On March 14th, Deni accompanied the Multi-Platinum Irish rocker, Mundy, on violin and vocals for a performance at the White House in Washington, DC for President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice-President Biden, and the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, at the annual White House St. Patrick's Day Reception. She and Mundy were the only people out of 500 guests to have an "official picture" taken with the President and the First Lady. (which will be posted here as soon as she gets it!) Deni described the experience as "one of the top 5 things I've ever gotten to do in my life!"
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, Bonet has been honing her craft as a violinist, singer, songwriter and performer. She is, simply, a musical total package. Her tastes and styles range from pop to roots-rock to traditional folk. And now, it extends to sheer, ultra-high voltage rock with pure classical training and precision playing.
She is currently in the studio working with Grammy-nominated Producer Robert L Smith on her next album, which will be entirely instrumental. Deni has spent the past year and a half writing and recording with a Who’s Who of some of the best musicians on this planet – including Steve Gaboury (Cyndi Lauper), Richard Barone (Bongos), Shawn Pelton (SNL), Will Lee (Letterman), Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty & Rob Thomas ), Steve Holley (Paul McCartney), Graham Maby (Joe Jackson), Ian Hatton (Paul Rogers & Bonham), Jon Cobert (John Lennon), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), and the list goes on and on…
Deni has recorded and performed with R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters, and Warren Zevon among many others. She was an original member of the cast of the nationally syndicated NPR radio show “Mountain Stage”; and has performed at Lilith Fair, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, and just recently performed at the White House for the President, First Lady and Vice-President of the United States. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as like “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52's".
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.
"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)