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Deni Bonet

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 Revue.
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 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

"...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)