“hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music.
Three very different voices with one path…hONEyhoUSe.
With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric, vocalist Hillary Smith has been electrifying audiences across the US for more than a quarter century. She’s a belter, but her voice also possesses great warmth and expressiveness, and she is able to get under the skin of those in her audience.
Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul.
Red River songbird, Mandy Buchanan always delivers a moving, powerful performance whether she is singing with a lone guitar player or a full band, lead vocals or harmonies. Surrounded by a family of musicians, Mandy began singing in church at an early age. From country to blues, jazz to rock and roll, her sweet voice will take you by surprise when you least expect it.
With her first musical roots in New Mexico music, country, and rock, Danielle is a versatile bassist who can adapt to any style. She loves to entertain fans live, as well as in the studio. Being surrounded by a musical family at an early age, and playing and recording for various legendary acts in the Southwest has helped lock in Danielle's passion for making music.
Dianne De Leon
Drums & Percussion
You might say Dianne has been hitting things since birth. Self-taught on pillows, she was finally granted a drumset to make it official. Dianne brings her background in writing and playing Latin music to the group and has enjoyed national radio play. She joined hONEyhoUSe and has been playing drums and cajón for the past 5 years.
Awards and Acolades
- John Lennon Songwriting Finalist. CONQUER THE WORLD – Folk Category
- 2012 New Mexico Music Award winners “BEST OF THE YEAR”
- 2013 New Mexico Music Awards winners ” NORMAN PETTY PRODUCER’S AWARD AND “BEST SONG”
- Rolling Stones “Bands to Watch from Santa Fe” – Learn More
- 2015 New Mexico Music Awards winners “BEST SONG IN AMERICANA” (Autumn)
- 2015 New Mexico Music Awards winners “BEST MASTERING ENGINEER” (Jason Blume for Perfect Mess)
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