The Kin

One night a little over a year ago, three young men burst into New York City’s Lower East Side mainstay, Katz’s Delicatessen, and held up the joint. Sort of. Isaac and Thorald, musicians who, along with drummer Shakerleg, make up New York City band The Kin, were looking to rob ears, not wallets.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is a musical robbery!” shouted Isaac as he strode in with Thorald right in front strumming a guitar. The trio launched into an original song, “Downtown Train” for the restaurant’s patrons, winning them over with their energetic performance, rich harmonies, and sheer nerve. The Kin have launched several of these “musical robberies”, including at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Soho House, and the Seven Grand Whiskey Bars in Los Angeles, even at a French airport. “We’re looking to surprise people and hit them on all senses.” Thorald says.

The Kin have been capturing their gritty pop sound in the studio, working with legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie and T.Rex), Nic Hard (Joey Ramone, The Church) and others to record the songs that will make up the band’s major-label debut album to be released this summer. The forthcoming self-titled album showcases not only Isaac and Thorald’s dual lead vocals and harmonies, but also the raw power of Shakerleg’s stick-free, bare-knuckle, NYC subway-born drumming style.

Oh Honey

Oh Honey, comprised of singer/songwriters Mitchy Collins (guitar & vocals) and Danni Bouchard (vocals), began making music in 2013 after mutual friends introduced them in the musical hotbed of Brooklyn. Mitchy had been working as a songwriter and producer when he had the idea to create a male/female duo. He met Danni shortly after she graduated from Pace University (NYC), where she studied acting and music. Once in the studio together the chemistry became instantly apparent, and the music began to flow.

Soon after teaming up, Mitchy and Danni began the search for a band name. One day, while watching an episode of How I Met Your Mother, inspiration struck both of them. “We watched the show and kept hearing the phrase ‘Ohhhh honey,’ and thought it would be a good band name, and it kinda just stuck!” Mitchy says of the episode, guest-starring Katy Perry, who they both love.

While reflecting upon their influences, Mitchy and Danni aren’t shy to draw from everyday life. “We aim to create positive, uplifting songs that chronicle real experiences— an optimistic twist on the heavier parts of life,” Danni explains. That sunny disposition has helped Oh Honey attract a wide array of exposure in film and television, with prominent features in episodes of Glee and Red Band Society, the film Hundred Foot Journey, and trailers for Finding Dory and Me Before You



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