Bonn E Maiy

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Birth nameBonnie Patrisha Rabson
  • Country
  • Rock
  • Americana
  • Pop
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Multi-instrumentalist
  • Actress
  • Philanthropist
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Production
Years active2016–present
LabelsSound Business Recordings Corporation
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EducationDegree in Woodworking
Alma materConestoga College

Bonnie Patrisha Rabson (born August 20, 1987), known professionally as Bonn E Maiy (ˈbɒni meɪ) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and philanthropist. Her music is a mix of Country, Rock, Americana, and Pop. Her album Maiyflower was released in 2017[1], her new album Demands & Desires is set for a Summer 2020 release.

On October 24, 2019 at the Seminole Hard Rock Guitar Hotel launch in Hollywood, FL, Maiy sang lead vocals on an impromptu jam with Johnny Depp, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Paul Geary (Extreme), and Miguel in the Council Oak restaurant. The band performed The Doors "Roadhouse Blues"[2]. Also in attendance was actor Jeremy Piven. This performance received international press, and the performance video, along with a video of Maiy running through the song with Depp and Perry in Depp's hotel room, went viral and have accumulated over 2 million views to date[3][4].

Personal life

Maiy was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. As a toddler, she would recite by memory - various musicals and Disney movie scenes, displaying an early passion for music and arts. Her family eventually moved to rural Erin, Ontario, where her childhood included summer jobs bailing hay, working as a gas station clerk, and assisting her father with his auto glass installation business. During these years, her mother introduced her to Country music, with favorites including Reba, Dolly, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn and others. Maiy's father provided the Rock edge, with influences like Eagles, ZZ Top, Boston, Aerosmith, Billy Idol, Beatles and others constantly playing in the background. Other musical influences include Imogen Heap, The Cranberries, Enya, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, a variety of electronic music, opera, and musicals. She attributes her complex, cinematic harmonies to her time in theater and opera, with Broadways like Phantom of the Opera.

As a child, Maiy would often attend drag races with her father, many times road-tripping from Canada to Indiana to watch the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). In high school, she was heavily involved in theater, wrestling, and rugby. After completing high school, she went to Conestoga College and received a degree in Woodworking. Maiy would later say "Even though I always had a real passion for making music, I decided to go into Woodworking after high school. Only many years later, did I realize this was because of my fear of the unknown, fear of not knowing if I'd be good enough to make it in music." Before she had the courage to fully commit to her dreams she also attended Bryan College of Applied Health and Business Sciences and obtained an RMT license.

Maiy has documented lineage back to Myles Standish and the Pilgrims. In 2019, she visited Duxbury, MA (the town Standish founded) as well as Plymouth Rock and Boston, for her video biography "My Story". The "Maiy" portion of her stage name, as well as her first album's title "Maiyflower" are a nod to her ancestor Standish coming to America on the Mayflower.



As Bonnie Rabson, released several songs with electronic music producers. Maiy recalls "After work, I would go onto websites like Looperman and find beats that inspired me, then lay the vocals in my closet and send to the producers / beatmakers. This is how I kept my musical ambitions going, and my creative juices flowing." Some songs like 'Dreaming' garnered millions of plays[5][6] and brought Maiy to an independent tour in Hungary, where the song was in radio rotation.


While on tour, she reconnected with producer and Sound Business Recordings Creative Director, Sean Sloan. Sloan told Maiy he envisioned music reverting to natural sounds, real instruments and talented musicians, and that this is where she should focus her time and talents. Soon after her return from Hungary, Maiy was flown to south Florida, and signed with Sound Business Recordings.

Sloan and Maiy recorded six tracks that were a fusion of Rock & Roll with electronic drums, these would eventually become "The Maiyflower EP". The last song on the EP, "Maiyday", had 3 verses with no chorus - and coincidentally was picked up for airplay by Alternative radio station 104.3 The Shark. The song played for several weeks on their show "On the Horizon"[7], and subsequently Maiy was booked to play the station's flagship annual event Riptide Music Festival in December[8]. This was the artist's first ever live performance as Bonn E Maiy.


Maiy started consistently performing in and around south Florida, with a mixture of cover songs and her original material. Sloan developed her set lists with a mixture of Classic Rock, Country, and Americana cover songs - all in the vein of what he was conceptualizing for her upcoming album. For the new (untitled) album, Maiy and Sloan wanted to play off of her roots of Country music and Classic Rock, producing the majority of songs using natural instruments.

May 16: Maiy performed at Parkland Strong Benefit Concert[9], a fundraiser benefitting victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Other performers included Newfound Glory, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, and William Ryan Key of Yellowcard.

June 23: she performed Coconut Grove Street Scene block party alongside Dreamers and Alex Di Leo[10]. After a long rain delay, Maiy performed as a duo and the crowd reacted fervently, earning a shout out from Dreamers frontman Nick Wold during their headlining set.

July 2: Maiy opened pop radio station WFLC's Hits Sessions with Echosmith[11]. This was the first time in Hits Sessions' 3-year history - that an opening act was booked. Her performance included three original songs, and cemented her place as an artist to watch in the south Florida market.

Later in the year, Maiy showed her patriotism for America by performing the national anthem at two sporting events - Miami Marlins baseball game [12] and a soccer match between Chile and Peru[13]. The latter performance was held at Hard Rock Stadium on October 12, with an official audience of over 34,000 people[14].

In December, Maiy performed two high-profile shows: Riptide Music Festival[15][16] and an intimate acoustic show with Sublime with Rome[17]. The combination of shows attracted the attention and commentary of several other artists[18] including Two Feet, Rome from Sublime with Rome, and Landon Jacobs of Sir Sly.


2019 was a breakout year for Bonn E Maiy.

January 26: she performed at WKIS's Chili Cook Off Country music festival[19]. The set consisted of all original songs. Other artists included Brooks & Dunn, Luke Combs, and Runaway June[20].

February: During live shows, Maiy would repeatedly get requests for her version of Sex and Candy, the iconic song by Marcy Playground. Maiy and her band did an impromptu version during a gig, and Sloan eventually produced a unique version of the song - adding spoken word to the intro and bridge, showcasing Maiy's theater and acting abilities. The spoken word made the song from the perspective of a wife watching and eventually killing her husband's mistress. Sound Business Recordings sent Maiy's version to Warner Chappell and Marcy Playground lead vocalist / writer John Wozniak, both of whom loved the song and approved the release. Sloan wrote an eclectic video treatment in which Maiy played multiple roles. The video was released on February 25, 2019 and has garnered over 260,000 views[21] on Youtube, along with 100,000+ streams[22] on Spotify. The beginning and ending portions of the video feature Maiy's song Chasing Dragons.

February 25: Maiy is featured guest on Dining Divas cooking show[23][24]. The episode filmed at Meat Market in south Beach, and aired on The CW.

March 2: Maiy performed at Rib Round Up[25], Palm Beach County's largest Country music festival.

March 20: Maiy was requested by Warner Music's subsidiary Youtube page - Cover Nation to record and release a cover & video of Ellie Goulding's "Flux"[26].

April 6: Miami Dolphins requested Maiy to open their Dolphins Cancer Challenge fundraiser by singing the national anthem[27].

April 16: Maiy was given a behind the scenes tour of Bad Boys for Life set, which was filming in Miami.

April 23: "The Good Live On" song is released. The song is on the upcoming Demands & Desires LP.

May 5: Maiy performed at the Ford Blue Lounge at Sunfest[28]. Headliners included Keith Urban, One Republic, Tears for Fears, Diplo, G-Eazy.

June 10: Maiy's song Chasing Dragons debuted on Japan indie radio, charting at #7 for the week.

June 23: Maiy performed live on Michael Stock's NPR radio show "Folk & Acoustic Music"[29]

August 11: cumulative streams on Maiy's original music surpass 1,000,000

August 14: iHeartradio brought Maiy to their New York City global headquarters to perform Live Sessions[30]. As there are only 15-20 Live Sessions held annually and iHeart live streams on all of their platforms, this was a big moment, providing Maiy her first national performance platform.

During the summer months, Maiy taught vocal lessons at School of Rock once per week, as a way of giving back to the community that had welcomed her in south Florida.

September 15: Maiy performed an outdoor Ford stage at the Dolphins vs Patriots football game at Hard Rock Stadium.[31]

October 5: Maiy opened a show with Country music act Eric Paslay at Renegades West Palm Beach.[32][33]

October 24: Maiy performed with Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Paul Geary, and Miguel at the grand opening of Seminole Hard Rock's Guitar Hotel.[34]

October 26: "No Rest on the Weekend" is released. The song is on the upcoming Demands & Desires LP.[35]

October 26: "I Wonder" is released. The song is on the upcoming Demands & Desires LP.[36]

November 11: Giselle of Easy 93.1 interviews Maiy about Hard Rock performance and being a strong woman in the music industry.[37]

November 12: Hits 97.3 invited Maiy onto DJ Laz Morning Show to talk about the Hard Rock performance and new music. Maiy performed "I'm Alright" and other original songs in their penthouse studio.[38][39]

November 24: Maiy performs two high-profile shows: packs the Ford Blue Lounge at Riptide Music Festival[40][41] and support for Country star Josh Turner's concert[42][43].

December 21: Maiy performs during ABC's nationally televised Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl[44], in front of 23,000[45]. She performs "No Rest on the Weekend" and "Gameday", shooting a music video for the latter. ESPN West Palm Beach interviews Maiy prior to her performance.[46][47]

December 31: Maiy performs New Years Eve at 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge[48]


January 18: Maiy performs at WKIS's Chili Cook Off[49].

January 19: Maiy performs at All-In for All Stars charity poker tournament hosted by sports icons Ray Lewis & Alonzo Mourning[50].

January 22: Maiy releases the music video for "Gameday", with the majority of scenes shot during Boca Raton Bowl. NFL great Ray Lewis is featured in the video. The video has garnered over 100,000 views. [51]

February 3: Maiy releases "Echoes", the last song on upcoming Demands & Desires LP, and the first video from the "Rehearsal Sessions" acoustic series. "Echoes" is an immediate fan favorite, garnering hundreds of shares and over 100,000 views in the first 45 days.[52]

February 4: Maiy performs at Entercom's national board meeting, showcasing their new Verizon Artist Lounge. The radio conglomerate's CEO David Field (radio executive)|David Field and Board of Directors are present.

February 16: Maiy performs Coconut Grove Arts Festival for 102.7 The Beach[53]

February 17: Maiy performs Coconut Grove Arts Festival for WKIS|Kiss Country 99.9[54]

February 20: Releases "MY STORY", a video biography of Maiy's life. Portions are filmed in Canada, Boston, and south Florida.

February 22: Maiy announces she is playing a main stage at Sunfest, direct support for Darius Rucker and Adam Lambert[55][56]

February 26: Maiy's song "No Rest on the Weekend" is used with NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson in a promotion for the Dixie Vodka 400 race.[57]

February 27: Gameday music video is put into rotation at all 64 Margaritaville resorts & restaurants around the world.

COVID Social Isolation In early March, fears of COVID-19 spread in the United States, as a precaution - Maiy and her team cancel numerous shows


  • Maiyflower (2017)

In the media



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