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"A smooth and sultry blend of island and world music!"
-Mark Schantz, Sun Coast News

Island Girl plays your favorite tropical cover music.

Dunedin resident Bonnie Bowers has recently released a duet with James MC Whinney (Big Mountain) “Be My Lover Again”.

Solo or with a band, the Island Girl rhythms inspire us to travel with her to a tropical paradise, playing beach favorites for your party pleasure. Island Girl does concerts, county fairs, charity events, and festivals, and also loves house parties, private events, or intimate settings as well.


Island Girl is Bonnie Bowers, a career musician with a lifelong passion for composition and performance. She has traveled the world sharing her love of music as a headliner, session player and producer.

The singer, musician, engineer, composer and internationally accredited recording artist, Bonnie Bowers has......

  • recently released a duet with James McWhinney (Big Mountain) for music/film producer and reggae veteran Jack Miller.

In her short list, she has also worked with;

  • Junior Marvin and The Wailers Band,
  • Steel Pulse,
  • Prentiss McNeil (Drifters),
  • Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson),
  • Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare,
  • Dave Stewart (Eurythmics),
  • Diana King,
  • Milica Paranosic (Julliard),
  • Steve Holley (Wings),
  • Larry Mitchell (Billy Squire, Tracy Chapman),
  • Paul Pesco (Madonna, Beyonce),
  • Richie Cannata (Billy Joe, Beach Boysl),
  • Julio Fernandez (Spiro Gyra)

and has shared the bill with such artists as;

  • The Band,
  • Bo Diddley,
  • Burning Spear,
  • Big Mountain,
  • Moby,
  • The Guess Who,
  • Leon Russell,
  • Buddy Miles,
  • and Andy Summers (The Police)

Her 'world/reggae' CD “The Best Of All Possible Worlds” on Gekko Rekkords (USA), contains original music and a Grateful Dead cover. The recording brought much attention in the West Indies, home, and abroad ushering a release of the single "I Don't Care" through Sonic Sounds (Kingston, JA). Jamaica’s XNews credited the writing to resemble the work of the late Bob Marley.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she started early as a violin and voice soloist and at ten years of age, went on to professional recording, touring and television appearances, performing large choral and dance productions for a locally based international youth chorus. She had performed for presidents, popes, royalty and more in this chorus and was required to act as an international ambassador of good will.

She studied dance with the Ohio Ballet while working as a choreographer, actress and singer. After moving to New York City, Bonnie studied audio recording as well as bass and guitar while working as an acrobat, background vocalist, session musician, live audio engineer and production manager.



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Contact; The Audio Salon ~ (727) 279 7000

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