Bonne Finken

Bonne Finken

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
SoloAlternativeDream Pop

"a musical force to be reckoned with" - All What's Rock

BONNE FINKEN is an award-winning alternative pop artist & rock performer. The entire package – Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer - she steers the vision for her music. She performs both solo (a full band sound) or with a full live band.

"Incredible voice, talent and heart" - The Examiner

"Both fierce and intimate - she is the diva next door" - Little Village Magazine

"a record contract waiting to happen" - Indieshark

Biography

Bonne Finken was born to sing. By immersing herself into a decade’s worth of studio work, learning composition by ear and writing her own Alternative/Pop/Rock music, Finken has also become known as one of the midwest’s most sought after musical artists.

Finken changed the scope of her local scene when she became the first independent Iowa artist to receive regular rotation on Top 40 radio station STAR 102.5FM (KSTZ) with her single Step Back Baby from acclaimed album Fairytales/LoveAffairs.

Numerous songs written by Finken have reached as high as #1 on college radio across the nation and have been featured on commercials and national television shows (MTV, E!, Oxygen Network, IPTV, etc.).

Finken chose the creation path rather than accepting an offer to compete as a vocalist on national CBS talent show, ‘Rockstar: Supernova’. Awarded ‘Best Local Musician’ by Des Moines’ Cityview Magazine, Finken quickly made a name for herself in Des Moines’ local scene as a voice-for-hire, performing rock and disco covers for various bands, and writing hooks for a local hip hop act.

It was through the latter that Finken began to discover herself as a songwriter, and soon she was hiring her own band, and performing originals.

​The attention her albums garnered led to gigs with nationally recognized acts like The Verve Pipe, KT Tunstall and Joan Jett and landed Finken an official showcase at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, TX. Finken hit the ground running, performing over 100 shows a year.

Summer of 2014 saw the groundbreaking release of Finken’s third independent album, “Fairytales/LoveAffairs”, which included collaboration with multi-platinum talents Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons) and Michael Krompass (Smash Mouth, Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield).

Spring 2019 will see the third full-length release by Bonne which has been recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Matt Sepanic (The Envy Corp, Slipknot). 

Watch for dates - Summer- Fall 2019 Bonne will be on full US tour.

​Finken’s fierce passion for and commitment to her music, amplified by her powerful voice, magnetic stage presence, ensure many memorable moments for years to come.  

LIVE PERFORMANCE REFERENCES:

 

Bill McElrath - Des Moines Civic Center 

billm@desmoinesperformingarts.org

 

Sam Summers - First Fleet Concerts/Nitefall on the River

sam@firstfleetconcerts.com

 

Stephen King - Des Moines Arts Festival

SKing@downtowneventsgroup.org

Lyrics

Step Back Baby

Written By: Bonne Finken

Man, he sure looks good
You always knew he would
But now they flock around him, talk about him,
stalk him like forever young school girls

You know he was wrong
To tell you you were right
But now you fight about it, lie about it, start to wonder
if he even tries

SO STEP BACK BABY & JUST TAKE A MINUTE
IT'S OKAY IF YOU TAKE ALL DAY
I KNOW YOU CALL IT JUST LIKE YOU THOUGHT YOU SAW IT
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
TO WALK AWAY

Blame it on his need
The need you love to be
But now his fear of flying, fear of trying,
and his lying to himself is not what you need

CHORUS

We all wanna be loved
But what you're doing is just covering up
We all wanna find someone - not someone who's just alive

CHORUS x 2

Magic

Written By: Bonne Finken

Long drawn out is the story told something years ago
Watch for men & all their horses dressed up with white & swords
My world was filled with laughter
My world was filled with stars
My world was missing you so waking up was extra hard

BUT I KNEW - YOU KNEW
WE WANTED MAGIC
AND YOU JUST CAN'T PLAN THAT
AND I'D NEED AN OPEN HEART
CUZ I KNEW - YOU KNEW
OUR LOVE WOULD LAST
AND YES, I CALL THAT MAGIC
AND I'M GLAD WE KNEW

Myths drew up a pretty picture long before I shook your hand
Men said 'Go ahead & mix her in with boys in neverland'
My world was filled with laughter
My world was filled with stars
My world was one foot in so I could bail if things got hard

CHORUS - repeat

Discography

"execute" - Upcoming Studio LP releasing May 2019

"Speak to Me" - single - August 2016

"Fairytales/LoveAffairs" - Full Studio LP - April 2014

"Live from the Loft" - Live LP - March 2012

"Expectation Fall" - EP - April 2010

"Soul on Display" - Full Studio LP - March 2009

Set List

Sample 90 Minute Setlist:

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles (cover)
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Gasoline - Halsey (cover)
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I Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd (cover)
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Move Like You Stole It - ZZ Ward (cover)
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The Outside - Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding (cover)
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Ray (cover)
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