Oh Honey (band)

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Oh Honey
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres
Years active 2013–present
Labels
Website www.ohhoneymusic.com
Members
  • Mitchy Collins
  • Danielle Bouchard

Oh Honey is an American indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York formed by singer-songwriters Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard.[1] Their touring live band consists of drummer Robbie Ernst.[1] Oh Honey describes itself as a blend of folk pop, indie pop, and pop music.[1]

History[edit]

Mitchy Collins started Oh Honey as a project following his associations with The Kin and Outasight. Looking for a female vocalist, he met Danielle Bouchard through mutual friends.[1]

Oh Honey began working as a group in April 2013, releasing its first single in September 2013.[1] The band is named after both the "Oh Honey" episode of How I Met Your Mother and the artisan, rooftop honey production movement in Brooklyn.[2][3] Oh Honey's EP, With Love was released independently in November 2013 and was well-reviewed.[2][4]

In December 2013, Oh Honey worked with Orange Is the New Black stars Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba to create a Christmas medley.[2] Throughout the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, the single Be Okay gained quick and steady acclaim, being covered on Glee on the March 25, 2014, episode titled New Directions.

After signing with Atlantic Records in February 2014 and being assigned to its Fueled by Ramen label, Oh Honey set up three tours as the opening act to James Blunt, The Fray, and American Authors and played at SXSW.[5][6][7] The EP With Love was re-released under the Atlantic Records label on March 25, 2014.[8] On August 12, 2014, Oh Honey released an EP of remixes of "Be Okay".[9]

In the fall of 2014, "Be Okay" was featured in national commercials for The Hundred-Foot Journey, the new ABC show Selfie, and the Chili's restaurant chain.[10][11][12] On October 11, 2014, Oh Honey released a second EP of original music titled Sincerely Yours.[13] The band indicated that 4 EPs, With Love, Sincerely Yours, Wish You Were Here and yet-to-be-released Until Next Time would culminate as a full series called Postcards.[14]

Oh Honey draws its influences from a number of sources including Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, Bon Iver, Bruce Springsteen, and Ryan Adams.[5] Oh Honey's sound has been compared to Of Monsters and Men, American Authors, Sara Bareilles, The Lumineers, and Icona Pop.[6][15][16]

Members[edit]

  • Mitchy Collins: songwriting, vocals, guitar
  • Danielle Bouchard: songwriting, vocals, tambourine

Touring musicians[edit]

  • Ian Holubiak: guitar
  • Robbie Ernst: drums
  • Shaun Savage: bass

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • With Love (2013)[2][8]
  • Be Okay Remixes (2014)[9]
  • Sincerely Yours (2014)[13]
  • Wish You Were Here (2015)[14]
  • Until Next Time (Not released yet)

Charting singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
Adult Top 40
[18]
Rock Digital Songs
[19]
Hot Rock Songs
[20]
"Be Okay"[21] 2013 25 44 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Q & A : Oh Honey's Danielle Bouchard finds acclaim surreal". The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY. January 19, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Oh Honey Bio 2014". Atlantic Records. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Get to Know Oh Honey". Atlantic Records. April 28, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "EP REVIEW: OH HONEY – WITH LOVE". DailySliceMag. January 19, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "A Chat With Oh, Honey, the Latest Williamsburg Band Sign With a Major". Bedford & Bowery. March 11, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Bubbling Under: Oh Honey Buzzes". Billboard. April 25, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Artists – Fueled by Ramen". Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "With Love - EP by Oh Honey on iTunes". iTunes. March 25, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Be Okay Remixes EP". iTunes. August 12, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "The Hundred-Foot Journey – Now Playing in Theaters!". YouTube. August 1, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  11. ^ "Selfie – Premieres Tonight". YouTube. September 18, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "TV Spot – Chili's – Smokey & Sweet Fresh Burger". YouTube. October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Sincerely Yours - EP by Oh Honey on iTunes". iTunes. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  14. ^ a b c "Sincerely yours..." Facebook. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  15. ^ "Oh Honey Charm with Earnest Folk Pop, '90s Covers at New York City Performance". Billboard. August 1, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  16. ^ "Meet Brooklyn Folk-Pop Duo Oh Honey + Watch Oh Honey Traipse Through NYC in Their 'Be Okay' Video". MTV. November 11, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  17. ^ "Oh Honey". Highlight Magazine. September 7, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  18. ^ "Oh Honey – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  19. ^ "Oh Honey – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  20. ^ "Oh Honey – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  21. ^ "Oh Honey: Be Okay [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. November 11, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2014.