Deni Bonet

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Deni Bonet
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Background information
Genres Indie pop, Indie folk, Alternative rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, String Arranger at OverdubStrings.com
Instruments Electric Violin, Acoustic Violin, Viola, Ukulele, Accordion, Guitar, Piano, Mandolin
Labels M*R2 Records
Website www.denibonet.com

Deni Bonet is a US-born singer/songwriter, electric violinist, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her professional career in the house band of National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage radio show.[1] She left to pursue a solo career and also became a prolific session musician. She has toured and recorded with many notable performers including Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Richard Barone, and Robyn Hitchcock, and has released several CDs of her own original music.

Career[edit]

Deni has performed on several national television shows, including Saturday Night Live,[2] Late Night with Conan O'Brien,[3] The Today Show,[4] and Last Call with Carson Daly.[5] She was also a guest on an episode of the nationally syndicated Nate Berkus Show,[6] discussing her unique holiday decorating style, and was featured in an episode of Fox Television's Ambush Makeover.[7]

Deni was featured in the Jonathan Demme movie Storefront Hitchcock performing alongside Robyn Hitchcock.[8] She was also the subject of a Wall Street Journal article on how artists were affected by the downturn in the economy,[9] and a Billboard magazine article on her NYC-area cable TV show "Duets with Deni".[10]

"Duets" featured live performances by local and international performers, accompanied by Deni. Each 30-minute show featured two songs written by the guest, two written by Deni, and the show ended with a cover tune chosen by both Deni and her guest. Season One featured Sean Altman, Jenny Bruce, Dave Foster, Roger Greenawalt, Lach, Richard Barone, Robyn Hitchcock, Kimberley Rew, and Bari Koral. Season Two featured Jon Spurney, Bill Clift, Christine Ohlman, Mary Lee Kortes, John Wesley Harding, and Patti Rothberg.

Deni's music has been featured in several television shows, including Cathouse and Passions, and she has scored the soundtracks of the American Civil War Drama Red Legged Devils and the recently released Western Drama West of Thunder, in which she also appears. Bonet is also featured in Richard Barone's "'cool blue halo' 25th Anniversary Concert" DVD released in winter 2012.[1]

She is an endorsee of Barcus-Berry Electric Violins,[11] Martin Guitars, Kala Brand Ukuleles,[12] Daisy Rock Girl Guitars,[13] and Thomastik-Infeld Strings in the USA and worldwide. Deni Bonet also operates OverdubStrings.com, an online business that creates and arranges violin, fiddle, and accordion tracks for studio and home recording projects.

Deni was recently honored to be invited to accompany Irish multi-platinum performer Mundy (born Edmund Enright) at the official White House St Patrick's Day reception in Washington DC, where they performed several songs for President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, and several hundred invited guests.

Discography[edit]

  • Judy Kass - Better Things (2014) played Violin and Viola
  • Deni Bonet - It's All Good (2013) Main performer
  • Jade Summers - Vintage (2013) played Violin, Viola and String Arrangements
  • The Junior League - You Should Be Happy (2013) played Violin, and String Arrangements
  • Friction Farm - I Read Your Book (2013) played Violin
  • The Fishkillers - West Of Thunder (2013) played Violin, Viola, Accordion, Ukulele and Vocals
  • Pete Seeger - God's Counting On Me, God's Counting On You (2012) played Violin, and Chorus
  • Richard Barone - Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (2012) played Violin
  • Arlon Bennett - World Of Possibility (2012) played Violin
  • Gathering Time - Red Apples And Gold (2012) played Violin
  • Kati Mac - Save Me From Myself (2012) played Violin
  • Pinataland - Hymns For The Dreadful Night (2011) played Violin and Viola
  • Richard X. Heyman - Tiers: And Other Stories (2011) played Viola and Violin
  • Luminosity - Luminosity (2011) played Accordion and Violin
  • Richard Barone - Glow (2010) played Violin
  • The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal - Fangry (2010) played Violin
  • Ken Bari Murray - Four Seasons (2010) played Violin
  • Robyn Hitchcock - Moss Elixir / Mossy Liquor (2010) played Percussion, Tambourine, Viola and Violin
  • Clara Lofaro - Clara Lofaro (2010) played Violin, and String Arrangements
  • John Wesley Harding - Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead (2009) played Violin, Viola, String Arrangements and Vocals
  • Rosemary Loar - Indigo and Iridescent (2009) played Viola and Violin
  • Tiny Tim - I've Never Seen a Straight Banana: Rare Moments, Vol. 1 (2009) played Accordion, Ukulele, Viola, Violin and Vocals
  • Bud Buckley - Sitting On The Wind (2009) played Violin and Viola
  • Meg Braun - Tomboy Princess (2009) played Violin
  • Deni Bonet - Last Girl On Earth (2008) Main performer
  • Deni Bonet - It's You And Me This Christmas (2008) Main performer
  • Gene Clark and Carla Olson - In Concert (2007) played Violin and Vocals
  • Jewmongous (feat. Sean Altman)- Taller Than Jesus (2007) played Violin
  • Jenn Friedman - Open Book (2007) played Violin
  • Bud Buckley - It's About Time (2007) played Violin and Viola
  • Dave Rave - Anthology, Vol. 1: The Hot Tunes (2006) played Violin and Vocals
  • Clara Lofaro - Black + Blue Pearl (2006) played Viola and Violin
  • Dave Revels - Family Ties (2006) played Violin and Accordion
  • Jen Elliott - This Damn Song (2006) played Violin and Cello
  • Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing/Solace (2005) played Viola, Violin and String Arrangements
  • The L Word - L Word: The Second Season Sessions (2005) played Viola and Violin
  • Brian Lane Green - Waiting for the Glaciers to Melt (2005) played Violin
  • Various Artists - String Quartet Tribute to Weezer: Pull This String (2005) played Viola and Violin
  • Judy Gorman - Analog Girl In A Digital World (2005) played Viola and Violin
  • The Hyperjinx Tricycle - Songs of Jack Medicine, Daniel Johnston & Ron English (2004) played Violin
  • Various Artists - String Quartet Tribute to Weezer: Come On and Kick Me (2004) played Viola and Violin
  • Bibi Farber - Second Kiss (2004) played Violin
  • Lora Lee and Leo - Blue Horse (2003) played Violin, Viola and Accordion
  • Lee Cave-Berry - Spring Forward (2003) played Violin
  • Drive Til Morning - Drive Til Morning (2002) played Viola and Violin
  • Sean Altman - alt.mania (2002) played Violin
  • Lora Lee and Robbie - You Can't Half Tell (2002) played Violin and Viola
  • Chris Butler - Museum Of Me, Vol. 1 (2002) played Violin
  • Deni Bonet - Bigger Is Always Better (2001) Main performer
  • Various Artists - Zipped Up And Down (Under) (2001) played Violin and Vocals
  • Violet - We Both Know It's Out There (2001) played Accordion, Viola and Violin
  • Tom Paxton - Live From Mountain Stage (2001) played Violin and Vocals
  • Esther - Eve's Lament (2001) played Viola and Violin
  • The Parlor Dogs - Social Harem (2000) played Accordion and Vocals
  • Taylor Barton - 13 Break Ups (2000) played Accordion, Viola, Violin and Vocals
  • Marc Farre - Man On The Sun (2000) played Violin
  • Various Artists - Songs Of Bruce Springsteen (2000) played Violin (performing with Ben E King)
  • Lach - Blang! (1999) played Viola and Violin
  • Lauren Agnelli & Dave Rave - Heaven & Earth (1999) played Violin
  • The Novellas - Magnets In Intimate Places (1999) played Viola and Violin
  • Kramer - Let Me Explain Something To You About Art (1998) played Accordion, Viola and Violin
  • Various Artists - What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs (1998) played Viola, Violin and Vocals (performed with Lauren Agnelli, Dave Rave, and Pat Humphries)
  • Glen or Glenda - Reasons In The Sun (1998) played Viola and Violin
  • Robyn Hitchcock - Storefront Hitchcock (1998) played Violin
  • Judy Gorman - Analog Girl In A Digital World (1998) played Violin and Viola
  • Fuzzbuddy - Fuzzbuddy (1998) played Violin
  • Various Artists - Texans Live From Mountain Stage (1997) played Violin and Vocals (performed with Sara Hickman)
  • Gravity Kills - Manipulated (1997) played Violin
  • Various Artists - One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen (1997) played Violin
  • Lauren Agnelli & Dave Rave - Confetti (1997) played Violin
  • Various Artists - Celtic Music Live From Mountain Stage (1997) played Violin (performed with Luka Bloom)
  • Various Artists - Louisiana Live From Mountain Stage (1996) played Fiddle (performed with Allen Toussaint)
  • Robyn Hitchcock - Moss Elixir (1996) played Percussion, Piano and Violin
  • Sarah McLachlan - Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff [1996] (1996) played Viola and Violin
  • Various Artists - Women: Live From Mountain Stage (1996) played Violin and Vocals (performing with Victoria Williams)
  • Deni Bonet - Deni Bonet (1996) Main performer
  • Various Artists - Live From Mountain Stage, Vol. 8 (1995) played Violin (performing with John Gorka)
  • Iain Matthews - Camouflage (1995) played Violin
  • Various Artists - Christmas At Mountain Stage (1994) played Violin and Vocals (performed with Michael Martin Murphey and Mike Seeger)
  • Various Artists - Upfront! Canadians Live from Mountain Stage (1994) played Violin (performed with Sarah McLachlan)
  • Lim Giong - Entertainment World (1994) played Violin (incorrectly credited as Denny Bonnett)
  • Various Artists - Best Of Mountain Stage Live, Vol. 5 (1993) played Violin (performing with Kevin Welch)
  • Maryen Cairns - For Eternity (1993) played Violin
  • Various Artists - Best of Mountain Stage, Live Vol. 3 (1992) played Violin (performing with Warren Zevon and Sarah McLachlan)
  • Rod MacDonald - Highway To Nowhere (1992) played Violin
  • Sarah McLachlan - Path Of Thorns (1991) played Viola, Violin and String Arrangements
  • Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991) played Viola, Violin Arrangements and String Arrangements
  • Chris Whitley - Living With The Law (1991) played Viola
  • Various Artists - Best of Mountain Stage, Live Vol. 2 (1991) played Violin (performing with R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock, and Michelle Shocked)
  • Various Artists - Best of Mountain Stage, Live Vol. 1 (1991) played Violin
  • Stark Raven - Learning To Fly (1989) played Violin and Vocals
  • Stark Raven - One Hundred Million Reasons (1985) played Violin and Vocals

Film credits[edit]

  • Richard Barone Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (2012) - performs as herself
  • West of Thunder (2012) - appears as the fiddler
  • Cyndi Lauper - Live… At Last (2004) played Violin
  • Robyn Hitchcock - Storefront Hitchcock (1998) played Violin
  • Chillers (1987) - performing as one half of The Fabulous Twister Sisters

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountain Stage favorite back home for concert series" WVPubcast website, August 14, 2009
  2. ^ Saturday Night Live, NBC Television, October 7, 2006
  3. ^ Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC Television, January 13, 1999
  4. ^ The Today Show, NBC Television, February 4, 2008
  5. ^ Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC Television, January 23, 2004
  6. ^ The Nate Berkus Show, Sony Pictures Television, December 23, 2010
  7. ^ Fox Television, September, 2003
  8. ^ Gardner, Elysa."Something Wilder", LA Times, Los Angeles, January 26, 1997.
  9. ^ Wendy Bounds "Economy's Sour Notes Grate, but Aspiring Musician Keeps Tempo Upbeat.", The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2001.
  10. ^ Bessman, Jim."Bonet Promotes Collaboration", Billboard, November 1, 2003
  11. ^ Barcus-Berry list of endorsing artists
  12. ^ Kala Ukuleles list of endorsing artists
  13. ^ Daisy Rock Girl Guitars list of endorsing artists

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