than 15 years ago by Barbara Clifford (vocals) and Theresa Drda
(drums), the Honeybees were created with the idea that female vocals
can be reinvented to make an important impact on today’s music scene.
The two core members worked with various personnel over the years.
Today, the Honeybees' rock-solid line up includes Rachel Decker
(vocals), Tony Wittrock (guitar) and Michael
Hogeorges (bass). With the tight, expressive harmonies of Barbee and Rachel, and with Theresa as the driving force behind the drums, these
women represent the feminine strength behind the name. From there, the
Honeybees move into a driving, modern energy mode driven by the varied
guitar sounds of Tony and bass styling of Michael.
band’s musical influences range from rockabilly and roots legends such
as Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Brenda Lee, Chuck Berry, The Sonics,
Ricky Nelson, and T-Bone Walker to modern artists such as Rosie Flores
and the Paladins.