Queen Bee & the Honeylovers‘s sound is heavily influenced by swing era music from the 1920s and ’30s, and the lyrics are drawn from family stories passed down from generations past. The group’s members are Asheville natives and write songs (as evidenced by the song titles) inspired by their grandparents stories about Asheville’s golden age.
The quintet is headed by singer Whitney Moore and with Michael Gamble of the Rhythm Serenaders and Low Down Sires, Mattick Frick of Sirius.B, Drayton of Drayton and the Dreamboats, and Trevor Stoia of Hotpoint Trio.
Queen Bee & the Honeylovers are currently doing a residency on the patio at Isis Music Hall. Catch them every other Thursday this summer starting June 14, at 6:30 p.m. They’re also playing The Block Off Biltmore‘s swing dance on Tuesday, June 19.
The group is actively working on a debut record now and it should be out this fall. In the meantime, the musicians gave an exclusive performance at The Grey Eagle for Xpress and Acoustic Asheville. Big thanks to Silas Durocher of The Get Right Band for assisting with the session.