Charles Walton, The Examiner
“5/5 Stars - Incredible voice, talent and heart."
Kent Williams, Little Village
"BONNE brings back some of what I miss from 1966: popular music that isn’t just calculated, forgettable radio fodder"
Amelia V, A&R Factory
"a soulfully, pioneering, juggenautical triumph."
"5/5 Stars. Finken's shows have an electricity to them.
No one in the area can match her intensity on stage.
Incredible voice, talent and heart”
Charles Walton - The Examiner (live show review of Ingersoll Live - Main Stage)
"Bonne, Bonne, Bonne. We love you, and so do our readers.
This wild woman with pipes that would put a church organ to shame.”
Cityview Magazine - Best of Des Moines Issue
WINNER - Best Local Musician
Hailing from the vibrant city of Des Moines, Iowa, BONNE emerges as a breath of fresh air in the modern rock scene.
This dynamic duo comprises the illustrious talents of Bonne Finken, a Midwest EMMY®recipient,
and three-time Independent Music Award nominee, and her collaboration with bassist Jon Locker,
a revered figure in Midwest music and recent inductee into the esteemed Iowa Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Together, they unleashed their eagerly awaited album, "execute," in June 2023,
delivering a riveting fusion of raw emotion and electrifying sound.
Recognized as an elite rock vocalist, Bonne Finken sets the stage ablaze with her kinetic energy,
infusing each song with honesty and authenticity.
Renowned music publication Music Street Journal describes her voice as "an instrument of truth," capturing the essence of their artistry. Meanwhile, Jon Locker, a virtuoso on his custom BilT lead-bass guitar, stands as a steadfast pillar,
lending his extraordinary talents to create an unforgettable sonic experience.
The inception of BONNE comes as a response to the unwavering acclaim the duo has garnered over the years
for their seamless synergy as artists and producers.
Notably, Finken's album"Fairytales/LoveAffairs" gained widespread recognition,
with the hit single "Step Back Baby" defying expectations and receiving substantial airplay on commercial radio.
Indie Music Digest even recognized the album as a contender for "Album of the Year."
Drawing inspiration from the rich legacies of rock icons like Alanis Morissette and Janis Joplin, as well as the grunge rock pioneers
Audioslave and Nirvana, BONNE embarks on a mission to connect with rock music enthusiasts who share their passion.
Their aim is to rekindle the true essence of artistry, poetry, and expression through their music, revitalizing the spirit of rock and
inviting audiences to embark on an exhilarating sonic journey.
With BONNE, Finken and Locker not only embrace their roles as writers, producers, and artists but also unleash their truest selves.
Their collaborative project epitomizes their creative synergy, elevating their music to new heights and ensuring
their legacy as a force to be reckoned with in the rock genre.
BONNE stands poised to captivate audiences with their mesmerizing sound and genuine love for rock music
B O N N E has performed hundreds of shows across the USA,
from rock clubs to festivals and has performed to audiences as large as 80,000 and
supported artists such as KT Tunstall, Blue October, and musical icons Joan Jett and Lisa Marie Presley.
Official Selection at SXSW
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (main stage)
Des Moines Arts Festival (main stage)
80/35 Music Festival
World Food Festival (main stage)
Bonne’s original music has charted as high as #1 on college radio stations and been featured on television shows such as:
- MTV’s The Real World
- E! Keeping Up With The Kardashians
- Oxygen’s Total Divas
- *FarmHer Documentary
*Bonne received a Regional Emmy® award for original score & song 'Make My Day'