Bonne’s album charted nationwide on AAA stations after ONE WEEK, hitting as high as the #1 spot. “Step Back Baby” was added to Iowa’s Star 102.5FM — marking the first time a local artist has been added into regular rotation amongst Top 40 commercial hits. It is receiving regular airplay at this time.
"Best of Des Moines" Readers Poll/ CityView
“Bonne, Bonne, Bonne. We love you, and so do our readers. This wild woman with pipes that would put a church organ to shame.” (Bonne Awarded “Best Musician” 2014)
“‘Fairytales/Love Affairs’ is a creative, brilliant new look at one of Des Moines’ best talents…(Finken) put together an album that’s flashy, poppy and beautifully arranged…there’s not a song on the album that couldn’t take to the radio waves tomorrow”
Kurt Van AukenProducer / STAR 102.5 & The Ken & Colleen Show
“I love the new album. ‘Step Back Baby’ is tremendous.”
Des Moines Is Not Boring
“Bonne Finken’s ‘Fairytales/Love Affairs’ hits me in the same way that the best of Kelly Clarkson does, with one notable exception: Finken might be a better singer. Finken can sing. She could sing whatever style she wanted, but she happened to go down the modern pop road and with ‘Fairytales/Love Affairs,’ she knocked it out of the park.”
“The album is a resounding success, there’s not a track on the album that wouldn’t be at home somewhere on the dial right now. (Finken) displays an impressive range of sound and influences throughout the album. From pure radio pop to introspective ballads to nearly dance floor-ready club tracks, Finken follows in the footsteps of everyone from Alanis Morrisette and Ani DiFranco to Shakira and Annie Lennox”
J. Sharpe Smith/ The Des Moines Register
“(Soul on Display) explodes with her thoughts and feelings, and a palpable energy runs through the album, from urban funk to anthem rock. Infusing emotion into the music styles, Finken’s voice thunders, whispers, pleads and screams.”
Mary Buck/ DMMC
“A beautiful spitfire, (Bonne) projects a girl-power vibe that seems unintentional, a feat for which many strive for and fail. Couple that with the top-notch musicians Finken always brings with her and the formula is complete. Able to move easily between genre’s from soul to high-intensity rockers, Finken’s voice is her greatest strength. A close second is her massive stage presence.”
Emily Beckmann/ Blogger
“It’s easy to blend into the crowd when you’re a singer, even if you’re a talented singer. Many try and imitate their favorite artists or songs – but not singer/songwriter Bonne Finken. Finken is clearly an original artist with a distinct sound. She’s energetic, honest and confident.”
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Bonne has independently performed 350+ shows since her debut album released. Here is a list of repeated venues/highlighted shows/top clients:
To hear her sing, you’d never know Bonne Finken was once a shy, small-town-Iowa girl. Her confident, passionate vocals demand the attention she used to studiously avoid. As Finken embarks on 2014, she is set to reveal her most ambitious, honest, and vulnerable release to date. On the heels of a new single and music video for the robust pop anthem “Step Back Baby,” audiences are getting a sense of the new direction for Finken’s third studio album, Fairytales/LoveAffairs, due out later this year. Exploring all facets of love, from the thrill of the strong emotion to questioning the definition of love and the downsides of loss and walking away, Finken dives into the personal struggles relatable to all of us.