Bony Godoy was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on January 1, 1962. He began his musical training on the piano from the ages of six to nine, and at the age of sixteen, he started studying the electric bass at the AMA music school in São Paulo.

He participated in several MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) bands well-known in the cultural scene of São Paulo in the 1980s, including “Zueira Paulista.” In 1984, he moved to Portugal. Between 1986 and 1988, he played with Jorge Palma (with whom he performed at the Maré de Agosto Festival in Santa Maria, Azores), the singer Lena d’Água, fado artist Alexandra, Luís Represas, among others.

In the 1990s, he lived in Ibiza, where he joined the world music project Denis Stern Project. He recorded the song “Way to Alhambra,” which was featured in various compilations, such as “Chambao Flamenco Chill -vol.1” (Sony Music, 2002), alongside tracks by Vicente Amigo, José Luis Encinas, among others, and received the Gold Record award in Spain in 2002. In 2004, he recorded the album “Way to Alhambra” with Denis Stern under the label OMM Sounds/Universal Music.

In 1999, he recorded the album “Mestiço” for Brazilian singer and composer Pedro Moreno (sponsored by the Luso-Brazilian Foundation), which earned Pedro Moreno the title of Best Emerging Brazilian Singer in 2000 by Rádio FM Leiria, Portugal. In the same year, he recorded the album “Quinteto ao Vivo – Festival de Jazz de Portimão” with saxophonist Manuel Guerreiro and participated in “Tupi Mata Verde,” an album by Brazilian singer Sílvia Nazário, based in Portugal.

In 2001, he performed at the Loulé Jazz Festival, accompanying both Portuguese singer Patricia Colaço and Dutch singer Gabrielle Van der Linden separately. He also worked on several recording projects in Milan and lived in the Azores for three years, participating in various musical projects.

Upon returning to mainland Portugal in 2011, he has been accompanying and playing with Brazilian singer-songwriter Fred Martins (Visa Brazil Award 2006 – Best Composer), and in 2016, he contributed to the recording of the album “Para além do Muro do meu Quintal” (considered one of the top 10 world music albums of the year by the Portuguese magazine Blitz).

Since 2013, he has been a member of the trio led by Portuguese guitarist Joel Xavier, performing at the Maré de Agosto Festival in the same year. Currently residing in the Algarve, he continues to accompany and perform with various artists, including Beto Kalulu, Zé Manel Martins, Tuniko Goulart, among others.