Saturday 15th at 2:40 pm (Main Stage) | Saturday 15th at 10:00 (The Moon at O'Bannon's)
This is feel good music, no doubt. The Honeydrops have grown from lead vocalist, guitarist and trumpeter Lech Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament’s earthy and intimate busking days, to today’s full-fledged soul-fired dance party. What remains from Lech and Ben’s can’t-help-but-notice street performances is the connection they create with the audience. Band members often join the crowd, shaking tail-feathers and high-fiving with joyful abandon. “We want crowd involvement, to make people become a part of the whole thing by dancing along, singing, picking the songs and generally coming out of their shells,” Lech says. His vocals were crafted at the altar of Sam Cooke and Ray Charles and they soar over and around the sunny, soul-infused songs. Along with Ben and Lech, the Bay Area band is comprised of Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards, and Beau Bradbury on bass. They’re smooth, they groove, and ya gotta move.