Biography

“Erin Honeywell is simply an inspired soul singer”

-Mike Yoffie, B3, (OTIS)

Ms. Honeywell is an award-winning vocalist and songwriter who has entertained crowds all over the United States, East Africa, and Brazil with her rich and soulful sound. With early influences including Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Erykah Badu, India Arie, and Stevie Wonder, Ms. Honeywell's voice easily flows from transfixing jazz melodies to hard-hitting funk and soul-grabbing R&B.

 

Groove and Melody run deep in Ms. Honeywell's veins, as her Mama and Papa raised her right in a humble Bay Area household overflowing with music and joy. Most Recently, Erin opened for the Screaming Eagle of Soul Charles Bradley, as well as Eli "Paperboy" Reed with the Stax-inpired soul band OTIS. Erin has shared the stage with the Soul and Blues legends Freddie Hughes and Maria Muldaur, as well as It's a Beautiful Day and Journey's Jonathan Cain, to name a few. She has also performed live on the world class KFOG, KPOO, and KUPS radio stations. In addition to sharing her original music and tasty covers around the Bay Area, you can also catch Ms. Honeywell singing as a featured vocalist with The Lucky Devils Band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a graduate of Marin School of the Arts, Ms. Honeywell made her musical mark at a young age winning multiple Awards of Excellence at numerous Jazz Festivals and helping to pioneer the MSA Rock Program. Erin also participated in teen a cappella group ‘Til Dawn where, under the mentorship of Singer/Activist Austin Willacy, she witnessed first-hand how incredibly music could connect people. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Puget Sound where she studied Music and Sociology, with an emphasis on social justice and community empowerment. Now, In addition to writing and performing, Erin helps foster the next generation of singers as Co-founder of Own the Mic Summer Singing Camps and Voice Instructor for San Domenico School.

 

“My goal is to use my voice as a force for good. The human voice constantly inspires me, and great harmony creates a feeling that moves people in a way that is truly transcendent...It’s a sacred high that is almost indescribable, and I am truly privileged to be a part of it.”  

© 2015 Erin Honeywell

 

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