Muso releases sweet new single

Augusta Margaret River Times
James Abberley's new track Honey and the Bee is now on Spotify.
Camera IconJames Abberley's new track Honey and the Bee is now on Spotify.

South West musician James Abberley is celebrating the release of a new single online.

The Adelaide-born touring artist, based in Margaret River for now, released Honey And The Bee on Spotify last week.

Abberley, pictured, told the Times the song was “really a letter to a loved one in the form of a song”.

“It’s a message for those who are spending a lot of time away from the one they love because of circumstances beyond their control,” he said.

“They say that time apart makes the heart grow fonder, but I feel from recent experiences that too much time apart just makes the heart grow sad.

“Honey And The Bee is a metaphor for two people and the way they complement each other.

“Without the bee there, is no honey, and vice versa — but together it’s the sweetest of relationships.”

Abberley said a strong folk influence contributed to the overall feel of his music, but other influences from blues and roots “and maybe even sometimes a bit (of) classical” crept in.

The new track comes after Abberley played a set during a local bushfire fundraiser at The River and shows at Settlers Tavern.

Abberley has just returned from touring New Zealand for the first time with fellow artist ASKY.

“(After) selling out three out of six shows, I plan to tour internationally a lot more,” the musician said.

You can catch him live at Yallingup Hall supporting Kim Churchill on March 7, after which Abberley is headed to Byron Bay in April to play a run of shows.

To hear the new song, visit

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