R&B/Soul rock outfit The California Honeydrops will bring their vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to the Top Hat on Friday, September 20, 2019.
The Honeydrops are led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and draw on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line. The Honedrops have come a long way since Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament started busking in an Oakland subway station, but the band has stayed true to that organic, street-level feel. With the additions of Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards, and Beau Bradbury on bass, they’ve built a powerful full-band sound to support Wierzynski’s vocals. More like parties than traditional concerts, their shows feature extensive off-stage jamming and crowd interaction. “The whole point is to erase the boundaries between the crowd and us,” Wierzynski says.
The California Honeydrops celebrate their 11th year together with the release of their latest live album, Honeydrops Live 2019 and an international tour to Australia, New Zealand and Europe. This follows the release of their 7th studio album and first ever double album, Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2 in 2018. The Honeydrops have supported Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 31st at 10AM at The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on May 30th (details below). All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.