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Positive Influences

by Bonnie Lee Sanders

a mellow melodic mix of cabaret, jazz and original contemporary songs with a "classic" sound.....
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Positive Influences
3:32 $0.99
2. A Dreamer's Holiday
2:32 $0.99
3. Easy Living
3:07 $0.99
4. It Seemed So Right At First
4:22 $0.99
5. Broadway Moon
3:37 $0.99
6. A Love That Makes You Cry
2:25 $0.99
7. Harlem Does Me Good
2:13 $0.99
8. If You Only Will Say You're Mine
3:13 $0.99
9. Love Me Some More
2:57 $0.99
10. Stand Back Love
2:53 $0.99
11. Come Up 'n See Me
2:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Singer/songwriter Bonnie Lee Sanders has been on the scene for some time. There is an engaging lightness to her singing: She's able to communicate a range of emotions and attitudes without excess or overstatement; and, as a performer, she combines genuineness, vulnerability, and total lack of pretention. Plus, there's a playful whimsy to much of what she does. All of these qualities -- yes, all of them are evident in her writing."
Roy Sander -- Back Stage


Bonnie Lee Sanders is a jazzy, sophisticated, inventive cabaret singer & writer.

"Positive Influences" at Opia is a modern woman's upbeat take on love and life.

By Lucy Komisar

Bonnie Lee Sanders's lyrics are smooth, sophisticated and witty and tell of a modern woman confronting love and life. I heard her at Opia, an attractive low-key cabaret on East 57th Street in New York, where she sang her own songs and a few by favorites such as Peggy Lee, Cole Porter and Piaf.

The trade has honored Bonnie's work: in recent years, she has won a Back Stage Bistro Award for outstanding singer/songwriter and two MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) tributes: an award and a nomination for Song of the Year.

Two of the songs she performed at Opia were "Positive Influences," the MAC nominee, which she co-wrote with jazz guitarist Ken Hatfield, and "Friends (Laisse Moi T'aimer)," the MAC winner, coauthored with Joel Diamond and Mila.

Bonnie has an appealing, upbeat, jazzy delivery and an inventive eclectic style. Among my favorites at Opia were "Broadway Moon" the show-tune prayer of a Broadway hopeful, and "Montauk" a poetic musing done as a tongue-in-cheek homage to "country and western." I loved its images.

"Comin' home from work at night/ Feelin' tired and uptight/ 'Cause the city pace just knocks me off my feet.
And the sky is out of sight/ Can't tell if it's day or night/ All hemmed in by towers of steel and cold concrete.
That's when I dream of old Montauk/ 100 miles from New York.
Where the sea-swept cliffs at dawn/ Make me feel I'm bein' born/ As the sun begins to drench the rock-bound beach.
And the air is damp with spray/ As the seagulls greet the day/ Montauk, it's the place I want to be."

In addition to being a lyricist and performer, Bonnie is a musical book writer and a composer. She has scored music for films and has written songs for Hank Williams, Jr., the Swedish rock group Abba, Dinah Shore and Eartha Kitt. Top cabaret performer Michael Feinstein was at the Opia opening. He told me that people in the business appreciate her ideas and craft. It's easy to see why.
Travellady Magazine



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brenda bergman

positive influences
Don't laugh, but whenever I feel down, I put Bonnie's album on. It always cheers me up. It's like musical prozac. There is something about her voice,melodies and lyrics that push healthy buttons in the psyche. I bet if they did some experiment and wired our brains up while listening to Bonnie, positive feelings would register. There is something scientifically working on the listener when Bonnie sings. I'm sure of it!

Mila, singer/songwriter Pop/Rock, France

She's like a spiritual music's mother for me,
I'm listening "Positive Influences" every morning to have a good day. Her selections (original and standards) are diverse and meaningful with just the right inflection. I discover this amazing artist Bonnie 10 years ago, and she really influence me in many ways.
She's like a spiritual music's mother for me. I feel very lucky to have meet a generous and talented artist like her. She's very inspiring, and I have all her music at home in Paris....Mila/singer & songwriter Pop/Rock, Paris, France

Bernard Weisberger

Warm and inviting
I'm no expert on pop vocalists, but I found this a real pleasure. Bonnie Lee Sanders seems to enjoy and understand the music, and becomes a friend who is inviting you not so much to admire a performance as to share moments of enjoyment and reflection with her.