HONEY WEST has come up from New York City's ever popular Lower East Side indie rock scene with their unique blend of harmonious Brit-toned rock and roll and Beatles-soaked Johnny Cash vibrations.
The four men heading west are Ted Zurkowski (guitar/lead vocals) Ian McDonald (lead guitar/sax/keys/harmony vocals) Ross Beshear (bass/harmony vocals) and Denny McDermott (drums/harmony vocals- other records and live performances with Donald Fagen, Graham Parker, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, David Johansen). HONEY WEST spent 2011 gigging as a power trio, but with the recent addition of Ian McDonald, founding member of the bands KING CRIMSON and FOREIGNER, the energy and melodic complexity of the group is taking off with a new sound and vision making its mark throughout the Metropolitan area. All this while their song-writing continues to evolve and grow.
On their lastest album, SOME OTHER COUNTRY (released in 2010), the original trio's versatility was augmented with instrumental collaborations from guest artists Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (original member of Joan Jett's BLACKHEARTS and member of STEVE EARLE'S band THE DUKES), Paul Ossola (G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band) and others.
HONEY WEST has three songs ("That Ol' Cocaine", "Vangeline", and "Come & See Me") featured in the new film THE FIELDS, starring Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman and set for a Spring 2012 release date. Legendary director Tommy Lee Wallace of the original "Halloween" films is Associate Producer. The film was recently shopped at The Cannes International Film Festival and won Best Film at the 2011 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.
HONEY WEST is currently hard at work performing all over NYC while putting the finishing touches on the NEW ALBUM with the new line-up, DUE FOR RELEASE LATE SPRING 2012.