|Flagstaff Live! (May 1998)|
|Instant waves of adulation
Since its inception in 1996, Honey Child has acquired the respect of fans all over Arizona. The six members (Heather Higgs, Dino Gisiano, Paul Rugolo, Jason Montero, Greg Lisi, and Joe Frost) comprise of drums, congas, bass, two guitars, two voices, and percussion instruments has been prickling ears with their multi-influenced, innovative style. Selected from five competing bands in Phoenix for the H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Honey Childs Latin, funk, groove- rock, shake-your-ass sound made the most vibrant impression.
Honey Childs groove-rock sound is a lacquered, home-grown, grass-roots blend of styles that demand the audiences collective attention. This is due to the members realization that a show involves the band and the audience. Honey Childs self-titled CD is reminiscent of Santana at times, and the bands driving rhythms-whether Latin-based or subtle funk- mix with Higgs strikingly lucidity to satisfy even the most primordial urge. When the music stops, the urge to hear those rhythms returns.