"Sweet like Honey That Sticks to Your Soul." The BeeKeepers are the best buzz in town.
The BeeKeepers are Amanda “Mandy” Sullivan, Sylvie Abate, and Phred Mileski. Their music is alternative and original, influenced by Americana, Folk, Blues, Pop and Classical. The BeeKeepers are more than a band. They are friends whose musical paths have been entertwined over the years in various groups. The three women play over a dozen instruments: guitar, classical guitar, bass, u-bass, merlin, banjo, mandolin, psaltery, accordion, organ, piano, hand-percussion, harmonica, vocals, -everything in the kitchen sink. Each women is a songwriter, arranger, and producer. The BeeKeeperrs have a work ethic second-to-none and are busy writing, arranging, practicing, performing or recording almost every day of the week.
Meet The BeeKeepers
Vocals, Guitar, Merlin, Keys, Songwriter
Mandy fronts the band with lead vocals. Her voice has been described as "full of the earth" and "part Norah Jones and part Amy Winehouse." She is a scholarship recipient and graduate of the Hartt School of Music in guitar performance. She also studied voice, piano, and song-writing.
Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Songwriter
Sylvie graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. As a songwriter, Sylvie has had her songs played on 70 radio stations across the United States. In addition, Sylvie has synch licenses with several major networks including ETV! Network, the A & E Network, Oxygen, The Discovery Network, TLC Network, and VH1. Her songs are licensed for several TV programs including Total Divas, Born This Way, Bunim Marray The Real World, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Dash Dolls, Bad Girls Club, I AM CAIT, Total Bellas, Tough Love, Road Rules, and Extreme Challenge. Sylvie has a three-year Multi-Sync License with Rudge Vision Films. Sylvie is a multi-instrumentalist. She also managers the band.
Vocals, Keys, Accordion, Hand Percussion, Arranger, Producer
Phred has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as one the most sought after singers in the region. With perfect pitch and the ability to autentically capture any style, Phred has recorded numerous CD’s. As a singer and multi-instrumentalist, she has performed solo and in groups featuring folk, country, Celtic, classical, jazz, cabaret, and musical theater. A graduate of Connecticut College, Phred teaches voice at the CCS School of the Arts in Norwich, CT.
The BeeKeepers are recording their first full CD on Rotary Records. They have played together and individually in major concert halls, festivals, colleges, churches, and intimate coffee houses and cafes across the United States and Canada as headliners or opening acts in venues such as Sailfest (New London, CT), The BreadBox Folk Concert Series ( Willamantic, CT); The Chestnut Playhouse (Norwich, CT), Fire in the Kitchen Series (Madison, CT), Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield, CT) and many more.
Robert C. Fullerton
Robert C Fullerton says he grew up in a home where his parents were always singing around the house, and the radio and record player were on more often than the television. It was a steady diet of Bandstand, Ed Sullivan, church music, early C&W, and Rock & Roll.
Picking up the guitar at age 12, Robert has since been involved in musical ventures that span several styles: folk music in coffeehouses, traditional/contemporary/gospel in churches, classical as a private school choral director, rock/blues in cover bands, and fronting a jazz ensemble. All of these had different elements of writing and/or arranging. For the past six years, however, Robert has focused his energies on his songwriting.
He currently has two solo albums, NEVER TOO LATE (2013) and LET IT RAIN (2016), and is working concurrently on two new albums for release later this year: YOU WEREN'T THERE, and an unnamed live album. You can hear his music being played on area independent radio stations, and used in Elmwood Productions' soon to be released series, "The Risley Brothers". His music is also available on Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and other digital music markets.