Cambridge resident Bonnie Casey has shared the stage with many world famous singers including The Manhattans, Derrick Morgan, Frankie Paul, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths and multi Platinum artist Shaggy, to name a few. She is loved by her fans for her energetic stage presence and her ability to connect with them.
She garnered attention last year with a stellar performance at the annual Jamaica Day Celebration in Toronto, Canada where she entertained thousands of screaming fans who cheered as she belted out a heartfelt rendition of the Jimmy Cliff classic ‘Many Rivers to Cross.’ She again turned heads with a smashing performance of “Willow Tree” and “Tune In” at the November 20th 2010 tribute concert for the late Gregory Isaacs at The Ranny Williams Centre in Jamaica.
Bonnie, who was raised in Mississauga, to an Irish father and a Jamaican mother, is described by those around her as vibrant, outspoken, unique, and as having a caring personality. She is a multi talented artist, an accomplished model, actress and singer who became mesmerized by music at a very young age. She began singing at 5 years old and studied voice and drama lessons at the Beckett School for the Arts in Toronto.
The former Miss World Canada Beauty pageant finalist and Bernice Adams award finalist, draws her influences from Etta James, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis and Gregory Isaacs. She sings jazz, blues and contemporary songs but is focused on lover’s rock and rock steady rhythms as she seeks to build a long term career in the reggae industry. Her fresh approach to music, along with her versatile vocal range will no doubt give listeners that ‘wow factor’ that has been missing with many young acts currently in the industry. Using music as a communication tool, she intents to write and perform songs about love and heartache – music they will be able to relate to.
Bonnie recently released her first single titled “Again.” Her debut album is set to drop in late 2011 and will feature Sly & Robbie and Dean Frazier, who are short listed as producers for the project. In December 2010, she inked a five year management contract with legendary artist manager Copeland Forbes, Managing Director at Comar Productions LTD who has guided the careers of reggae icon Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Luciano, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Marcia Griffiths, Garnett Silk and the late Gregory Isaacs.
Casey is scheduled to start her Australian Tour in April 2011 and a European Tour is scheduled for early summer.