“Their song writing is first class, their arrangements and musical ability are superb, with a front woman as assertive and impressive as singer Amanda Anne Platt, there is nothing lacking. The Honeycutters have everything covered” – Lee Zimmerman, No Depression Magazine.
The Honeycutters from Asheville, North Carolina are Amanda Anne Platt (guitar, vocals), Rick Cooper (upright and electric bass), Josh Milligan (drums), Matt Smith (pedal steel and electric guitar) and Tal Taylor (mandolin).
Amanda is a master song writer, not only does she find unusual metaphors, she creates cute wordplay and psychological meaning in her lyrics, but all of her songs are effortlessly conversational. She also has an authorative and confident voice that can be sweet, aching and joyous, even across the same song.
Platte’s voice and the interplay of guitar and mandolin give The Honeycutters their unique sound that is an amalgam of Americana, bluegrass, folk and honky-tonk. It is a formula that has won them fans across America.
It was the release of their second album “My Oh My” in 2014 that launched The Honecutters onto the national stage, bringing them an army of fans. It was an album that featured on many critics ‘Best of the Year’ lists.
That was followed last year by their latest CD “On The Ropes” that contains twelve original songs and probably the best version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ that you will ever here. Again it featured on many music critics ‘Best Of Lists for 2016’ and gaining 5* reviews in UK music magazines and of course it features Amanda’s dazzling song writing skills with themes of loss, loneliness, nostalgia and getting the crap kicked out of you by love.
After touring America with ‘On The Ropes’ The Honeycutters embark on their first ever UK Tour and Town Hall Live counts itself very fortunate and privileged to host this concert, because this band are going places.
Supporting The Honeycutters will be Gracie Falls from Bridlington. In 2016 she won the UK Unsigned Song Writer of the Year Award. Gracie is confident, professional, driven, down to earth and incredibly talented. Her music in poignant and her lyrics engaging. Her songs will linger in your mind long after they are finished.
Advance Tickets are priced at £13.50 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from www.wegottickets.com.