Next Thursday’s gig will be “feminist, sexy and straight from heart”, vows Bonneville

Bonnie Milnes of Bonneville And The Bailers

BONNEVILLE And The Bailers, the York band du jour you just have to see, will play The Crescent in York on February 20.

“This show is what I’ve been working towards for the past six months with my fabulous new band The Bailers,” says Bonnie Milnes, the fast-rising York combo’s singer and country-noir songwriter. “I’ve loved smashing out hits with these world-class musicians and can’t wait to take it to the stage at a venue I’ve always dreamed of headlining. 

“Next Thursday’s audience can expect a mix of heart break and full-frontal sass as I write material on some tough times with some kickass comeback songs. I’d describe the show as feminist, sexy and straight from heart.”

Before then, on Wednesday, Bonnie is “so excited to be sharing a new single, Baby Drive, with an absolutely beautiful video shot by Luke Downing on a beautiful day at Rufforth Airfield, starring myself and my best friend and bass player Jack Garry”. “The song’s about thinking you’re in love with your best friend,” she says.

Bonnie Milnes and Jack Garry in a still from Luke Downing’s video for Baby Drive, Bonneville And The Bailers’ new single. View the video at

Looking ahead, Bonnie says: “We don’t have any other York shows lined up but we have got an exciting little tour of gigs that kicks off tomorrow (February 11) in Hull [at 9.15pm at The Sesh at The Polar Bear, in Spring Bank] and we’ll be supporting York’s own Benjamin Francis Leftwich at Komedia, Brighton, on February 26.”

Meanwhile, Bonnie has been building a rehearsal studio with Young Thugs’ sound technician Matt Woollons. “Called Boom, this has been my base for writing, rehearsing and – before long – recording something new,” she says.

Tickets for February 20 cost £8 at or, or in person from Earworm Records, in Powells Yard, Goodramgate, or The Crescent, off Blossom Street. Alternatively, pay more on the door from 7.30pm.