About Amy Lynn & The Honey Men


About The Band

Amy Lynn & The Honey Men is a seven-piece machine that blows glitter all over the traditional memphis-motown soul/rock style. At the controls is Amy Lynn, a vocal powerhouse whose unique flair of quirky, down-to-earth humor countervails against the serious musicianship of The Honey Men’s team of bari sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass, and drums. Both together and apart, members of The Honey Men draw on a range of experience playing for acts such as Roberta Flack, Spoon, Bette Midler, Red Baraat, St. Vincent, The National, Yo La Tengo, Loser's Lounge, Duffy, Antibalas, and the Radio City Orchestra.

What the critics are saying

"Miss Zanetto packs a powerhouse voice into a petite frame." - Washington Times   

"Amy Lynn's voice was beautiful, sassy, and sexy, and the horn-centric Gunshow was tight, alright, and outtasite." - Frank DeBlase, CITY Newspaper Rochester, NY  

"Confident, full-voiced Amy Lynn Zanetto from New York City, is obviously no stranger to the musical stage." - Damion Poirier, LA TIMES   

"This is a CLASSIC sound that's being reinvented brilliantly. They aren't to be missed." - Ryan Brinson, Bleep Magazine

Nice Dice Blog

"There are intricate and complementary orchestrations at work behind Amy Lynn's powerful and versatile voice. One moment she can belt out notes to the power level of Aretha Franklin and the next, one can hear just the slightest peaking out of a steady but more delicate twang that turns heads because it sounds like, for a single moment, the late Amy Winehouse had to have jumped in the mix. Top it all off with lyrics that resonate a touch of sass reminiscent of the 70s black pop era, while the roar from part of what could be any big band's horn section blasts out laser focused tones, and ladies and gentlemen, this Honey Men does not play it safe." - Kira Grunenberg


"Amy Lynn's mesmerizing instrument is just as brassy as the horn section behind her, and she channels its power into an ardent belt that is masterfully controlled. She wails, riffs, and belts with precision and artistic clarity, using these musical flourishes to empower her performance and heighten the depth of the emotions in the music and lyrics."

Beacon Pass NYC

"Look out! With two EPs in their holster and a rapidly growing fanbase, this NYC-based act is armed and ready to blow you away. The first thing that will strike you about Amy Lynn and The Honey Men is Amy Lynn Zanetto’s voice: this sassy frontwoman channels soul and gospel in a Joplin-meets-Etta James attack that will raise the hairs on your noggin. You’ll then realize that her nine-piece band has your body swaying at its beck and call. Co-founder, arranger and saxophonist Alex Hamlin orchestrates a sound that fuses the rhythms of classic Stax records with brass power that the Godfather of Soul would be proud of. They might just hit you seventeen times with their parade of originals — including bluesy ballads, rock n’ roll scorchers and catchy sixties-style pop ditties. Now don’t say I didn’t tell you so." -Joy Hanson

Bleep Magazine

editor's note:
"I had the pleasure of attending the Amy Lynn & The Honey Men concert. Not only is Amy a fantastic vocalist, but the entire band creates an environment of fun that t brings the songs to life. Be sure to put these folks on your radar. This is a CLASSIC sound that's being reinvented brilliantly. They aren't to be missed." - Ryan Brinson