantagh, NY
What year did the band form? Ben and Holly began playing music in 2012, Chris joined in 2013is and we started playing under the name Honeysuckle I believe in 2014.
What's your style of genre? Progressive Folk/Americana
What inspires you? Nature, loss, love, regret
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? We all enjoy getting outside; swimming, hiking, camping
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We would love to have someone to book shows for us, it's just something that comes with time.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are not actively looking but if it seemed like the right fit we would consider it.
What made you decide to make this music? It's just what came out when we started writing and playing together.
What are your songs about? Birds, death, regret, the idea of home.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We all do some lyrics writing but for the most part it is either Ben or Holly.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Holly always starts with lyrics, Chris generally starts with music. I'm not sure about Ben.
Have you done any covers live? Yes, Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills and Nash and lots of songs by Gillian Welch
What language do you sing in? English
What ages are most of your concert attendants? It varies a lot depending on the venue.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? They vary but there are usually some songs that end up on every set list.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We plan to tour the US as much as we can in the coming year.
Where can people buy your merchandise? Our website honeysuckleband.com, iTunes, CDBaby, Bandcamp.
Do you have any role models or idols? We all really love the music of Gillian Welch and we look up to our parents and artists in our community.
Do you have any new material? We will have a new CD out in October.
What are your web sites? www.honeysuckleband.com
How can people reach you? There is a contact link on our website.