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Sligo-born songwriter Honas attributes his openness in personality and style to the unique
years of his childhood. He did the majority of his growing up along Ireland’s wild Atlantic
coast, learning the Irish language, playing sports and being shown how to play multiple
instruments by his family members. He spent a portion of his early years living in Guyana,
South America, where the obsession for music began. There, he discovered the music of
The Beatles and Michael Jackson while repeatedly listening to his parents’ modest CD
collection, all while he soaked in the different sounds and culture in his new surroundings,
school and life.

Then on arriving back home to Ireland, he learned that his brother had joined a band
and had burned a CD of a self-recorded album. In the following years, Honas started writing
and recording his own music until it became a fundamental part of his life.

A locked-down 2020 saw Honas begin to stack up a long list of songs at home in his studio.
Things got off to an encouraging start with the release of ‘Control’ in 2021, leading to an
abundance of features/reviews from international music blogs, national radio play and over
16 million streams on Spotify so far. Soon after, Honas joined a select line up of Ireland’s
music treasures for a week-long collaborative winter retreat, Hibernacle. After writing and
collaborating with the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Æ MAK, Toshín, Saint Sister, Nealo and
others, 2023 is looking like an exciting year for Honas with new releases coming in the