Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bucket of Honey entertains

Seattle folks looking for a fresh and thoroughly entertaining musical act should keep your eyes on the club listings for dates by Bucket of Honey. My Sweetie, the official scorer, and I enjoyed a marvelous set by Bucket at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard this weekend.

Bucket of Honey is Annie Jantzer and Nate Bogopolsky. We first saw them perform at Schmorgasborg, the FREE monthly late-night variety program (I guess the kids are calling it a "theatre mash-up" these days) held at 11 p.m. every third Saturday at Balagan Theatre. Schmorgasborg is hosted by Terri Weagant and Julia Griffin.

It's hard to cram Bucket of Honey into a category, but I'll try. Jantzer plays flute, Bogopolsky plays guitar, and they both do vocals. They're something of a folk rock hip-hop classical R&B comedy duo. Which still does nothing to explain the fact that their most crowd-pleasing tune is a cover of the 1974 Carl Douglas smash hit "Kung Fu Fighting." They also did a lovely rendition of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Had there been a sidewalk at the Sunset, surely it would have been lighting up square by square as people danced.

One thing is for sure, and that is that Jantzer has some kick-ass pipes, and I'm not talking about the flute. Bucket of Honey does a entertaining show with good humor and a sweet helping of musical virtuosity. We hear a Web site is in the works. In the meantime Facebook types can follow them at Bucketof Honey.


Sweetie the Official Scorer said...

Hey, how's this, let's call it funky folk. GREAT stage presence, poise, and rapport, these two are just so much fun. And I could listen to Jantzer sing all day.

Nate said...

Wow! Thanks so much, both Annie and I could not be more pleased you enjoyed the show! Swing by tonight if you can, last minute. We host an Open Mic at the Seamonster on 45th from 9 - Midnight

Nate B.