Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides

Bonnie Kay, a contemporary American singer/songwriter from Philly who landed in Australia via Tokyo. She uses acoustic, finger-picking, slide-guitar techniques, plus a voice reminiscent of blues icon Bonnie Raitt’s, to deliver her own red-hot, sexy sound.

Add in Wayne Rigby on saxophone and flute, Jed Wesley-Smith on double bass, Peregrin Chiara on drums and Kaiki Suzuki on trombone and you’ve got additional elements of jazz, soul and funk. Sometimes smooth and jazzy, sometimes gritty and raw – taking the dance to a sobbing heap on the floor and then lifting it up into a foot-stomping, hollering hootenanny.