Posts Tagged ‘ Jamie Bonk ’

Jamie Bonk – Who Said It Was Easy?

Canadian guitarist and songwriter Jamie Bonk has set up a home studio in Vancouver with a lot of love. The identical love he gives to his albums. All started with his same-named debut album in 1997. Further projects are A Perfect Tomorrow (2000), My World (2004), 5 (2007), St. Joseph Street (2009), Side B (2010) and Necessity (2012).

He left himself some time for his new album Who Said It Was Easy? (2018). He started to write some songs for his new album, when he still lived in Toronto. But properly his album took shape in his home studio in Vancouver, BC. He played in all instruments, that means guitars and keyboards and all the midi-programming. He also engineered and mastered the album. He also did the cover photography, artwork and layout and even made a promo video.

Originally he intended to write lyrics for his songs, he also wrote them, but then recorded the songs purely instrumentally. This definitely had an effect on the way he finally recorded the songs. Jamie: “I was “thinking/playing” the lyrics as I recorded the tunes. Made me truly focus on the meaning/intent of each song.” Since the development process turned out to be difficult and complex, it was obvious for him to name his album Who Said It Was Easy?.

Read more …

Jamie Bonk – Who Said It Was Easy?

Canadian guitarist Jamie Bonk is a constant distributor to the music world. After his self-titled debut album (1997), followed A Perfect Tomorrow (2000), My World (2004), 5 (2007), St. Joseph Street (2009), Side B (2010) and in 2012 Necessity.

His newest project is Who Said It Was Easy? (2018) offering fourteen melodic guitar-based instrumental tracks influenced by jazz, rock and folk and recorded in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

This album is for download only at CDBaby.

Jamie Bonk – Necessity

Canadian guitarist Jamie Bonk is a constant distributor to the music world. After his self-titled debut album (1997), followed A Perfect Tomorrow (2000), My World (2004), 5 (2007), St. Joseph Street (2009), Side B (2010) and last year Necessity.

Known by his performance on acoustic guitar he surprises his fan base on his new album as electric guitar player. Jamie was supported by Sonya Mitlewski (keyboards), Henrik Bridger (bass), and Dave Patel (drums).

Jamie expands on the starting Backbone all his guitar skills in a captivating melody. Compare him with Fleetwood Mac and you know his direction. One Foot Forward doubles the effect of melodious attraction. The beauty of fine guitar art shines on I Promise To.

Read more …

Jamie Bonk – Necessity

Jamie Bonk is a contemporary jazz guitarist whose music draws on various styles including Jazz, Chill and Pop. His music has been heard on over 700 radio stations world-wide and he has won or has been nominated for a number of awards including: Nominee for “Guitarist of the Year” (Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards 2005) and Winner of Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Album Acoustic for “My World” (NAR Music Awards 2004).

Jamie is currently performing in the Toronto/Southern Ontario region, and conducting an ongoing series of seminars for Apple focusing on digital recording. Jamie uses and is endorsed by Godin Guitars. His new album Necessity is now released at CDBaby.

Jamie Bonk – St. Joseph Street

Canadian guitarist Jamie Bonk studied his instrument over a long period and was an associate guitar instructor at the Toronto Guitar Institute in 1990-97. He started his career with his self-titled debut album (1997), followed by A Perfect Tomorrow (2000), My World (2004) and 5 (2007).

His new album St. Joseph Street (2009) is conceived as EP presenting a bouquet of four exclusive songs. Jamie Bonk is joined by bassist Henrik Bridger, drummers Dave Patel and Peter Zakarow, vocalist Wendy Irvine and flutist Bill McBirnie.

Summer In The Round let you feel the vibe of a splendid summer day. There is so much joy in this song. Bill McBirnie’s flute is rejoicing like a lark in the clear summer light. Elevating, stirring, moving!

Continue reading Jamie Bonk –  St. Joseph Street