Deni Bonet can rock a violin like nobody's business.
She writes memorable, punchy songs that make you want
to listen again and again and again. Dynamic and personable,
she makes any venue intimate and cozy. She is, quite
simply, a musical total package: a streak of aural and
visual lightning, wielding a violin bow. At the same
time, don't expect to sit back on your laurels and just
watch - a Deni Bonet show is an experience in which
you'd better be ready to have fun and participate, as
anyone who has seen one of her passionate, powerful
live performances will attest.
Deni is a classically trained musician who simply had
too much energy and too many great original tunes to
be confined in an orchestra - so she traded in her black
recital dress for a pair of go-go boots and an electric
blue violin. She has recorded & toured the world
with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, The Saw
Doctors, and is the 'go-to' violinist in the US for
many Irish artists including Mundy, who she performs
with when ever he is in the States, Larry Kirwan of
Black 47, Michael Brunnock, and Joe Hurley's Irish Rock
Her music features elements of straight forward rock,
classic-styled pop and American folk, but she takes
all of this and makes it wonderfully her own. With her
latest album, Bright Shiny Objects, it extends to sheer,
ultra-high voltage, genre-defying brilliance, with pure
classical training and precision playing.
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.
Deni has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals,
performing arts centers, summer concert series, colleges,
clubs and house concerts throughout 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 Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
and the First Lady.
Bright Shiny Objects, recorded with Grammy-winning engineer
Robert L Smith, and Emmy-winning producer, Paul Bevan
was released in early 2017 on Zip Records. 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), Steve Holley (Paul McCartney), Graham
Maby (Joe Jackson), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), Jack
Daley (Lenny Kravitz), Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty),
and the list goes on and on
"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
~ 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
"...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)