Revel Younger Ian, the 10-year-old son of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, has teamed up with 16-year-old Liam Williams (guitar/vocals),and 15-year-old Theo O’Gara (bass/vocals) to type a three-piece rock and roll band referred to as HONEYBEE.
Shaped in 2019 deep within the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California, HONEYBEE‘s musical model is described in a press launch an “explosive cocktail of onerous rock and heavy steel with a splash of psych, prog, and an alt-folk edge.”
HONEYBEE will carry out on the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California on Might 15. They will even play on the Topanga Days music pageant on the Topanga Neighborhood Home in Topanga, California on Might 30.
Struck by the otherworldly John Bonham-like beats that he heard rising from his little sister’s basement band rehearsal, Williams, who had been seeking to type a band of his personal, found the natural-born abilities of younger drummer Revel and promptly requested if he may be part of him on lead guitar in an impromptu jam. Instantly, the 2 boys gelled in sound and vibe. Realizing that they wanted to hold on making music collectively, they shortly joined forces with Liam‘s classmate bass-master Theo O’Gara, and the trinity was shaped.
With all three members of HONEYBEE being true multi-instrumentalists, every born into musical households all with barely totally different types, Liam, Revel and Theo acknowledge collectively their particular person musical flavors and so they deliver them collectively to reinforce their very own music’s deep basis via the spectrum of rock and roll from traditional rock to nu steel and all the things in between.
Pouring collectively an avalanche of unique track concepts, HONEYBEE shortly put collectively an album of name new tracks that might have bands the likes of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE afraid to observe them. All collectively, they spent 4 days on the well-known Studio 606 in Northridge, California plugged into the legendary Sound Metropolis Neve console. There they let the contemporary waves of their natural inspiration circulation and coagulate via storied and time-worn channels touched by the vibrations of a few of music’s best artists in historical past, creating HONEYBEE‘s self-titled debut album, which is due on Might 27 by way of Swingin’ Pipe Information/The Orchard.
Talking about what it’s like being in a band, Revel, who was born in June 2011, mentioned: “It is one of the vital superior emotions you possibly can ever have. Enjoying music with folks is without doubt one of the most artistic issues you are able to do. You may make music no matter you need. And at my age? Overlook about it. I’m so grateful to have the ability to play music with two guys which might be 5 years older than me. I’m so grateful to have the ability to play like I can at 11 years outdated. Fast abstract: Being in a band is the most effective feeling you possibly can ever have.”
Relating to the way it feels performing songs on stage, Revel mentioned: “Acting on stage is such a bonding time for the gamers within the band. Whenever you carry out on stage and the drums and the bass are tight collectively and the guitar and vocals observe, it is like essentially the most thrilling and healthful feeling you will get. Performing your individual songs, that you simply wrote, all by your self with slightly little bit of assist from others in entrance of a crowd! That likes it! You will really feel such as you simply change into a god that controls all the things. (That may’t all the time be good haha)”.
In current months, Scott has been sharing movies of him jamming with Revel on songs from SEPULTURA, HELMET, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, KORN and FOO FIGHTERS, amongst others.
Revel is seemingly a gifted multi-instrumentalist who joined the FOO FIGHTERS on stage in September 2019 on the Bourbon & Past pageant in Louisville, Kentucky to carry out “Everlong” on guitar when he was simply eight years outdated.
Again in 2014, Ian advised Horns Up Rocks that his then-three-old son was a giant fan of METALLICA, THE BEATLES and AC/DC and that he may already inform the distinction between Bon Scott‘s voice and that of Brian Johnson.
“He is aware of lots of the stuff that he hears or sees in the home,” Scott mentioned on the time. “However what’s actually cool is that he truly acknowledges and is aware of the distinction between Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, which is fairly cool, I feel, for an virtually three-year-old. Anytime AC/DC is on, he’ll go, ‘That is Bon singing.’ After which when it is not Bon, he’ll say, ‘That is not Bon singing.’ He is aware of. That is fairly cool, I feel.”
Requested whether or not steel musicians must be mother and father, Ian mentioned it was the most effective factor that had ever occurred to him. He added: “I feel it’s important to take that on a case-by-case foundation. I could not say sufficient about having a toddler; I feel it is the best factor ever in the entire world. However I do assume that there are lots of people on this planet, not essentially steel musicians, that should not be mother and father.”
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