Cocktails with Soul

Cocktails with Soul, created by Auckland singer Jimmy Bonar, Jr
debuted in April 2012. To date he has performed over 350 shows and the concept remains the same: to bring
together a selection of ‘the greatest songs of all time’ and incorporate
them into a small personalized singing revue. Featuring a crossover
selection of classic standards and pop / soul, Jimmy's show, which is of
'respected interpretation and not impersonation' has over 250 songs in it's repertoire.

Cocktails with Soul is normally based around three hours and
starts quietly with classic crooner style songs then ups the tempo
throughout the performance to end with some soul. A condensed
version of the show, billed as ‘An Afternoon with Jimmy Bonar, Jr
is performed mainly at retirement villages and rest homes in the Auckland area -
these one hour shows are always very popular.

Cocktails with Soul is an all round show that will appeal to everyone.
Jimmy is always available to discuss any special requirements
or requests that will make your event special and one to be remembered!




Performing at 'Remuera Rise', Auckland, March 2019.

Performing at 'Remuera Rise', Auckland, March 2019.

'2 Sides to Jimmy B'

NZ Musician, DECEMBER 2013
Reviewed by Bing Turkby
After Jimmy Bonar's previous CD ‘Working Class’, he took inspiration from Paul McCartney's album
‘Kisses on the Bottom’ and recorded an album of 14 jazz standards – quite a departure from his previous
album of self-penned adult contemporary rock work. Sensibly playing to his strengths, he has generally
chosen crooners over belters; he can swing his way through classics like Moon River and The Shadow
of Your Smile in convincing fashion. The self- produced collection certainly shows that Bonar would be
a wise choice for a classy function just about anywhere.
Available from Southbound Records, 132 Symonds Street, Auckland, or click on STORE.


Melbourne, Australia