Next on the list of local bands to fill a residency at Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar is Huntington Beach's Honeypie.
Beginning the second Monday in April, this pop band, whose infectiously catchy vintage pop hooks are belted out by a diminutive singer with golden pipes, 27-year-old Trisha Smith, will take their place in a succession of local luminaries, including The Steelwells, Pacific Hurt and dare we mention Blok?
After talking with Smith and guitarist Ryan Radcliff this week, I found out one endearing fact: Trisha gets tongue-tied during interviews. But don't let the sweet voice fool you, she has plenty of fortitude to soldier through.
Ryan Radcliff: I think it's definitely different, we've been planning this one for a while. We asked Vince back in October and we really wanted to do a residency that was right in Springtime. We wanted to have a series of shows that culminated in a special show. We have bands we wanted to do it with. So we definitely had a plan for these shows. While there's plans behind normal shows, this one's definitely kind of like a bigger picture.
Radcliff: We're excited for doing a couple songs at a time, maybe doing like a series thing. It's exciting for us because it makes it easy to space things out and hopefully keep the tension and keep the money down because we're definitely self funded. We really don't have any desire at this point to launch into a 14-song album type thing. Nothing wrong with people who do that , it's just for our scope, the idea of doing two songs or maybe at the end of summer doing a four song ep it's something much more meaningful.