Honeybush, one of CNY's premier 6 pc. dance and party bands. With over 23 years of experience, the band is dedicated to providing your event with the very best in live entertainment. With a repertoire spanning the past 50 years they are sure to provide something for everyone. So whether it be a Country Fair - Night Club - Corporate Function - Wedding Reception or Theater Show, Make your event more than an ordinary event, Make it an experience.

Ed Gahan:
Guitar & Vocals

"Captain Honeybush" is the founder of the band, and has spent many thousands of miles with the HBB touring the east coast. Ed is also the reason for the quality of the band's sound, lights, and staging. The entire band agrees: It simply wouldn't be possible without The Captain.

Steve Carney:
Keyboards & Vocals

Starting back in the mid 60's with 'The Imperials', Steve's been rocking for nearly 5 decades. His classic Hammond B-3 style sound and syncopated rhythms along with his dynamic vocals are an exciting part of the local music scene. As a past choir director, vocal harmony teamwork and integrity are as important to him as the instruments. He's currently enjoying being a part of the very vocal HoneyBush group.


Bob Conti:

Bob’s mastery of a wide range of styles made him the obvious choice to hold down the beat for Honeybush. His career as a pro has taken him from New York City to Texas–in the studio, and with bands including Chill Factor, Opus, Step Fire, Tia Maria, Ten Gallon Hat, and Doc Holiday.

Sam Sapanaro:
Guitar & Vocals

Playing and thanking his uncle Sam since the age of 10. Sam played with bands in the area such as Willie & The New Yorkers, Blue Steel, Chill Factor and Random Act. Sam was offered recording contracts for a few of his original songs from Tim Bogert of Beck, Bogert & Appice.

Karen Murphy:
Lead Vocals & Guitar

Debut was in 1988 after forming VAMP. A brief run with BACKFLASH then on to ALIBI (playing venues in the area throughout the 90ís), led Karen to fronting CHILL FACTOR with current band mates Bob and Sam. Karenís last project THE WATCH, delivered covers from Led Zeppelin, Heart, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benetar and Journey. Now on board with HONEYBUSH covering these artists and many more as well.

Paul LaPuma:

Paul has been playing bass across New York and throughout the New England states for 25 years. His vast club experience includes being a member of the seven piece horn band Network and Central NY rock powerhouse Gran Slam. Paul has played backup for many national acts including The Coasters, Del Shannon, The Marvelettes, Bobby Lewis, and more! Paul plays in the 15 piece swing band Second Time Around and plays in contemporary areas of Christian worship and also in musical pit bands. This is Paul's second time into the roll call of Honeybush and he is honored to replace the late great Jim Thurston on bass.


September 5th, 2015
Ringeyed Petes Vernon Downs Casino