Violin-based rock, pop, Americana
Deni Bonet is a NYC-based virtuoso electric violinist, singer and songwriter. Whether fronting her own band of outstanding players, or collaborating with anyone from Cyndi Lauper to R.E.M. to Irish rocker, Mundy, Deni has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting, dynamic and entertaining performers on the live circuit.
You'll love Deni Bonet if you like ...
Dave Matthews • Sheryl Crow • John Mayer
Mumford & Sons • Lucinda Williams
KT Tunstall • Chrissie Hynde • Mundy
Grace Potter • The Decemberists
Trey Anastasio • Glen Hansard • Bela Fleck
VIDEO // Deni Bonet live in New York City
It's no secret that Deni Bonet can rock a violin like nobody's business. Or that she writes memorable songs that make you want to listen again and again and again. For years, Deni has been honing her craft as a violinist, singer, songwriter and performer. She is, simply, a musical total package. Her style ranges from pop to roots-rock to new folk. With her latest album, Bright Shiny Objects, it extends to sheer, ultra-high voltage, genre-defying brilliance, with pure classical training and precision playing.
Bright Shiny Objects, recorded with Grammy-winning engineer Robert L Smith, and Emmy-winning producer, Paul Bevan was released in early 2017 in the US, Canada and BeNeLux on Zip Records, distributed by Sony-RED and PIAS/Rough Trade. Incredible reviews and airplay on over 60 Adult-Alternative radio stations have made this Deni's break-through release. Deni spent a year and a half writing and recording with a Who’s-Who of some of the best musicians on the planet – including Steve Gaboury (Cyndi Lauper), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Richard Barone (Bongos), Shawn Pelton (SNL), Will Lee (Letterman), Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty), Steve Holley (Paul McCartney), Graham Maby (Joe Jackson), Ben Butler (Chris Botti), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), and the list goes on and on…
Deni Bonet's talent, combined with her boundless energy, does not have a limit. Watch her perform and you'll quickly understand why; she's a whirling dervish; a streak of aural and visual lightning wielding a violin bow. Dynamic and personable, she makes a concert hall become intimate and cozy. At the same time, don't expect to sit back on your laurels and just watch - a Deni Bonet show is a total experience in which you'd better be ready to have fun, participate and dance.
Deni recently completed a 4-week tour of the UK, Ireland and the BeNeLux, wowing audiences on her first visit to these territories and getting immediate invitations to return. She has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals, performing arts centers, summer concert series, colleges, clubs and house concerts throughout the US and around the world, including a recent sold-out concert at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City, concerts on the Great Wall of China, at the United Nations and at the White House for President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the First Lady. Yet is still happy to play a stripped-down show in a coffeehouse.
In either an electric or acoustic format, Deni’s show features a compelling variety of her own original songs, with catchy, sing-along melodies and close vocal harmonies; exciting instrumentals, showcasing both her own and the band’s virtuosity; and a few carefully chosen covers, which are given an original twist.
Although classically trained, Deni quit the classical world because she hated having to wear black and sit still! She was an original cast member of National Public Radio's premier music show, Mountain Stage, performing in her own right and ‘sitting in’ with guests like Richard Thompson, Warren Zevon, the Indigo Girls, and Luka Bloom, before leaving the show to form her own band. She has recorded & toured with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Robyn Hitchcock and many others. Music from her five independent CD releases has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines and in several film and modern dance projects.
With this new album of original instrumental music we are now booking shows for 2017 and 2018, and can tailor the show to your needs; from an acoustic duo or trio, to a full 5-piece band. Headliner or opening act. For a joyful, exciting show that your audience will adore and be talking about for months, contact:
tel: (+1) 917 783-7987
“Tracks on the album soar high with vibrancy and her ability to stun from beginning to end”
~ No Depression
“Bound to be one of the standout records of 2017, I'm calling this early as one of my favorite records of the year.”
~ Paste Magazine
“Just finished listening to this masterpiece. The playing is so damn rich and fine and tempered and textured; the melodies are strong and enveloping”.
~ PopDose Magazine
"Despite her classical training, Deni Bonet keeps her melodies simple; her tunes are as catchy as any Top 40 radio song … like Sheryl Crow meets the B52’s”
Wall Street Journal
"… her full-length debut appeared, giving music lovers a reason to rejoice. It's a glorious, intelligent hookfest. It would take a true curmudgeon not to hear the boundless enthusiasm and abundant talent that went into this album.”
All Music Guide
"Deni Bonet has the informal, friendly, storytelling nature of a folksinger and the exciting looks and edgy musicality of a rock star. Her happy, party-ready songs are refreshingly punchy. And while she loves to have fun on stage, there are places in her show where she digs down deep and comes out with breathtaking violin solos worthy of the finest classical concert halls.”
Sarah Craig, Executive Director, Caffè Lena, (the US's oldest and most prestigious coffeehouse
WDST has added Deni Bonet to our playlist. Bigger Is Always Better out-requested most of this spring's major label releases.”
Nic Harcourt, Music Director, WDST, Woodstock