Lessia Bonn has been writing songs for, counseling, 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 for rock bands such as Loomis – MTV/Billboard Magazine, 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 / video series is now being incorporated at the college level with new 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 it’s 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 Beach Boys serenading her over the phone asking to write with her, Hollywood meetings, two life stories suggested for film and TV, getting to hug Weird Al. ‘The Dude’ calling up with a list of favorite Bonn songs was pretty darn awesome sauce 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.
Lessia’s favorite thing of all has been being a mom. She’s super proud of both her grown sons. She lives in beautiful Napa with her husband, Ted. Deer pass by often. Bullyproof is her way of giving back.