Stoneface Honey is based in Portland, Oregon and led by singer/songwriter, Angie Kopshy. We are chick rock - heavy on the keys and female vocals! Stoneface Honey's third CD, Breathing, was released in November 2012. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, Stoneface Honey began recording their latest CD, Long Time Waiting. The album incorporates strong influences from the entire band as Angie embraced a more collaborative approach and stepped out of her secret songwriting closet. Stoneface Honey is very excited to announce the date and location for Long Time Waiting's CD Release Party soon.
Sandi King and Joshua Taylor formed King Taylor Project in 2016, conceived as a flexible platform centered on their dynamic vocal styles and musical versatility. King and Taylor are both heavily influenced by soul, jazz, and blues music. They bring to this project the combined experience of five tours, three studio albums, and hundreds of shows played in Southern California and across the United States.
Joshua Taylor released his debut album, About Time, in 2015 and toured nationally with Sandi, opening for her former project, 22 Kings. About Time brought some of Southern California’s finest musicians together, including Josh Weinstein on keys, Shane Fitzgibbon on drums, and Kory McAfee on bass. Augmenting the core band performances were Sandi on backing vocals, Ron King on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Ed “Muggles” Croft on tenor sax and flute. The album was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by multi-award winning producer and musician Sven Erik-Seaholm, whose encouraging mentorship and impeccable musicality guided the record from studio floor to final press. King Taylor Project continues to work with many of the personnel involved in Josh’s record.
Sandi King released her second studio album with her former Americana duo 22 Kings in 2015 and toured nationally, playing 20 dates in six weeks from Southern California to New York City and back. The album included guest work by Josh on electric guitar and backing vocals, and included another King Taylor Project collaborator, davyrockett (bass and backing vocals), who effectively rounded out 22 Kings as a gigging trio during their 2015–16 schedule and their last studio album. Also appearing on the album were Peter Bolland on slide guitar and Ross Harper (of Suzanne Harper and Talk Like June) on banjo. 22 Kings’ debut album in 2014 allowed Sandi to work with some amazing musicians and producers, including Alex Wong (Delta Rae’s Carry The Fire), Jesse Bowen (Blackout Party), and Sven-Erik Seaholm.
Sandi and Josh are happily engaged and extraordinarily fortunate to get to share their life’s work with each other and spend their time together doing what they love best.
Amber Sweeney's passionate songwriting can be described as being the female Hozier. Her booming voice could rival Adele, and of course her stage presence would make every music fan come back for more. She will take your imagination and turn stories into lyrics, notes into music, and dreams into a reality.
On stage you will be hypnotized by Amber's soulful voice, yet feeling the atmosphere change with every strum of her guitar. Off stage you interact with a true people person, realizing she lives every lyric she writes. You will quickly start to wonder if her gifting is in song, or in connecting.
Currently Amber is in the studio working on her 7 song Soul/Rock album with producer Geoff Ott, owner of London Bridge Studios, which will be released Spring of 2016. In 2014, she recorded a single with Seattle based record label, London Tone Music, to release a song as part of their 52x52: A Year In Your Ear project. Her single “Lone Sailor,” was released September 1, 2014 and reached #4 on the iTunes Blues chart.
In 2013, Amber released two E.P.s: The Starting Line (April 16) and Christmas Time (November 28). Both were released worldwide through CD Baby and are available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Pandora Radio and more.
Amber’s voice, musical talent, and songwriting have also been featured in two CW television series: One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected ("Flying Machine," "Girl In The Moon," "Quicksand," "Maybe," "Stars," "Feel This" - written by Jonathan Jackson of Enation) while one half of the duo known as Everly. Her voice has also been featured in Stephen King’s film adaptation of Riding The Bullet, while bass player and back up singer for the rock band Enation. She can also be heard on another northwest band’s album, The Alleged Album by One From Many ("Tears We Cry Alone" and "Shape Of Your Heart").
Amber has been privileged to play at a variety of venues over the years, including: McMenamins, Hard Rock Cafe Seattle (Seattle, WA) Maryhill Winery (Goldendale, WA), Bossanova Ballroom (Portland, OR), Genghis Cohen’s (Los Angeles, CA), The Corn Palace (Mitchell, SD), The Whiskey A Go-Go (Los Angeles, CA), The Troubador (Los Angeles, CA) The Rutledge - Tin Pan South (Nashville, TN), Moulton Falls Winery (Yacolt, WA) to name a few.
Along with recording and performing, Amber is involved in a number of local and national organizations: As a radio personality for Portland Radio Project, and as a voting member of The Recording Academy. Amber is also affiliated with ASCAP.
Amber is an advocate to end human trafficking, by supporting Not For Sale (www.notforsalecampaign.org) and Shared Hope International (www.sharedhope.org). She uses her song "Leap" (from The Starting Line E.P) to help open the dialogue about these issues and discuss how others can get involved.