Drawing from musical influences that range from Gillian Welch to Harry Nilson, Bob Dylan to The Pogues, Honey Be Nice weaves together piano, guitar, strings and harmony vocals on original music. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the band is made up of Billy Sheeran on piano / vocals, Hannah Furgiuele on violin / guitar / vocals and Nikki Reid on viola / guitar / vocals. Honey Be Nice has been collaborating on songwriting and musical arrangements since its inception in 2015.
The band’s first album, All the Simple Ways, is a collection of 14 original songs. The trio has honed in on a writing style that integrates each of the members’ diverse musical backgrounds. Their sound incorporates jazz, classical and rock piano elements, driving acoustic guitar rhythms, and violin and viola sequences that draw inspiration from old-time fiddle tunes as well as contemporary symphonic arrangements. Along with sensory-driven lyrics, the product of this partnership is a body of work rich with imagery and feeling, stories and reflections shared by band members as they each carve out a place in the mountains of western North Carolina--musically and otherwise.
The album was recorded and mixed by Peter Furgiuele at Studio 234 in Atlanta, GA and mastered by GRAMMY winning engineer, Robert Hadley in Los Angeles, California.
It features artwork by Asheville, NC artists Rob O’Sheeran and Maria Schwabland and photographs by Hannah Furgiuele.