"Regardless of the direction they choose, the chemistry between the couple should yield results worth every bit of listening time."
- James Harker, This Week News
"Though the characters in the songs occasionally struggled to find the right chemistry, the bandmates -- joined here by a trio of backing musicians remained in harmony throughout the evening"
- Andy Dowing , Columbus Alive
The band, a self-described mix of pop, blues and soul, is fronted by singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber. Honey and Blue are bringing a refreshing and soulful sound to fans with the release of their much anticipated third album. ‘Bloom’ features 10 new songs, one of which is produced by, and featuring, world renowned musician Charlie Hunter, who has worked with the likes of D’Angelo, John Mayer, Mos Def, Norah Jones, and countless others. Honey and Blue have been featured on ABC 6 Good Morning Columbus, Broad and High (PBS), and their Tiny Desk performance of ‘Picture Perfect’ was featured on NPR.org. Vocalist Stephanie Amber was also recently featured at The Harmony Project’s 10th Anniversary performance at the Nationwide Arena, with over 10,000 in attendance.
Born and raised in Ohio, Darling met Amber (a New York native) while working at the same restaurant in Los Angeles. The two were both pursuing a career in music and quickly hit it off, writing together for more than a year before forming their band. After performing all over LA, at sought-after venues like The House of Blues and The Hotel Cafe, the duo moved back to the Midwest to continue work on their first album. Once the duo arrived in Columbus they teamed up with Dwight Bailey (who has spent the last few years touring with legendary Dr. John), created their self titled first album and the rest is, as they say, history! They have had the pleasure of performing at Jazz and Ribs Festival, Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Columbus Arts Festival - opening for Post Modern Jukebox, Stonewall Pride Festival - closing the festival out after Martha Wash, Brite Winter Fest, and many other exciting festivals. The band was also chosen as music ambassadors of Ohio. They were hand picked to travel to Chicago for the ASAE annual conference to perform for over 2,000 people as a representation of the Ohio music scene.