NAME: Deni Bonet
BAND AFFILIATION: Deni Bonet Band
INSTRUMENTS: violin (electric & acoustic), viola, accordion, uke, piano, guitar and vocals
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Eagles. I was a little kid studying classical piano. I hadn’t even started playing violin yet! I remember hearing those harmonies, and I couldn’t help but sing along. I learned all the parts and would take turns singing different harmony lines with my sister. I think we drove our parents crazy singing those tunes over and over!
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … It was most definitely a symphony concert. I’m sure it was. (Does that count? You still need a ticket!) I was one of those little kids who could play Grieg’s Piano Concerto when I was eight. But, of course, I moved away from the piano when I discovered the violin. It was just so much easier to carry around and more fun at campfires!
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A small baby grand that my parents owned from the time I was born. We moved to Virginia when I went into fourth grade, and we had to sell this piano to buy a smaller and better one. There were little baby teeth marks on the piano from where I’d bit into the wood when I got angry at it!