A sold out crowd packed the Voodoo Room at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA to watch rock and rollers Dirty Honey take the stage in their first headlining tour. With a #1 hit “When I’m Gone” under their belts; all while managing to remain an unsigned band, the quartet has amassed quite a loyal following. Looking out over the crowd in the overly hot room before the start of the set, the range of the bands popularity was on the faces in the crowd. Surprisingly an older crowd was in attendance, which due to Dirty Honey’s throw back sound has appealed to those that grew up on bands such as Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and the Black Crowes with the younger 20-somethings also in high attendance, they’ve managed to bring good ol’ rock and roll to a new generation.

Marc LaBelle’s vocal versatility between a sultry harmony and a gravely harshness, that puts me in the mind of Jesse James Dupree from Jackyl, is actually seamless and appealing.

The short 8 song set tells just how new this band is and to be headlining sold out shows, even in small venues, is a true testament to the popularity and strength of their first self-titled 6 song EP.

Already announcing more dates in early 2020 for their headlining “Rolling 7’s Tour,” I would suggest getting tickets as soon as you can, because this band is hot and gonna be sweet to see live.

House of Blues

San Diego, CA

Photos and words by: ~  Jessica Jones