Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides is a five-piece tour de force of jazzy blues and roots. Take an acoustic guitar, add some crazy-cool horns, a super-slick rhythm section, flavoured with some immensely talented soloists and some quirky songs with vocal harmonies too… It’s a feast, I tell you.
With a debut album that landed in the top ten of the Australian Blues and Roots Charts and spent six months in the top twenty five, Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides have exploded onto the Australian Blues and Roots scene, performing at major festivals around the country.
Bonnie Kay, a contemporary American singer/songwriter from Philly uses acoustic, finger-picking, slide-guitar techniques to deliver her own red-hot, soulful, sassy and sexy sound.
Her Bonafide companions? Add Wayne Rigby on saxophone and flute, Catherine Golden on double bass, Calvin Welch on drums, and Simon Kinney Lewis on electric guitar and you’ve got a Bonafide Band with a capital B. That, there, is the triple truth, Ruth!
Sydney – New South Wales, Australia
Bonnie Kay – slide guitar, vocals
Bridie King – keyboards
Simon Kinney Lewis – lead guitar
Calvin Welch – drums
Catherine Golden – double bass
Wayne Rigby – saxophone, flute
Kaiki Suzuki – trombone