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AMFM Magazine caught up with super hot band HONNE after their show at Stubbs on the last day of SXSW 2016. As relative newcomers they manage to regularly sell out venues, with their signature sound dubbed “futuristic soul destined to re-invent babymaking music” by The Telegraph.
This British Electronic-Soul duo formed in 2014 in Bow, London, consisting of James (Producer) and Andy (Singer/Producer) who both write, record and produce the music. Andy and James met while at university and started making music together under the name of HONNE – a Japanese word (本音) meaning ‘true feelings’ – in late 2014. The band released their debut single ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ in September 2014 via Super Recordings, the label that launched AlunaGeorge and Bondax. They followed up with their second EP ‘All In The Value’, also released on Super Recordings, in November 2014, and made their live debut at the Sebright Arms on the same day. In 2015 they released their third EP, ‘Coastal Love’, on their own imprint Tatemae Recordings.
Paul Salfen is a Dallas-based TV host, producer, editor, writer, and consultant who currently holds the positions of producer and co-host of Let’s Go DFW (CBS Dallas), Cinemark Online, and co-host of The ANE Show on iHeartMedia, and producer/writer for AMFM Magazine.
He has previously held the positions of co-host, writer, and producer for Sports Plus (FOX Sports Dallas and Comcast SportsNet Chicago), host and producer for the Lone Star EMMY-nominated show Inside Entertainment, the Drew Pearson Show (FOX Sports), Editorial Director and Editor-In-Chief for ENVY Publications (ENVY magazine, Replay Sports Monthly), Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of 944 magazine, Managing Editor for Flavorpill, Entertainment & Travel Editor for ScoreBoard, and Publisher of Dallas Music Guide.
He has spent the past 15 years interviewing a wide variety of the biggest and brightest stars in film and music including the likes of Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Tiesto, and Sandra Bullock, as well as a series of sports, travel and business articles including features on luminaries like Sir Richard Branson.
Salfen is a serial entrepreneur in the media industry, having started and/or built up several outlets in every type of media. He also serves as a consultant for a wide variety of companies, even those outside of media. In addition to freelancing for top newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Dallas Morning News, Quick, La Mode, SUCCESS and New York Resident, Salfen has been a weekly guest on local TV (ABC, FOX), radio (CNN Radio) and podcast shows and is currently working on a book.