Tony Honk took the stage at a beloved local venue, Drkmttr Collective, to share new tunes and nostalgic covers. Opening the show with a cover of “Gary Come Home,” the band established their comical and light-hearted personality with the audience quickly, giving them a reason to not know what to expect next. Old and new friends filled the crowd and sang back the words to the band’s recently released debut single, “You’re Full.” With groovy bass lines and quirky lyrics reminiscent of Wet Leg and Geese, Annabel DelGiorno’s (singer and guitarist) attitude on stage riled the audience up and delivered a compelling performance. Ethan King (singer and guitarist) carried himself confidently on stage, blending with Jam Inhofe’s (bassist) laid-back energy. Wyatt Swaim’s drum performance was tight and animated, and he did not hold back when expressing himself and his reactions to each song. Each member brought all of their energy to the stage and delivered a personable and dynamic performance.
Before the show, Tony Honk joked about having their friend Nate Caudill hold a boom mic during the set. Committed to the bit, Nate joined Tony Honk on stage and held a boom mic pointed toward the players for the entirety of the set. His performance was so believable that audience members asked him if it helped with the sound, despite the microphone never being plugged in. Tony Honk’s personality and togetherness on stage can be attributed to their friendship, separate from the band, and their love and desire to make fun and expressive music that demands the listener to dance and scream along.
- Rachel Mitchell
Photos courtesy of Rachel Mitchell (For Bell Music Magazine)