"Promiscuous Primates" by Bonobos
Bonobos has been delighting Denver audiences with their original blend of rock music since 1992. They have played about every club around over the years, from Cricket On The Hill, to Herman's Hideaway, to the Oriental Theatre, to Westwinds in Idaho Springs. The name "Bonobos" comes from an endangered species of primates whose society is characterized by playful, non-aggressive and overtly promiscuous behavior.
With their commitment to producing exciting original music, and a desire to perform and entertain live audiences, these band members bring dedication, perseverance and endless hard work to their craft. Bonobos is truly a premiere band among primates.
Daniel Rifkin is co-founder and reluctant leader of this band of primates. He sings and writes songs for the band, as well as playing guitar and woodwinds (oboe). Originating in Chicago, Danny played with a blues band named "Basemeat". He later played in Carbondale in southern Illinois with the bluegrass band "Prairie Dawgma". Danny grew out of the 60's and 70's folk and rock scenes, with inspiration from artists such as Dylan, Moby Grape and The Grateful Dead.
Co-founder of Bonobos, James is a Denver native who has been playing with the band since the early days. He describes his bass guitar style as "flat and thumpy, with a touch of light and funky". As a talented writer of social conscience pop songs and poems, James made his songwriting debut in college with the boy trio A-III. He later played with the alternative band, The Fringe.
Don handles keyboard for the band. He also plays guitar and dabbles with the fiddle. He is originally from Plainfield, Illinois, where he played with the country-rock band "Rounder". Don is the sure and steady master of anything he sets his mind to, which he so aptly illustrates in Bonobos.
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