BRIGHT SHINY OBJECTS is the brand new release from NYC-based violinist & singer/songwriter, Deni Bonet, to be released on Zip Records, (distributed by Sony/RED, US & PIAS/Rough Trade, Benelux) on January 27, 2017.
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. HOWEVER ... one listen to BRIGHT SHINY OBJECTS, and you’ll know this particular record takes on a completely different life and direction. There are elements of straight forward rock, classic-styled pop and pure American folk, but she takes all of this and makes it wonderfully her own. This new album is sheer, ultra-high voltage alt-rock with pure classical training and precision playing.
Deni is a classically trained musician who simply had too much energy and too many great original tunes to be confined in an orchestra, as anyone who has seen one of her passionate powerful live performances will attest. So she traded in her black recital dress for a pair of go-go boots and an electric blue violin, and after performing with some of the biggest names in rock & pop – Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M. & Sarah McLachlan to name a few – stepped into the solo spotlight.
She’s a whirling dervish; a streak of aural and visual lightning wielding a violin bow. Her songs make you want to get up and dance around the living room, or groove to while walking up the street wearing headphones.
She has performed at Lilith Fair, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, and just recently performed at the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President Biden. The Wall Street Journal described her as like “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52's", and music from her five independent CD releases has been featured on HBO, NBC, and several film projects.
“Just finished listening to this masterpiece. The playing is so damn rich and fine and tempered and textured; the melodies are strong and enveloping”.
Rob Ross, Popdose
"Obviously a gifted musician, Bonet also shines as an emotive singer, and a writer of thoughtful, well-crafted songs..."
David Malachowski, Daily Freeman
"…she’s a one-woman fireworks display with that instrument, exploding with amazing energy and skill in a manner that just demands you get up and dance."
John Davy, Flyinshoes Review
"...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)