One of those people with a definite ‘it factor,’ Corey Bonnevie is quiet and perhaps a bit elusive, only adding to his captivating nature. Sometimes behind the counter at Backstreet Records, sometimes jamming on the street, sometimes rockin’ on the road – wherever he is, there is a music vibe and chill undertones. He’s an original – we admire his talents and salute his efforts in keeping our music scene alive and kicking.
Let’s get to know Corey:
Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born in Saint John and grew up on the outskirts of the Saint John city limits, in a place called Martinon. It was sort of like growing up in a cottage. I spent a lot of time wandering around in the woods. Picture Stand By Me, minus the dead body.
How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I’ve been living uptown, since 2011/12, but I’ve been playing music in the city, since 2008ish. My first experience playing for an actual audience were at all age shows at Stone Church, and Melvin’s Wednesday night series called “Summer-Lovin”.
Now, I play in a couple active bands, Little You Little Me, Tooth & the Fang, ER & The Other. I also run a recording studio/Record Label out of my house called Monopolized, where I mostly deal with regional bands. And to top it off, I’m a founder/organizer of the Quality Block Party.