The music of 'Bonish' Singer, Song Writer, Canadian and Bassist for 'Instruments of Kaos'


2 Comments (Still A) Criminal Mind
Posted by bonish on April 15, 2016 at 1:07 AM

  30 years after Gowans' 'Criminal Mind', our master theif NO-Man has served his time and is ready to be released....

 Insipred by a comic page written by another Gowan fan, I asked Gowan if I could indeed continue the story. When he replied yes I damn near dropped my phone.  Part of the reason I had asked was that in writting the music, I knew I would be coming very close to the original in some respects.  The lead in line, solo and parts of the ending are in fact following very close to the musical lines of the original. As well lyrically I also have lines that parrallel the original.  My goal was to write a song that could flow off the original, yet stand alone as it's own song.

  While I may never know what Mr. Gowan thinks of the song, I do hope that you all and he enjoys this part of No-Man's Story

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Tags: Bonish , music , rock , still a criminal mind , criminal mind , gowan , styx
0 Comments An Alice Cooper Song
Posted by bonish on August 21, 2015 at 10:13 PM

This is a song I have had an idea for for 2 - 3 years, but it wasn't until recently that the idea worked itself into a project.  Part of the credit for that goes to my new endevour as a bassist, and this is the first song I am contributing to the band Instruments of Kaos. 

This is my way of honouring Alice Cooper who has been an influence on much of my writting

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Tags: Bonish , alice cooper , shock rock
0 Comments All the Lovers in the World
Posted by bonish on May 18, 2015 at 11:26 PM

A cover of Gowans' song originally released 25 years ago in 1990.  I used the original, some live versions and added a little Bonish to the mix

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Tags: Bonish , all the lovers in the world , lost brotherhood , gowan , lawrence gowan , styx , Strange animal , criminal mind
0 Comments Major Tom
Posted by bonish on June 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM

A Cover of Peter Schilling's 'Major Tom'

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0 Comments Christmas Wish
Posted by bonish on December 6, 2013 at 11:58 PM

One of the two Non-traditional Christmas songs I have written.  A story about what happens when a young child happens to find the gift of giving before herself 

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Tags: Christmas , music , holiday , spirit
0 Comments (Please) Don't Pass Me By
Posted by bonish on October 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM

This song was written by my good friend Jack Harlan, and was featured on his album "Carnival of Mystery' and was used in season 2 of the CW show "Everwood".  I instantly fell in love with this song as he had originally recorded it. That is why I think I didn't add to much or really change the arrangement.  It was perfect as it was, I just had to add a little bit of me to make it a little different.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did recording it

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Tags: Everwood , jack harlan , please , dom't pass me by
0 Comments Side Show Freak
Posted by bonish on April 12, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I wrote this song with only one goal in mind.  To write something that I could hear Alice Cooper doing.  With all my other songs past and present there may be bits here and there that his influence may be heard, but I wanted one song that said yes I am an Alice fan and here is a song I could here from him.  Not that I think he will ever hear it but I think you know what I mean.  All my other songs greatly show my other influences and may have a lyric or chord progression that is more Alice Cooper than the others. But this one song was written with him in mind, and even as I recorded it I could hear his voice singing it.  I hope you enjoy.


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Tags: Side show , freak , rock , nightmare , side show freak , alice cooper , last temtation , bonish , mystilodic , shock rock
0 Comments Face the Night/ Come to Town
Posted by bonish on April 5, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Just thrown together on the fly, this is how I imagine I would play the songs in a live setting.  Back to back with no break.  I am working on the full version of Come to town but I wanted to share a preview of it along with an accoustic version of Face the Night.  Two birds one recording session

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0 Comments Only In My Mind
Posted by bonish on March 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Another from my older catalogue of music

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0 Comments Face the Night
Posted by bonish on March 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Written back in 1990 This was one of my firts songs about a broken heart.  Over the years I really have never changed much to the arrangement that I came up with back then

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Tags: Bonish , music , piano , guitar , vocals , love song , mystilodic , face the night , mystilodicheart
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