Regina Bonelli is a tour de force singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer bringing blues, rock and soul together with power and sensitivity which listeners, DJs, critics and live audiences love. Her three albums of original material have topped U.S. and international blues/soul charts including Europe, the U.K. and Australia, gained widespread radio airplay and frequently appear on the B.B. King Bluesville Sirius XM channel.
Along the way and she’s earned a reputation for blockbuster live performances and bringing audiences to their feet.
Hitting the road in Florida this week- catch her in Vero Beach at Filthy’s on 12/14, Ormond Beach 12/15 at Blues Brews Bistro and 12/16 at The Fish House in Miami.
“I’m thrilled to be returning to Florida and playing some cool venues! This is my first East Coast run and I’m looking forward to leaving it all on the stage! “
“I saw her at the Riverfront Blues Festival in Delaware. Be sure to catch her live show!”
Greg Szalony, Blues Blast Magazine
“Regina Bonelli is reminiscent of a young Maggie Bell…This lady has a mighty voice and can throw it like a diva…her vocal here is truly majestic, power and sensitivity rarely found together.
In 2015 Regina released her stunning debut solo blues album Open Up The Door. She composed both the music and lyrics for nine of the ten songs along with some co-producing alongside world-acclaimed bluesman Michael Hill. Michael also plays guitar and sings on the record, along with some of the country’s premier musicians. This collection of tunes represents modern blues with a ton of soul and storytelling at it’s finest. The album received multiple glowing reviews from the press both nationally and internationally. The readers of Blues-E-News voted Regina number 8 of the top 25 women in music and Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine dubbed her the “Queen of New York City Blues.” “Open Up The Door” received heavy rotation on SiriusXM BB King’s Bluesville radio station and was a #1 Pick To Click and featured in the “Rack Of Blues”. The album enjoyed worldwide airplay including Australia, the UK and Europe.
In 2018 Regina released her follow up album Love Letter on True Groove Records backed by the True Groove All Stars. This album also went on to rach up multiple blues chart positions, press accolades and worldwide airplay. About the album Ms. Bonelli stated: “This collection of songs represent empowerment and healing in a world so sorely in need of both. These are tense and trying times we live in today, and I hope that the messages in these songs reach into the souls of the listeners. I truly believe that this is what music can, and should do – especially the Blues”.
Released in March 2022, Regina’s 3rd album Truth Hurts also on the True Groove labelachieved over 40 consecutive weeks on the Roots Music Report Charts and is still receiving worldwide air play just as her first two albums did including rotation on BB King’s Sirius XM channel and all major blues radio worldwide. On this album she added the title of Producer to her arsenal and collaborated with Michael “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton of Parliament Funkadelic on a soulful cover of the Allman Brothers Band classic “It’s Not My Cross to Bear”.
Blues Matters Magazine , UK
Listen: Cover of IT’S NOT MY CROSS TO BEAR featuring Michael “Kid Funkadelic” Hampton on guitar.
Chart Positions 2018-2022 Include:
#1 Blues Soul Albums & Singles Roots Music Report
Top 10 Soul Blues Album 2022 Roots Music Report
6 Simultaneous Singles Top 20 Roots Music Report
Top 25 Album Living Blues Report 2022
Top 20 Albums IBBA Charts, French and Australian Charts
Top 50 Blues Soul Albums 2018 – 2022 Roots Music Report
Top 15 Album SiriusXM Rack Of Blues
Regina has shared the stage with major acts including Los Lobos, The Temptations, Blues Traveler, Bobby Rush, Martha Reeves, Ronnie Earl, James Montgomery, Popa Chubby, Johnny Maestro, Kenny Neal, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Southside Johnny and many others.
Festivals and clubs played include:
Camping With The Blues Festival-Tampa, FL, Long Branch NJ Jazz & Blues Festival, Music Room Cape Cod, Stanhope House, Stanhope NJ, The Bitter End, NYC, Oswego Harbor Fest NY 2022 (2 nights headlining) and headlining 2018, Barrier Beach Blues Festival – NY, 2021Bucks County Blues Society Picnic-PA (sold out show), Pennsylvania Blues festival with her own band and renowned guitarist Ronnie Earl, Blues, Brews & BBQ Allentown, PA 2 years as a headliner, The Gloucester, MA Blues Festival, St. George Blues Festival, DE, and South Mountain International Blues Festival, NJ.
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