The band was formed in 2006 by musician Benjamin Jaffe and musician/model/actress Suzanne Santo. The two met at a costume party and signed a record deal a year later. Originally the band's name was Zanzibar Lewis but it was rejected by their record label.
Their debut album, First Rodeo, was released on November 4, 2008 under the now-defunct Ironworks record label, run by actor Kiefer Sutherland and friend Jude Cole. Sutherland starred in the group's music video for their song "Little Toy Gun". honeyhoney toured with Lifehouse, another Ironworks band, at the start of their career. The band released their second studio album, Billy Jack, on Oct 24, 2011 under their own honeyhoney Records/Lost Highway label.
Their third album, "3" was produced by Dave Cobb and released June 9, 2015. The website American Songwriter reviewed it writing, "with a singer-songwriter that exudes the magnetic passion and swaggering star power of Santo, this is a group whose time has come."
Paste Magazine describes honeyhoney's style as "display[ing] the common pop thread between alt.country, spaghetti western soundtracks and swampy blues."
Glide Magazine stated that "honeyhoney deftly mixes elements of folk, soul, country, pop, and rock."
In April 2014, the band traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts, where Jaffe was raised, to perform a concert on behalf of local music programs. The band is planning a similar concert for schools in Santo's hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
- Loose Boots [EP] (2008)
- First Rodeo (2008, Ironworks)
- Billy Jack (2011, honeyhoney Records/Lost Highway) #15 Billboard Folk Album and #17 Top Heatseekers
- 3 (2015, Rounder)
Suzanne Santo collaborations
- "On the Shelf" from the album Fool's Gold by Big B
- "The Game" by Oleg Tumanov
- "Take Me Away" from the album Starting Ground by Josh Blackburn
In the media
- Their song "Lullaby" was featured in an anti-smoking ad that featured the grim reaper disguised as an attractive woman who gave out free cigarettes
- "Little Toy Gun" was featured in a Showtime promo
- "La River" was used in the series finale of the ABC Television show "Brothers & Sisters."