Honor By August
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
Honor By August
In its young career Honor By August has already played arena stages, had its music broadcast to millions and won the Grand Prize in Billboard's World Song Contest. __"Now widely considered one of the most promising new talents on the East Coast," (Washington Post) Honor By August makes music characterized by "distinctive, inviting vocals and anthemic, reverb-drenched guitars" (MetroMusicScene.com) and built on "award-winning songwriting, strong vocals, catchy melodies, and dynamic live performance" (Jenni Chase, Washington's Z104/OnTap Magazine). __"With comparisons to U2, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, and Bruce Springsteen...their music is inspired by observations on life, loss, love and hope." (Los Angeles Magazine)__A fast-growing reputation has helped create opportunities for the band to share up to arena-sized stages with artists including Bon Jovi, Third Eye Blind, Hanson, Peter Frampton, Vertical Horizon, Hootie & the Blowfish, Pat McGee Band, Edwin McCain, Virginia Coalition and many other emerging artists.__While developing a sound of their own, Honor By August won the Grand Prize in the Billboard World Song Contest, as well as an XM Radio contest to play DC's largest venue (Verizon Center).__Their music has been broadcast to millions many times over though popular outlets like ESPN, and they have worked with Grammy-winning producers, mixers, and engineers including Jack Joseph Puig (U2, Snow Patrol, Rolling Stones), Paul David Hager (Goo Goo Dolls), Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Lifehouse, Jason Mraz, DMB, O.A.R.), Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Meredith Brooks), Toby Wright (Third Eye Blind) and Ted Comerford (Virginia Coalition). __Honor By August has played to single crowds as large as 20,000 from arena shows at the Verizon Center, McDonough Arena and Innsbrook Pavilion, to headlining multiple shows at one of the nation's premier theaters, the 9:30 Club (DC), to notable national venues like the Bowery Ballroom, Blender Theater, Mercury Lounge and Knitting Factory (main stage) in NYC, The Roxy and Viper Room in LA, Ram's Head Live (MD), Middle East main stage (MA), Toad's Place (VA), Cain's Ballroom (OK), House of Blues Cleveland (OH) and many, many others across the country.
Andy Davis's smart and seductive blue-eyed soul music weds indelible hooks to sly, incisive lyrics, creating songs that sound like newly minted pop-soul classics.
A Louisiana native, Davis released his first album, "Thinks of Her," in 2004. "Thinks of Her" struck a chord on college campuses, selling out its initial print run. The original pressing of the CD -- with Davis's hand-written lyrics and stenciled cover art -- became a collector's item within months of its release.
In 2005, the remastered rerelease of "Thinks of Her" gained Davis national exposure and brought him to the attention of legendary music producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello). The result of their collaboration was "Let the Woman," a sophisticated, sonically adventurous album that ignited a bidding war. Barnes and Noble won the exclusive rights to distribute "Let the Woman" online and and in their stores all over the world. The album's single, "Brown Eyes," became a staple on AAA radio stations nationwide, and "Let the Woman" became a #4 bestseller.
Davis toured extensively in support of "Let the Woman", both headlining and opening for Colbie Caliat, Jakob Dylan, Mat Kearney, Will Hoge, Howie Day, and NEEDTOBREATHE.
The following year, Davis became a prominent member of Ten Out of Tenn, a critically acclaimed collective of Nashville singer/songwriters who joined forces for a collaborative tour that was documented in the award-winning documentary film, "Any Day Now."
In 2009, Davis returned to Nashville to record his latest EP, "New History," which was featured in -- and inspired -- a recent episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."
In March of 2011 Davis broke back onto the scene launching a Kickstarter campaign, asking fans to help fund his next album. He ended up raising over $41,000 in 30 days, and went to LA to make another album with Mitchell Froom and David Boucher. Bringing in acclaimed studio musicians Matt Chamberlain and David LaBruyere, Davis captured an album's worth of songs in an old-school style, abandoning the click track and focusing on real, live musical moments between he and the musicians. The result was a new full-length album, called Heartbreak Yellow.
Heartbreak Yellow was released on iTunes Jan 3, 2012, and was immediately in the top rankings of the Singer/Songwriter genre.
A thoroughly contemporary artist raised on old-school rock and soul, Andy Davis's infallible ear for hooks -- for a well-turned phrase -- and for the often irregular heartbeat of human relationships continues to engage longtime fans and win him new ones.
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