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Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Americana, alternative country, indie rock
Labels Ironworks
honeyhoney Records/Lost Highway
Website www.honeyhoneyband.com
Members Benjamin Jaffe - Guitar, Vocals
Suzanne Santo - Vocals, Banjo, Violin

HoneyHoney (stylized as honeyhoney) is an Americana group based in Los Angeles, California, United States.

The band was formed in 2006 by musician Benjamin Jaffe and musician/model/actress Suzanne Santo. The two met at a costume party and signed a record deal a year later.[1] They originally performed under the name Zanzibar Lewis and were under that name when they signed with Ironworks record label.[2]

Their debut album, First Rodeo, was released on November 4, 2008 under the now-defunct Ironworks record label, run by actor Kiefer Sutherland and friend Jude Cole.[2] Sutherland directed and starred in the group's music video for their song "Little Toy Gun".[3] HoneyHoney toured with Lifehouse, another Ironworks band, at the start of their career.[4] The band released their second studio album, Billy Jack, on Oct 24, 2011 under their own honeyhoney Records/Lost Highway label.[5]

Their third album, "3" was produced by Dave Cobb and released June 9, 2015.[6] The website American Songwriter reviewed it writing, "with a singer-songwriter that exudes the magnetic passion and swaggering star power of Santo, this is a group whose time has come." [7]

HoneyHoney makes frequent appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience, having over 3 hour long discussions of varying topics and performing songs in Joe Rogan's studio. Some of the songs they perform have never been officially recorded.[]


Paste Magazine describes honeyhoney's style as "display[ing] the common pop thread between alt.country, spaghetti western soundtracks and swampy blues."[1]

Glide Magazine stated that "honeyhoney deftly mixes elements of folk, soul, country, pop, and rock."[8]


In April 2014, the band traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts, where Jaffe was raised, to perform a concert on behalf of local music programs. The band is planning a similar concert for schools in Santo's hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.[9]



First Rodeo

Album details Tracks Peak chart
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo[13].
1."Black Crows"3:25
2."Little Toy Gun"2:38
4."Not for Long"3:05
5."Bouncing Ball"3:50
6."Come on Home"4:10
7."Give Yourself to Me"2:33
9."Slow Brains"3:09
10."Under the Willow Tree"2:41
11."Oh Mama"2:30
Total length:33:59[10]
-- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Billy Jack

Album details Tracks Peak chart
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo, except where noted[18][16].
1."Angel of Death" 4:01
2."Glad I've Done What I Did" 4:06
3."Ohio" 3:52
4."Don't Know How"Santo and Josh Rouse4:01
5."Turn That Finger Around" 3:49
6."I Don't Mind" 2:14
7."Old School Friends" 2:55
8."Let's Get Wrecked" 3:08
9."L.A. River" 2:44
10."All on You" 3:59
11."Thin Line" 4:46
Total length:39:35[14]
17[19] 15[20]


Album details Tracks Peak chart
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo[18][24].
1."Big Man"3:23
2."Yours to Bear"4:37
3."Back to You"3:32
4."Whatchya Gonna Do Now"4:09
5."Numb It"3:29
6."Bad People"3:34
7."Burned Me Out"4:14
8."You and I"3:44
9."Father's Daughter"4:03
10."God of Love"3:54
11."Sweet Thing"3:13
12."Marry Rich"4:56
Total length:46:48[21]
7[19] 10[20]

Extended Plays

Loose Boots

Album details Tracks Peak chart
Top Heatseekers Billboard Folk Album
All tracks written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo[13].
1."Little Toy Gun"2:43
2."Give Yourself to Me"2:36
3."Bouncing Ball"3:51
4."Thursday Night"2:30
Total length:14:21[26]
-- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Suzanne Santo collaborations

  • "On the Shelf" from the album Fool's Gold by Big B[30]
  • "The Game" by Oleg Tumanov
  • "Take Me Away" from the album Starting Ground by Josh Blackburn

In the media

  • Their song "Lullaby" was featured in an anti-smoking ad that featured the grim reaper disguised as an attractive woman who gave out free cigarettes[31]
  • "Little Toy Gun" was featured in a Showtime promo[32]
  • "La River" was used in the series finale of the ABC Television show "Brothers & Sisters."[33]
  • The band performed the opening theme for the 2017 TBS series The Guest Book, and appear at the end of each episode of the first season to perform a song live.[34]


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  33. ^ "Brothers and Sisters Music - Season 5: "Walker Down the Aisle"". TuneFind. May 8, 2011. Retrieved 2015. 
  34. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (Aug 2, 2017). "Review: Rental Wackiness, Detailed in TBS's 'The Guest Book'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017. 

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