Hello music lovers from the whole world. My name is Jono Heyes I was a finalist in my homeland New Zealand for the NZ Music Awards in 2019.My unique blend of world folk music has featured and headlined on the BBC, Radio Spain,Radio Czech and many more shows dedicated to world music around the globe.
For me, music has a vital role to inspire us to live differently with each other and the planet during these turbulent times. A time of unprecedented social and environmental change.
So I decided to make Beehive, an album recorded and filmed totally live, in my very own Beehive Studio. Brought to life with an incredible team of 7 musicians from New Zealand, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
All masterfully captured by Jerry Boys, Grammy Award engineer known for his excellent live acoustic recording skills with projects like Buena Vista Social Club, Toumani Diabate, Omare Sangare and many others. Each song was also artfully filmed artfully by the award winning Paxart Studios.
In the Beehive you can travel with me into a magical realm. Like a wild bee, I will take you on a journey across planet Earth cross pollinating diverse influences from all corners of the globe; Mongolia, Mali, South Africa, Cuba, Andalusia, Eastern Europe and beyond.
Meanwhile exploring deeply existential themes, with an aftertaste of possibility, courage and love.
Tastes like Manuka Honey.
High resolution photos, Full Film, Mini Documentary and Audio all are available for download via google drive; here