Bonnie Gilgallon

Cabaret, Jazz Standards


Valley audiences have been enjoying the vocal stylings of Bonnie G, since she arrival in the desert from Washington, D.C. nearly 19 years ago. Bonnie’s voice is reminiscent of the Big Band Singers of the 1930’s and 40’s, like Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney, and Peggy Lee. In 2001, Bonnie starred in a highly acclaimed one-woman show at the Palm Springs Racquet Club titled “Bonnie G and the Blondes”. It was a tribute to those famous blonde singers, including Day, Clooney, Shore, Lee, & Patti Paige. A few years later, Bonnie again starred in a one-woman show, “Bonnie G. & Friends Do Broadway” at Peter’s in Rancho Mirage. She has appeared at many other local venues, including Back Street Bistro, A.J.’s on the Green, the Indian Wells Resort Hotel, Palm Desert Country Club and Backstreet Bistro. Most recently she was a featured vocalist in two of Patte Purcell’s Smooth Jazz Celebrity Jams, one at Arnold Palmer’s in La Quinta, and the other at Desert Willow Resort in Palm Desert. Bonnie’s style has been described as “smooth & sultry.” Listeners have likened her to both Julie London & Anita O’Day. The late radio personality Norman Mark called her “a singer of incredible depth.” Her talent and rapport with audiences make Bonnie G., a sure hit at any venue!