Lessia Bonn has been writing songs for and producing gifted singers for years. On her roster; Jessie Bridges – daughter of actor, Jeff, Viva Gore – daughter of Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, and Rachel Sand – a budding young actor sharing management with Kristen Bell. 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 and also created, produced, and performed on SBTV’s colorful show Enlightenment Stew. She co-created Truth Be Told, a mindful tween site, and ran the ‘It’s a phenom!’ (Montecito Journal) teen choir, Lessia’s Crew, for a magical decade. Her positive social justice rap, co-written with Crew alumni, Jaan Landheer, was recently featured in a documentary promoting social change.
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.