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Honeybear is a Vancouver BC based funk, soul & roots quartet, taking you on an old school road trip through the dusty back roads of American music.

"The moment I pressed “play” on these guys’ Bandcamp page, I was transported to the era of Jackie Wilson and Ben E. King."

- Roots Music Canada

Catch us live!

Container Brewing
June 23rd / 4pm
1216 Franklin St, East Van. BC
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Bowen Island Pub
July 13 / 9 pm
Snug Cove, Bowen Island
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Guilt & Co.
Aug 4th 8pm
1 Alexander St. Van. BC
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Red Truck
Aug 9th / 5pm
295 E 1st Ave
East Van. BC
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Roberts Creek Legion
Sept 6th / 8pm
Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast
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Sept 7th / 6-8pm
1053 Stewart Rd., Gibsons, BC
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Sept 14th
Victoria, BC
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Take a listen to our first EP, I Was Wrong,  featuring 3 vocal tracks with some soulful bluesy singing from Ian Beaty, and 3 loose instrumental funky jams for your listening pleasure. More to come soon!

Ian Beaty – Bass, Vocals
Colin Brumelle – Guitar
Mike Kenney – Keyboards, Vocals
Timothy S. Watson – Drums, Percussion

Recorded and mixed by Jeff Zipp at Lightmachine Records
Mastered by Doug Krebs

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No gig too small. No fee too large.

About Us

Honeybear is a soul, funk, blues & roots quartet, taking you on an old school road trip through the dusty back roads of American music.

While Honeybear is a relatively new band formed in 2023, the 4 band members are old friends and have been playing together in other formations for over a decade, crossing paths on tours across Canada, down the West Coast, and beyond.

When the pandemic struck and live music was at a standstill, the 4 friends found themselves jamming outdoors in parks, with amps and PA's hooked up to jerry rigged motorcycle batteries, just to bask in the joy that is playing live music with like minded souls. Necessity is the mother of invention, etc. The rest is history.

Band members have toured and recorded with acts such as award winning soul artist Dawn Pemberton, Canadian Maple Blues Award winning artist Harpdog Brown, Daniel Wesley, two-time Juno Awards nominee & Western Canadian Music Awards Blues Artist of the Year, Ndidi Onukwulu, and many more.

Fun fact: Keyboard player Mike Kenney has the distinction of playing more sold out shows at Rogers Arena than any other musician – as the organ player for the Vancouver Canucks!

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