BONFIRE BLUES ~ Funky Rhythms & Blues, Sass, Soul & Swing
(Available as 4/5/6 or 7 piece Band)
Bonnie and her cool band of musicians bring you renditions of the Old School Blues. Performing a mix of Blues styles from Rock, Swing, Funk, Soul, Country, Rockabilly & stand out delivery of fabulous Torch Songs.
Based in SA but travel frequently interstate, also available for overseas festivals, the charismatic Bonnie Lee Galea is supported by the incredible musicianship of Quinton Dunne, Michael Rigby on guitar, Steve Todd on drums, Richard Coates on keys & other wonderful musicians on guitar, keys, sax, trumpet.
This Swinging Band performs fabulous songs with powerful lyrics & moving music of the brilliant Bessie Smith, raunchy Ruth Brown & unstoppable Big Mama Thornton & Big Maybelle. Great songs from other unforgettable singers such as Aretha, Nina Simone, Koko Taylor, Billie, Etta & more, plus more contemporary singers such as Bonnie Rait, Melody Gardot & Beth Hart & some of Bonnie’s own compositions.
Did we mention the duets! Well if you like an entertaining banter reminiscent of the day then check out when Quinton Dunne joins Bonnie to sing some hit duets from Ray Charles & Betty Carter, BB King & Katie Webster and Quinton sings other great male classics from the likes of Lou Rawls.
Channelling their songs with the personality, tone & soul they deserve.
Available for touring, festival, events & general bookings.
‘THAT’S MY BABY’ written by Bonnie Lee Galea, sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues
‘WHO WILL COMFORT ME’ written by Melody Gardot, sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues
‘MISS CELIE’S BLUES’ written by Quincy Jones, sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues/JAZZ in CHEEK
‘HOW COME’ by Big Mama Thornton sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues/JAZZ in CHEEK