Things are looking up for Oh Honey 

click to enlarge Guitarist Mitchy Collins and vocalist Danielle Bouchard are Oh Honey. - COURTESY SHANNA FISHER
  • Guitarist Mitchy Collins and vocalist Danielle Bouchard are Oh Honey.
Oh Honey guitarist Mitchy Collins and vocalist Danielle Bouchard find it absolutely necessary to have a guiding tenet and moral philosophy that grounds all of their work. They view their four-EP “Postcard Series” – “With Love,” “Sincerely Yours,” “Wish You Were Here” and the upcoming “Until Next Time” – as optimistic.

“Our whole take on things is, ‘You can’t reign forever, and life is too short to be pissed off all the time,’” says Collins, who appears with the band in The City today.

Serious messages are hidden in the Fleetwood Mac-sprightly duo’s sweet, whimsical songs including “With Love,” “Don’t You Worry Love” and last year’s breakthrough hit “Be Okay” (in Nestea and Best Buy commercials, and a coveted episode of “Glee”). <

“We like to think that tomorrow’s another day, and the ptoblems you’re going through right now, and the hardships that you face – they don’t define you as a person. Bad days are going to come, then they’ll go away, and good days will take their place,” says Collins.

Oh Honey’s beliefs aren’t rooted in organized religion, either. They’re experiential, says Collins, who grew up in an impoverished broken home and learned to work hard for everything at an early age.

The same goes for Bouchard, who regularly juggled two jobs to make rent. “I’ve lived in New York for seven years now, and it’s definitely not cheap,” she says. “I’ve also been through a decent amount of heartbreak here, as well. But there’s uplifting music that you listen to when you’re feeling down because it makes you feel hopeful, and that’s the kind of music that we want to make.”

The two aren’t a couple – they both have significant others who understand their songwriting chemistry.

Collins, who recently moved to Hollywood with his sweetheart, says, “I just believe in fate, and that people fall in and out of your life when they’re supposed to.”

After his last group disbanded, and he had composed sunny new tunes that required female vocals, he jumped at the chance to work with Bouchard when he first heard her singing on a scratchy voicemail.

It took one recording session to launch Oh Honey – named for an episode of TV’s “How I Met Your Mother” featuring guest star Katy Perry.

Fans appreciate the sincerity. “We were playing Boston after the bombing, and this couple said, ‘Your song “Be Okay” really helped us get through this tragedy, and it’s now actually our support group’s theme song, with the message that we’re going to get through this, and things will be fine,’” says Collins.


Oh Honey

Where: Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1510 Mission St., S.F.

When: 9 p.m. March 26

Tickets: $15

Contact: (415) 800-8782,

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