Honey & Soul
A soul-folk trio in burlington vt...
Hannah, Cleo, and Julia, with a little bit of guitar, a little keys, a bit of cello, and some jokes. Oh, and they all sing in three part harmony.
Their sound is powerful in its softness, and sultry with a hint of sass. The writing takes inspiration from many parts of life; such as the passing of the seasons, empowered and imperfect humans, wild heart-ache, and growth.
The three navigate their journeys together, holding each other with humor and love as they dig deeper into their hearts and stand raw and vulnerably open.
Hannah began her journey with songwriting back in elementary school when she sang melancholy songs about wanting a pet fish. Even before then, her first words were, "I'm going to have a band someday with two other rad women and it will be so important for my self-expression and healing." Little did she know how true those words would be. These days, when she isn't totally enamored with the alchemy of her two (honey&)soul-mates, you can find her in the bike shop wrenching on bikes, climbing trees, unpacking her psyche, or eating REALLY dark chocolate.
Cleo has been playing music since she popped out of the womb on that frightfully cold and icy January night in 1994. With an incessant scream that could break glass, her parents named her Cleo (after their favorite jazz singer Cleo Laine) in hopes that one day, that scream would turn into something a little less graphic. To the relief of her sleep deprived parents, she moved out and now lives with a clever cat named Banana and a kind and emotionally intelligent Shih Tzu named Lily, and they’re learning how to get along with each other.
Julia's passions (besides creating music with her fellow honey & soul members) include riding her bike, visiting museums, and learning how to be a better cook. She loves dogs of all sorts and sizes and can't wait until her 27th birthday when she promised herself she'd finally get a dog. Her love of music started from the weekly "Disco Nights" held in her living room with her parents and sister. Her job was to flip the light switch on and off to the beat of the music to create the effect of a strobe light. She made this job up herself.