The intimate atmosphere of SOhO Restaurant & Music Club made the perfect setting for a sensual show from British electronic duo Honne Tuesday, October 11.
Baby-faced Ravyn Lenae from Chicago opened the show with a set of funky house music. “You ever like somebody and they didn’t like you back?” she asked the college-aged crowd. “Yeah? I wrote a song about that.” The soul singer’s mystifying gaze seared into the audience’s eyes; lyrics about love and finding yourself were easily relatable.
Underneath a blanket of Technicolor lights, Honne opened its set with instrumental sounds, jiving with the touring band until the lead singer, Andy Clutterbuck, captured the crowd’s attention with his sultry voice and subtle charisma.
Singer Izzy Bizu, featured on the track “Someone That Loves You,” was rumored to be a surprise guest at the show but couldn’t make it. In her place, background singer Naomi Scarlett hit all the right notes and was welcomed warmly by the crowd. The band played an encore, and per a fan’s request played “Woman.” The track set a relaxed feel among the audience, with everyone swaying hips and waving arms in the air.
Clutterbuck encouraged people in the crowd to hug one another, saying, “Let’s make this room the biggest love room.” And just like that, a stranger was hugging me from behind.
For anyone who missed the show, Honne will most likely be back in town soon. “This is our first time to Santa Barbara,” Clutterbuck said. “It’s amazing. I’m going to live here.”
Honne Set List
Treat You Right
‘Til the Evening
Top to Toe
It Ain’t Wrong Loving You
Loves The Jobs You Hate
No Place Like Home
One at a Time Please
Gone are the Days
Someone That Loves You
Warm on a Cold Night
All in the Value