Bonobo Biography & News
Crawl a search engine for the word 'Bonobo' and you'll come up with photos of a gracile chimpanzee, or great ape. But in fact, there's another Bonobo whose doing a little more than just monkeying around in the music industry.
Simon Green, known by his stage name Bonobo, is a musician, producer and DJ who has also performed under the name Barakas, and together with Robert Luis from Tru Thoughts as Nirobi and Barakas. Officially, his first release under the moniker Bonobo was the song "Terrapin" in 1999 as part of a Tru Thoughts compilation.
The identity crisis (of sorts) seemed to end with Bonobo's debut album, "Animal Magic" in 2001, which was completely self-produced. But it was his third album, 2006's "Days to Come," that really put Bonobo on the map and was voted Best Album of the Year by Giles Peterson's listeners of London-based radio. It was followed up by album "Black Sands" in 2010, which spawned the single "The Keeper" featuring vocals by Andreya Triana. In turn, Green produced Triana's debut album "Lost Where I Belong."
In February 2012, "Black Sands Remixed" was released, featuring tracks from the original album remixed by noted electronic producers such as Lapalux, Mark Pritchard, Machinedrum and more. Bonobo's latest releases since then have been the 2013 album, "Cirrus," given a worldwide debut on Peterson's BBC program, and in April 2014 he'll have 2x10" vinyl releases made available on Record Store Day (April 19). The first will be released by Late Night Tales, while the second is Bonobo's remix of London Grammar's "Hey Now" on Ministry of Sound.
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date city state venue 05/29/2015 Toronto ON The Hoxton 05/28/2015 Brooklyn NY Output 04/05/2015 Vancouver BC Venue 04/04/2015 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 03/27/2015 Miami FL Bayfront Park
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date city state venue 12/06/2014 London Studio Spaces 11/28/2014 London Lnd Alexandra Palace 11/21/2014 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 11/16/2014 Utrecht TivoliVredenburg 10/26/2014 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 10/24/2014 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 10/23/2014 San Francisco CA 1015 Folsom 10/22/2014 Portland OR Branx 10/21/2014 Seattle WA Neumos 10/20/2014 Vancouver BC Celebrities Nightclub 10/18/2014 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 10/17/2014 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 10/16/2014 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 10/15/2014 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 10/11/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 10/10/2014 Austin TX Mohawk 10/09/2014 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 10/07/2014 New Orleans LA Republic New Orleans 10/05/2014 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 10/04/2014 Miami FL Grand Central 10/03/2014 Orlando FL Plaza Theatre 09/30/2014 Atlanta GA Terminal West 09/28/2014 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works 09/27/2014 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 09/26/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 09/24/2014 Northampton MA Pearl Street Nightclub 09/21/2014 Montreal QC Societe Des Arts Technologiques (Sat) 09/20/2014 Toronto ON Wrongbar 09/19/2014 Chicago IL Metro 09/18/2014 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 09/04/2014 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 08/29/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 08/15/2014 Basel BS Kaserne Basel 07/18/2014 London Lnd Victoria Park 07/18/2014 Dublin D Marlay Park 07/13/2014 New York NY Central Park 07/10/2014 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 07/09/2014 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom 07/08/2014 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 07/06/2014 Montreal QC Metropolis 07/03/2014 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 07/03/2014 Quebec QC Plains Of Abraham 06/26/2014 Segrate Province of Milan Circolo Magnolia 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/12/2014 Barcelona Sonar 06/07/2014 Manchester Lancashire Heaton Park 06/07/2014 Amsterdam Gaasperpark 05/24/2014 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 05/24/2014 Detroit MI Hart Plaza 05/23/2014 Calgary AB The Republik 05/22/2014 Nelson BC Spirit Bar 05/21/2014 Victoria BC Sugar Nightclub 04/19/2014 Seattle WA Neumos 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2014 Ventura CA Ventura Theatre 04/16/2014 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 04/15/2014 Pomona CA The Glass House 04/14/2014 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/14/2014 Stuttgart Baden-wurttemberg Longhorn Sonntag 03/12/2014 Wiesbaden HE Schlachthof 03/10/2014 Groningen ?? De Oosterpoort 03/09/2014 Brussels Cirque Royal 03/08/2014 Paris Ile Casino de Paris 03/04/2014 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 03/03/2014 Brighton Bnh Brighton Dome 03/01/2014 Bristol Bst Colston Hall 02/27/2014 Birmingham War The Institute
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date city state venue 11/20/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 11/17/2013 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 11/14/2013 Miami FL Grand Central 11/12/2013 New Orleans LA The Civic Theatre 11/11/2013 Baton Rouge LA Varsity Theatre 11/08/2013 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/08/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 11/07/2013 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 11/03/2013 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 11/02/2013 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre 11/01/2013 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 10/31/2013 Salt Lake City UT The Complex 10/29/2013 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 10/28/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 10/26/2013 San Francisco CA The Warfield 10/25/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 10/24/2013 Seattle WA The Showbox 10/22/2013 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 10/19/2013 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe 10/18/2013 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/16/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 10/15/2013 Montreal QC Metropolis 10/13/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/11/2013 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 10/10/2013 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 10/04/2013 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 09/26/2013 Solothurn BE Kulturfabrik Kofmehl 09/25/2013 Esch-sur-Alzette L Kulturfabrik 08/22/2013 Costa Mesa CA Pacific Amphitheatre 08/16/2013 Skipton Funkirk Estate 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/01/2013 Pittsburgh PA The Rex Theater 07/26/2013 Santa Ana CA The Observatory