Evoking the afro-funk of Mulatu Atstake, the exuberant folk of Flook, and the blues of Junior Wells without ever sounding contrived or unoriginal, Honeyfeet have for some years been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians. Jazz, Yes, Soul, yes, blues, yes some of that. Folk? Stick that in there! Hip-hop? I thought you’d never ask! Someone once called it Folk-Hop and Barrelhouse-pop, and that’s just vague enough to make sense.
Whatever it is this legendary Manchester 6 piece have the skill, charm and (frankly)the tunes to pull it all together into a joyful, foot-banging sound. Honeyfeet have spent the past 8 years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down blues, soul, pop, jazz and soul pushing air molecules around with instruments and making lots of friends in the process. It helps that they are fronted by Ríoghnach Connolly, Real World’s newest signing and “a remarkable singer and flautist who…can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul” (The Guardian).