Bonni has a smooth soulful sound all her own. With one note, she can go from the bottom to the top of the scale, captivating an audience with her commanding stage presence. The unmatched uniqueness of her 4 ½ octave voice is what sets her apart from the average performer. With a voice that ranges from soft, subtle and sexy to outright power house, this lady could sing the phone book and make it a hit!
Since 1992, Bonni has performed in a vast array of events in San Diego and Los Angeles. She has performed studio vocals for various local artists in Rock, Hip Hop, R & B, Gospel and Country music genres. She has also recorded a commercial jingle for Home Together Furnishings and a commercial advertisement for San Diego’s Jazz FM 98.1 radio station as well as performed the song, “Street Thing” for the movie, “Making the Rules.” She sang with two San Diego old school funk bands, one of which, she was vocal director. Her live stage performances include the Annual San Diego Music Awards, the 1994 San Diego Super Bowl Pre-Game show, BET All Girls Comedy Night, Jackie Jackson’s Tomorrow’s Stars Today talent showcase, Ray Jareau’s Hollywood Showcase, and opening act for R&B recording artists, Vibe, Strictly for You, and Lenny Williams. She also participated in the 8th Annual Gospel Festival 2012 as a member of the Super Choir at the San Diego Fair and can be seen from time to time performing at Neo-Soul Tuesdays at the Onyx Room in downtown San Diego.
In an effort to expand her creative horizons, Bonni began working in musical theatre. In her first musical production in September 2010, “An Evening of Arlen” with the Community Actors Theatre in San Diego, CA, Bonni wowed the audience with her personal spin on classic favorites like Stormy Weather, Come Rain or Come Shine, and The Man That Got Away, receiving rave reviews from prominent San Diego theatre critic, Rob Appel. She began working with the California Youth Conservatory Theatre as a featured performer in the benefit concert, A Night on Broadway in March 2011. In August 2011, Bonni completed a 10-show run in her first major musical production, Ragtime, in which she received a standing ovation for her solo performance. She also performed in Big River in March 2012, in the role of Alice and more recently, as the voice of the Dragon in Shrek, the Musical in November 2013. Bonni distributed her first single, “What’s It Gonna Be” online in July 2012 as well as a maxi-single CD of four songs from her upcoming album, She Is..., in August 2013. She signed with TMG in February 2013 and is currently working to complete her full length CD, which she wrote and produced the majority of the songs. The expected release is in 2014. Yes, this lady does it all! She acts, sings, writes, and produces her own music. It’s been a long time coming and this star is ready to shine!