Local Vocal (No. 19): Risky Summerbee & The Honeythief


The first time we saw Risky Summerbee & The Honeythief performance was at an event held by a music webzine in Jakarta, at the lakeside near the center library of University of Indonesia. They mesmerised us with their smoky guitar sounds. The psychedelic atmosphere appeared as they started their music.

It was Risky Summerbee who led the honeythief. Risky started this band as his music project in the middle of 2007. He released his debut album ‘The Place I Wanna Go’ followed by his second album with full band format ‘Preamble’. They gained a lot of positive review from music webzine in Indonesia and around.  The band has performed at some clubs in Japan and Esplanade Theater in Singapore. Along with Frau, Risky performs a duet in song called ‘Days Elapsed’. They both are originally from Jogjakarta. Last year, Risky Summerbee & The Honeythief joined Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) and proclaimed the war against corruption. The band drives us with an amazing composition both music and lyric, entitled ‘Subterfuge’.

Risky is a man with a huge passion in music, he’s not only composing his own songs or writing the lyrics, but he also did a new project with Flix Production, an independent movie starring Indonesia’s famous actor Rio Dewanto, Optatissimus, where Risky took a part as the music director for this movie. So, let’s hope in 2014 Risky can lead the thief to give us more music.