The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world, playing festivals of all kinds and touring widely across North America, Europe and Australia. In 2016 the Honeydrops were honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her North America release tour—and in the past have been privileged to support the likes of B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.
The Honeydrops have appeared in Portland numerous times since their first visit found them at Produce Row in 2009. A few band personnel changes and several acclaimed recordings since, they have become one of the most in-demand bands on the West Coast. They’ll be returning to Portland on Friday, December 8 for a 9:00 pm showcase at the Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell. Tickets for this 21 and over concert are $18.00 to $20.00 at Ticketfly.com.