"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."
"She came, she sang, and she won hearts."
Read more HERE.
"I am going to pack as much of India as I can fit in my suitcase.”
Read the rest of the interview HERE.
Watch the full interview HERE.
Watch the announcement at 14:23 HERE.
- Chris Senn, Back Beat Seattle
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
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
June 4th, 2014 - Interview and performance on the Bob Rivers Show on 95.7 KJR, Seattle
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December 23rd, 2015 - Performances and interview on King 5 Morning News.
Watch the interview HERE.
"No Love Songs was very uke-centric but Once in a Lifetime dares to explore and build, and the outcome is extremely rewarding."
April 2nd, 2018 - Interview and performance on King 5's Evening program, discussing Rani's music, adoption, and journey to India.
"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.
April 25th, 2016 - Stellar review of the "Once in a Lifetime" EP from Northwest Music Scene.
"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
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."
November 10th, 2017 - Champagne Honeybee was voted "Best Band for Hire" in King 5's Best of Western Washington Competition.
Read about the project and watch the video HERE.
February 15th, 2018 - Interview and photo on the cover of Calcutta Times newspaper in India.
November 3rd, 2015 - Review of Champagne Honeybee's Pre-Halloween Spectacular on October 30th
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
May 1st, 2018 - Northwest Music Scene premiered the new music video for "Wrong Turn".
July 1st, 2015 - Review of Champagne Honeybee's live performance on "Band in Seattle" TV show
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."
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
View the full performance HERE.
September 14th, 2017 - Featured as one of Artist Home's "Four Artists to Know"
"Picture this: Etta, Amy or Billie crooning underneath a cherry tree as the light, lifting strings of a ukulele sing betwixt." - Jake Uitti
March 21st, 2016 - Review of "Once in a Lifetime" by BeatBat Music. Read it HERE.
Review of Champagne Honeybee's performance at the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata on February 2nd, 2018, featured in the Calcutta Times newspaper. Watch a clip of the performance HERE.
March 10th, 2016 - Review of "Once in a Lifetime" EP by Sabrina Hamilton from Nine of Wands Productions. Read the complete review HERE.
April 6th, 2018 - Champagne Honeybee was asked to compose and record an original radio ad for Verity Credit Union, which is currently airing on Seattle's Movin' 92.5 radio station. You can listen to the song and watch footage from the studio session HERE.
December 2016 - "Kimchi For Christmas" LIVE on the Band in Seattle Christmas Special
October 3rd, 2015 - Collaboration with Portland artist, Stephen Cohen, at Jack Straw Culture Center.
Finished recordings and blog HERE.
"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."