Deni Bonet & Chris Flynn
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Deni Bonet is a singer/songwriter & virtuoso violinist. Chris Flynn is an accomplished guitarist. Together they play quirky, melodic and fun folk-rock for all ages.
It’s no secret that Deni Bonet can play a violin like nobody’s business. Or that she writes memorable songs that make you want to listen again and again. For years, Deni has been honing her craft as a violinist, singer, songwriter and performer. Her style ranges from pop to roots-rock to new folk. Although classically trained, Deni quit the classical world because she hated having to wear black and sit still! She has a stellar resume, having performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan and many others. Her previous appearances include four sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, NPR’s Mountain Stage, The Great Wall of China, the United Nations, and the White House for President Obama. For the past several years, Deni has been touring in the US and Europe headlining festivals, performing arts centers, clubs, colleges, and concert halls soloing with symphonies. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, and several films. She was recently honored to be awarded a grant through the Arts Envoy Program of the US Government to spend a month on a residency in Africa teaching violin, songwriting, and rock ’n roll at a music college in Zanzibar. Deni Bonet has released several CDs of her own original music, including last year’s critically-acclaimed “Bright Shiny Objects” on Zip Records/Sony-RED. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a new new album that will be released in early 2023.
Chris Flynn is a guitarist and singer who has accompanied Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Spector and Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper) along with Simon Kirke (Free, Bad Company), Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile, and many others. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and served for many years as the musical director of the All Star Irish Rock Revue in New York City featuring Irish luminaries such as Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues), Joanie Madden (Cherish The Ladies), and raconteurs Alphie and Malachy McCourt. He has been performing and touring with Deni Bonet for the past four years.
“Whenever Deni plays our room, the fire department is on high alert as she is incredibly smoking hot on that trademark blue fiddle. A must see!” ~ Jamey’s House of Music, Philadelphia, PA
“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
“Despite her classical training, [Deni Bonet] keeps her melodies simple; the tunes are as catchy as any Top 40 radio song, but with occasional hints of adult depth …like Sheryl Crow meets the B52’s. One of Ms. Bonet’s strong selling points is her stage presence, which mixes the attitude of a rock star with the concentration of a classically trained concert violinist” ~ Wall Street Journal
“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