Posted On 16 Jan 2015
On Monday, January 12th, Hunnypot hosted a night of incredible music at the West Los Angeles venue, The Mint. For those that don’t know already, Hunnypot is a music publishing, artist representation, marketing and film & television placement organization specializing in discovering and cultivating fresh music talent.
The intimate space provided a close up view of all the bands that performed and opportunity to mingle with them post show too. I was able to catch two acts- Celeste Stoney and Magnolia Memoir.
I walked into The Mint just as Ms. Celeste was belting out an incredible rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”. Her voice is sultry and hit every note with poise and perfection. I was instantly hooked and was eager to hear more. She continued to perform songs off her debut EP. I especially enjoyed her bouncy and fun “My Kinda Crazy”.
Celeste successfully engaged the audience with her 8 piece band and roof shattering vocals and I look forward to seeing where this promising star goes.
Stay tuned for my All Access Music interview with her soon!
Next up to the stage was LA’s own Magnolia Memoir! They certainly wasted no time getting down to business, delivering a mix of jazz, funk and rock to an attentive crowd. As the front-woman of the band, Mela Lee’s strong presence on stage is undeniable. She commands attention and delivers touching and thoughtful lyrics with poise.
Magnolia Memoir played an assortment of songs off their latest album, Pale Fire. Songs like the sweetly catchy “Odds & Ends” and soulfoul “No One Like You” were especially enjoyed.
It was definitely a highlight of the evening when Magnolia Memoir bass player, Gordon Bash stood on top of his instrument as he strummed.
For more information on Magnolia Memoir, check out my December with lead guitarist, Aron Forbes here: https://music.allaccess.com/an-interview-with-the-talented-aron-forbes-of-la-rock-band-magnolia-memoir/