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Jamie McDell: Fly Honeys

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What is your single about?

I wrote Fly Honeys after a conversation with a friend. I asked him who he was texting and he jokingly replied ‘all my fly honeys’. That line stuck in my head and became the chorus. When writing the rest of the song I was drawing from my experiences as a teenage girl who had a lot of guy friends. I was the insider in a lot of the classic ‘blokey’ conversations so I got to hear what really goes on behind the scenes. The core message is, when you’re young sometimes there seems to be some ‘coolness’ around playing the fields but once you get older that reputation is one you don’t want to have. 

Where did you record this single, and who helped you out?

I recorded a demo with members of my band in Auckland, that's how we came up with the rough electric guitar riffs and drum lines. I then took it to Sydney to be produced by Stuart Crichton who gave it that drive it needed. 

Have you got a video out, if so what is the theme/story behind the video? 

Video to come! It will most likely just be me being weird. 

Who’s in your band?

When I play live I perform with Scotty Pearson, Thomas Healy, Tamsyn Miller and Cass Basil. They’re the greatest! 

Have you got any tours coming up?

Currently at the tail end of a nationwide tour. Our last show is in Auckland May 16th! Tickets available from 

Have you got an album coming out soon? 

My album ‘Ask Me Anything’ is available on iTunes and in store now. 

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