Champagne Honeybee and Olizar
in the Bourbon Bar
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 8pm
Champagne Honeybee is singer/songwriter, Rani Weatherby, and her trusty ukuleles. Rani performs solo, as well as with a backing band comprised of some of Seattle's finest musicians. Their style ranges from soft jazz, to blues rock, to high energy funk. They have performed extensively in Washington State, as well as in Oregon, Canada, the Midwest, and on the East Coast. They've appeared on the Bob Rivers morning radio show, Band in Seattle television show, and Gramma's Attic Music Revue television program in New London, Connecticut. They were voted the #4 Best Local Band in 2014, and #2 Best Wedding Band in 2016, in King 5's Best of Western Washington competition. Champagne Honeybee has released 2 EPs of original music, "No Love Songs" in 2014, and "Once in a Lifetime" in 2016, both to critical acclaim. They are currently working on a full-length album, which they hope to release in 2018. Rebekah Ann Curtis from Northwest Music Scene calls Rani "a once in a lifetime songwriter to come out of the Pacific Northwest."
Olizar is an acoustic duo comprised of songwriter/guitarist Christine Salazar and violinist Caitlin Olive. The Seattle-based group plays melodic folk that hits toward both musicians’ classical roots. A favorite among venues such as the Robin Hood Restaurant and Pub in Union WA, the duo shines playing to intimate crowds in small rooms.
After two and a half years of bi-coastal separation, Olizar is thrilled to announce that Salazar is moving back from New England to Seattle in August, 2017. At that time, the duo will begin to work on a new studio album, followed by a west coast tour planned for Spring 2018.
Salazar and Olive first met in 2009 and played together in a band before branching off as a duo. Olive has been featured in both of Salazar’s solo albums: “On to Something” produced by Christopher Brant Anderson in 2011 and recorded at Rabbit Hole Recording Studio and “All My Good Intentions” produced by Peter Robinson (AKA P Smoov and Ten Hundred) and recorded at Robinson’s Robot Room Recording Studio.