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Bon Bon Vivant
An indie/gypsy band from New Orleans, Bon Bon Vivant has exhilarated audiences nationwide with their signature blend of gypsy-cana, dark ballads, and uptempo indie dance rock. Helmed by frontwoman Abigail Cosio and featuring saxophonist Jeremy Kelly, drummer Ry D’Antonio, bassist Mike Robins, accordion/keys player Ryan Brown, and backing vocalist Glori Cosio, the band plays homage to traditional New Orleans sounds while introducing an indie/punk edge. Cosio’s fierce songwriting and passionate vocal work have often been compared to Amy Winehouse, Melody Gardot, and Florence and The Machine.
Bon Bon Vivant’s unique sound and energetic live performances have earned them considerable press attention and a following across the U.S. The band’s songs are currently in regular rotation on several radio stations, including WWOZ, KLPI, WUSM, KFGM, and WTSQ, and have been featured on New Orleans’ WWL-TV. In 2017, BBV’s debut album, Paint and Pageantry, was reviewed by Offbeat Magazine, who noted that “Cosio’s rich, expressive vocal turns contain equal amounts torch and twang.” The indie/gypsy act has also been a hit on the festival circuit, having headlined Bastille Festival, played as the closing act at French Quarter Fest’s House of Blues stage, and performed at South Sounds Music Festival, Creole Tomato Fest, and the New Orleans Film Festival.
In January 2018, Bon Bon Vivant wrapped an extensive thirty-two date tour and released a live album in conjunction with the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Currently, the band is scheduled to headline the New Orleans Tricentennial Festival, headline Live At The Lakefront in Lake Charles, LA, and perform at French Quarter Fest and Bayou Boogaloo. Following these festivals, they’ll embark on a nationwide tour to support their second full-length album, Hell or High Water, scheduled for release in May 2018.
“Cosio’s rich, expressive vocal turns contain equal amounts torch and twang,” – Offbeat Magazine
“Bon Bon Vivant blazed through its bawdy, bluesy blend of jazz and swing music — delivered with a captivating cabaret sensibility,” – Gambit Weekly