It’s easy blend into the crowd when you’re a singer, even if you’re a talented singer. Many try and imitate their favorite artists or songs – but not local singer/songwriter Bonne Finken. Finken is clearly an original artist with a distinct sound. Finken’s voice is uniquely enticing because her vocals range from jazzy to funky with a twist of rock. She’s energetic, honest and confident.
“I really believe ‘Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow,'” said Finken. “I’m not afraid of trying something and failing. I’m only afraid of not trying. That’s a lot of why I venture into all types of music genres and enjoy different types of shows in all different types of venues with all different types of audiences. I never want to get too comfortable.”
Recently, I had the pleasure of listening to Finken’s new album “Bonne Finken: Live from the Loft.” The stripped, live music is enthusiastic and filled with passion. You won’t fall asleep listening to this ablum – it definitely keeps your attention with its contrasting rhythms and unexpected riffs. In my opinion, Finken’s voice is refreshing because of its unique character and vocal timbre.
“I wanted to capture both a stripped down version of some of these songs as well as capture some of the energy and magic that happens at live performances that can’t be captured in a studio setting,” said Finken. “You can perform as a band in a studio, but there’s a different level of energy that comes with a live performance in front of an audience. These songs are very raw: no editing, one take taken – just had levels adjusted and they went on the album.”
You’re in luck. Bonne Finken + The Collective have a live show this Friday!
Check out Bonne Finken + The Collective at the “Live from the Loft” Release Party on Friday, May 18 at People’s Court. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Chad Elliott opens the show at 8:00 p.m. followed by Bonne Finken + The Collective.
“The main feature of this show is to highlight the original music and the release of ‘Live from the Loft’,” said Finken. “But one of the very special features is the choreographed dances by Jennifer Kees and her Kees Camp Dance Crew. It was collaborative – they took some of my music and put dances to my songs. We took some of the songs they already have routines to, and will perform the songs live for them.”
Admission is only $10 in advance and $15 at the door. If you’re purchasing your ticket in advance via Tikly, do yourself a favor and spend $5 more and snag yourself a ticket and a signed “Live from the Loft” CD. Purchase tickets via Tikly by clicking here.
“This is the type of show that I wanted to do back in 2008 when I first released ‘Soul on Display’,” said Finken. “It has just taken me all this time to get to a point in my career where I was able to actually pull it all off. It took some time to get the music where I wanted it. It took some time to establish ‘who I am’ as an artist and songwriter. I feel like I’ve accomplished that to some degree. So now, I’m starting to peel back some of the layers.”