Dirty Honey is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 2017. It consists of singer Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone. Their self-titled extended play was self-released in March 2019.
The Los Angeles quartet is indeed a rock ‘n’ roll band, straight up and with no apologies or explanations needed — and a fan base that includes Guns N’ Roses, Slash & the Conspirators, and The Who, all of whom have tapped Dirty Honey to open for them. The five songs on the group’s self-titled debut EP are filled with everything that’s real rock fans love — meaty melodies, explosive dynamics, grooves as tight as a sealed envelope, vocals that bellow across the ice and snow of Valhalla and guitar riffs that come at you like a heavyweight haymakers. Spend 20 minutes with Dirty Honey, and you’ll find yourself asking, sincerely, “Please sir, may I have another…”
“We’ve been able to identify what speaks most honestly to us, which is what you hear on (the EP),” notes guitarist Notto. “What we do is from the prime-time vinyl era — the 70s and maybe a touch of early 80s, and 90s, with some modern stuff as well. And over the past couple of years of hard gigging, Dirty Honey has found it’s not alone in craving that kind of music.