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Lose expectations before listening to Bonne Finken

Not much can get in the way of Bonne Finken and her passion for making soul infused tunes, including cancer. Check out BryAnn’s story on Bonne Finken and how her battle with cancer helped her fuel her passion for music.

March 11th, 2010

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Scenester: Bonne Finken

Wanna get to know Bonne Finken a bit better? Take a peek at this Q&A session by Joe Lawler:

Scenester: How a singer found her voice by Joe Lawler for the Des Moines Register

Bonne Finken, 30, is the frontwoman for Bonne Finken & The Collective. She opens for The Nadas March 4 at the Maintenance Shop in Ames.

Finding her own song: At 21, Finken was diagnosed with cancer. The scare was enough to motivate her to finally take to the stage. “I asked myself ‘What do I like to do?’ I like to sing,” Finken said. “I’d always dreamed about it and written my own songs since I was 15. Live is short, do what you want to do.”

February 25th, 2010

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Cityview : Scene Scribe – Bonne Finken

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At age 28, singer Bonne Finken has weathered challenges. A survivor of cervical cancer, Finken is a single mother raising her 9-year-old son while working a full-time job in the insurance industry and finally playing in a band, the Collective, which performs her own music, after singing other people’s songs in cover bands like Final Mix and the 3 AM Band. Add the pressure of having left her apartment 14 months ago to live with family and friends so she could use the rent money she saved to pay for her new album, “Soul on Display,” and you might think the burden would be too much to bear for Finken. Instead, it has strengthened her resolve.

“When I had cancer, it changed the way I looked at things. Now there’s this urgency,” Finken said. “I thought I could make it as a musician and everyone …

January 19th, 2009

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