Bonnie & the BANG BANG is predicated on writing grooving, hypnotic rhythms highlighted by dark, cutting lyrics that entrance the listener in a dreary, dreamy narrative.
Bonnie & the BANG BANG was founded by Patrick James Stiles (vocalist), Jake Dineen (multi-instrumentalist) and Joe Warren (guitarist) in the early Summer of 2011. They released their first EP "Ode To Darkness" on Valantine's Day 2012. It was produced by the mercurial Sam Pura at his Panda Studios.
The beginning of their first U.S. tour was met by the a setback in the form of a lineup change. After the departure of their original keyboardist, Bonnie added Robby Cronholm (bassist) and Johnathan Kepke (keyboardist) from Taxes fame, to add depth to their groove.
The band has made a name for themselves gigging non-stop around the Bay Area and Northern California. They solidified their lineup with the addition of Thomas Arballo (drummer). They took their live show up to the Pacific Northwest in November 2012.
The new year with bring with it several more West coast tours as well as the release of their first full-length record. "The Dark Dream" is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2013.
Bonnie & the BANG BANG is committed to being a leading voice in building a new scene on the West coast. Where others conform, they stray from convention and allow the genre to inform itself.