About Dirty Honey
Marc LaBelle – vocals
John Notto – guitars
Justin Smolian – bass
Corey Coverstone - drums
JUST WHO ARE THESE GUYS? A quickie thumbnail sketch:
Dirty Honey is a collection of characters with some colorful backgrounds. After relocating to L.A. from upstate New York, vocalist/lyricist Marc LaBelle - who holds degrees in broadcasting, corporate communications and marketing - spent about six months virtually homeless, living out of his car, showering at a local gym, and using free wi-fi at a local Coffee Bean; guitarist John Notto earned a degree in music from the University of Southern Maine, and his most prized possession is a ’58 Gibson Les Paul; bassist Justin Smolian, a rare native Californian from a show-biz family, holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar; and drummer Corey Coverstone, whose heart belongs to jazz, is a dedicated meditator and has considered being a yoga instructor.
ABOUT DIRTY HONEY
To say that 2019 was a breakout year for Dirty Honey would be an understatement. Recorded in Byron Bay, Australia with producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine), the band released its self-titled debut EP in March 2019. The band didn’t waste any time before making music history when it became the only unsigned artist ever to hit #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart with its debut track "When I'm Gone.” The band's second single, “Rollin 7s," went to #3 at Rock Radio (and was still headed up when COVID changed everything), and the music video has racked up more than 6.3-million YouTube plays. Between the Fall of 2018 and early 2020, Dirty Honey opened for The Who, Guns N' Roses, and Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, performed at more than a dozen major summer festivals, including Welcome to Rockville, Louder Than Life, Heavy MTL, Rocklahoma, Sonic Temple and Epicenter, and played to SRO crowds at every show on its first-ever headline tour in December, January and February 2020. Additionally, Dirty Honey was named Canadian Rock Radio's #1 International Breakout Artist of 2019, the band was nominated as Best New Rock/Alternative Artist for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and Rolling Stone wrote about the band as an “Artist You Need To Know.” On March 5, 2021, Dirty Honey unveiled “California Dreamin’,” the lead single, the band's third consecutive single to go into the Top 15 at Rock Radio. The band released its self-titled debut album on April 23, 2021.
Dirty Honey will be Main Support on The Black Crowes' "Shake Your MoneyMaker" U.S. Summer 2021 Tour."
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