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.
Although classically trained, Deni quit the classical world because she hated having to wear black and sit still! Deni has a stellar resume, having performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan and many others. Her previous appearances include 4 sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, The Great Wall of China, the United Nations, and the White House for Presidents Obama and Biden. For the past several years, Deni has been touring in the US and Europe, and has become an in-demand act, headlining various festivals, performing arts centers, clubs, colleges and international venues, and soloing her original music with symphony orchestras. She was honored in 2019 to be awarded a grant through the Arts Envoy Program of the US State Department to spend a month on a residency in Africa teaching violin, songwriting, and rock ’n roll at a music school in Zanzibar. In January 2020 Deni returned to record original music with local Tanzanian band Stone Town Rockerz which will appear on her upcoming album to be released in 2021.
Deni has released several CDs of her original music, including the critically-acclaimed Bright Shiny Objects record on Zip Records/Sony-RED. She is currently completing a new album while working remotely with many well-known International recording artists.
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.
Engaging, multi-talented violinist Deni Bonet. Unlike most violinists, she is not nailed to the floor. And she doesn’t shy away from going head-to-head with the guitar player, having fun and breaking an erstwhile-stodgy image of the grand old instrument.
~ Forbes Magazine
In an age where music is coming to be more and more defined by one dimensional labels, Deni’s music is timeless, genre defiant, and destined to be around for years to come.
~ All Music Guide
Tracks on the album soar high with vibrancy and her ability to stun from beginning to end.
~ No Depression
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