Deni Bonet, Violinist
Chromatic-AE Violin(BAR-CAEC) in Amethyst
Quote: “For years, while I was the house soloist on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio show, I got the chance to play just about every electric violin on the market, but none of them compared to the Barcus-Berry I got while still in music school. While touring with various acts, I’ve collected just about all the Barcus-Berry violin finishes that have been in production and audiences love the way they look on stage! Most importantly, they SOUND amazing! I’ve used the Barcus-Berry in all my electric recording sessions and on all of my albums. There’s no question about it. The quality and performance of the Barcus-Berry violin can’t be beat.”
Bio: Deni Bonet is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist who traded in her black recital clothes for a pair of go-go boots and an electric blue Barcus-Berry violin. She quit the classical world early in her career because she hated having to wear black and sit still! Deni has recorded or performed with R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper, Daniel Lanois, Scissor Sisters & Robyn Hitchcock amongst many others. She was an original member of the cast of the nationally syndicated radio show, MOUNTAIN STAGE; singing and performing in her own right and accompanying guests on the show - anyone from Richard Thompson to the Indigo Girls to Warren Zevon to Allen Toussaint. Deni left the show to pursue a solo career, with a mission to prove that there is more to the violin than concertos and hoedowns!
Performance highlights for her own band include showcases at CMJ, SXSW, NXNE, Bumbershoot and the Yapi Credi Festival In Turkey! Her band performed at Lilith Fair, to amazing reviews, with most reviewers picking her as the standout act on the outside stages, and has become an in-demand act, headlining various festivals, performing arts centers, clubs, colleges and coffeehouses along the Eastern seaboard. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, in several film and modern dance projects and has been described in the Wall Street Journal as like “Sheryl Crow meets the B 52's" and in the Music Paper as like “Debbie Harry fronting the Dave Matthew’s Band”.
She tours regularly in the U.S. and has opened for Patti Smith, Gin Blossoms, Lisa Loeb, Cracker, Midnight Oil, The Tubes, Marshall Crenshaw, Robyn Hitchcock, and Fairport Convention. Deni is a committed supporter, performer, and volunteer for LIFEBeat’s Hearts & Voices program, which brings the gift of live music to people living with AIDS & HIV in hospitals, hospices, daycenters and treatment facilities in New York.
To find out more about Deni's music & video samples and purchase details for her latest CD, LAST GIRL ON EARTH, please visit www.denibonet.com.