"No Love Songs was very uke-centric but Once in a Lifetime dares to explore and build, and the outcome is extremely rewarding."
December 2016 - "Kimchi For Christmas" LIVE on the Band in Seattle Christmas Special
November 14th, 2014 - Voted #4 in King 5's Best of Western Washington contest, for Best Local Bands!
"Great songwriting and voice. Sounds amazing live solo or with a backing band."
May 13, 2013 - Blog post about WACAP Adoption Agency's Mother's Day Brunch fundraiser.
"Rani Weatherby, a WACAP adoptee, sang and strummed her ukulele, her music capturing the moment powerfully and the sentiment perfectly."
December 8th, 2014 - "Kimchi for Christmas" featured on Hey Mr. Jesse jazz and swing podcast.
Click here to stream or download the episode. "She is fantastic!" - Jesse Miner
December 16th, 2014 - Review of "Kimchi for Christmas" on PopDose.com.
"Tuneful, original, creative, self-aware? Check, check, check, and check."
"Champagne Honeybee has written a holiday song unlike any other, which is a pretty significant accomplishment." - Jeff Giles
December 20th, 2014 - "Sabrina in Seattle" interview and performance on Critical Sun Internet Radio
June 4th, 2014 - Interview and performance on the Bob Rivers Show on 95.7 KJR, Seattle
A collection of articles, music reviews, and media appearances
September 19th, 2016 - Northwest Music Scene premiers the music video for "Once in a Lifetime".
"We made it clear that Rani Weatherby of Champagne Honeybee is in the upper
tier of a group of Seattle songwriters that is bursting at the seams with talent."
Watch the video and read the inspiration behind it HERE.
March 10th, 2016 - Review of "Once in a Lifetime" EP by Sabrina Hamilton from Nine of Wands Productions. Read the complete review HERE.
February 2nd, 2015 - Review of the No Love Songs EP by Sabrina Hamilton, from Critical Sun Radio
"...it is guaranteed that you’ll fall in love with the charmingly sweet and classically modern Champagne Honeybee." Read the rest here.
May 18th, 2011 - Blog post about the first Champagne Honeybee show, opening for The Walking Willows.
"Her music was whimsical and wonderful." - Stephen Cohen, The Walking Willows
October 3rd, 2015 - Collaboration with Portland artist, Stephen Cohen, at Jack Straw Culture Center.
Finished recordings and blog HERE.
November 3rd, 2015 - Review of Champagne Honeybee's Pre-Halloween Spectacular on October 30th
"Rani Weatherby electrified the audience at the Band in Seattle performance last Monday. Her beautiful eyes hypnotized those in attendance at Victory Studios while she sang the amazing tune Garlic Press - the first hit ever about a kitchen implement. Rani made the ukulele have new meaning for those in attendance that night. What fun. What a magic spirit of great music - backed by an incredible team of artists. I will never think the same about a garlic press again." - Conrad Denke, CEO of Victory Studios
"At times invoking greats like Aretha Franklin, yet in the tender moments there are impressions of Karen Carpenter. Few singers can emote between the tender soft moments and deliver power when a song calls for it. Rani does both."
View the full performance HERE.
"Turns out, Champagne Honeybee is a ukulele player who writes songs about heartbreak (and so much more)."
- Andy Altman, Founder of GigTown Music
Read the full review HERE.
July 1st, 2015 - Review of Champagne Honeybee's live performance on "Band in Seattle" TV show
December 23rd, 2015 - Performances and interview on King 5 Morning News.
Watch the interview HERE.
April 1st, 2016 - Write up about "Once in a Lifetime" for GigTown's Featured Artist Friday.
"Rani is a delight to work with and to watch. Her performance was engaging and she knew exactly who she was performing for. A big voice, a big personality, and a HUGE yes in my book. Go see her if you can!" - Clayton Weller, Co-Founder of The Pocket Theater
April 25th, 2016 - Stellar review of the "Once in a Lifetime" EP from Northwest Music Scene.
March 21st, 2016 - Review of "Once in a Lifetime" by BeatBat Music. Read it HERE.
"The opening track, 'Once in a Lifetime' is a classic feel good rock and roll track, led along by Rani's determined vocals causing head bopping happiness."
May 13th, 2016 - New track "Wrong Turn" is featured on Hey Mr. Jesse 's jazz and swing podcast.
Stream or download the episode HERE. Segment starts at 22:50