Lessia Bonn has been writing songs for and producing gifted singers for years. On her roster; Jessie Bridges – daughter of Jeff, Viva Gore – daughter of Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, and Rachel Sand – a budding young actor sharing management with Hillary Duff. Lessia has served as songwriting and producing consultant to rock bands such as Loomis – MTV/Billboard, and to budding hip hop artists. She co-produced with Alan Thicke, created, produced, and performed on SBTV’s popular show Enlightenment Stew. She co-created Truth Be Told, a mindful tween site, and ran the ‘It’s so popular, it’s a phenom!’ (Montecito Journal) teen choir, Lessia’s Crew, in Santa Barbara for a magical decade. Her positive social justice rap, co-written with Crew alumni, Jaan Landheer, was recently featured on a documentary promoting social change. Her song lesson video series has proven popular at the college level with upcoming SEL teachers. Choirs and solo artists of all ages perform and record her material throughout the country. Fan mail arrives from around the world.
A child prodigy, Lessia received her musical education through USC’s gifted program. Drawn to Curtis over Juilliard because of its intimacy, she became the only contemporary singer/songwriter ever invited to perform on the school’s renowned stage.
Golden opportunities knocked at Lessia’s door as she grew into her career. Fond memories include the time a Beach Boy serenaded her over the phone asking to write with her, Hollywood meetings – two of her life stories suggested for film and TV, and getting a hug from Weird Al. Having ‘the Dude’ calling up with a list of favorite Bonn songs was super amazing too. It’s those little things… 🙂
Lessia’s Crew was a special moment in time; meshing her love of helping young people and the world with her songwriting talent.
Ms. Bonn’s favorite adventure has been motherhood. She’s burst-at-the-seams proud of her two grown sons. She lives in Napa with her husband, Ted. Deer pass by often. Bullyproof is her way of giving back.