Some musicians take a while to build an audience and connect with fans. For the Los Angeles-based quartet, success came right out of the gate.
The band’s debut single in 2019, “When I’m Gone,” became the first song by an unsigned artist to reach number 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Their second single, “Rolling 7s,” went into the Top 5. That same year, Dirty Honey opened for The Who, Guns ‘N Roses, Slash and Alter Bridge. They performed at major rock festivals such as Welcome to Rockville, Rocklahoma, Louder Than Life, Heavy MTL, and Epicenter. On their first U.S. headline tour in January and February 2020, the band sold out every date.
The band’s self-titled album captures the electric dynamics and energy of their live sound. The “Dirty Honey” album builds on the band’s output to date, helped along by the lead single “California Dreamin'”. The songwriting on the LP plays up their strengths. They’re a bluesy, rock n’ roll, melodic hard rock, soulful ‘70s blues-rock band.
Dirty Honey is:
Marc LaBelle (vocals)
John Notto (guitar)
Justin Smolian (bass)
Corey Coverstone (drums)