Sonny is a woman with a past as colourful and engaging as her music. From a childhood steeped in sound she sang alongside her Samoan father before leaving for NZ at age 18 to become a professional songwriter. This leap of faith would see her settle in London, sign to Warner Chappell Publishing UK and Siren Records UK as a solo artist, recording two self-penned albums and selling a modest 100,000 while singing alongside luminaries as varied as Duran Duran and Bob Geldof.
The love of family finally brought her home to NZ in 2008 after sojourns in Milan and Los Angeles. Along the way she found a path outside of music, teaching yoga before once again feeling the lure of the recording studio. This has spawned her newest EP Movin On, the fruits of a co-production with NZ artist and producer Lake South.
Movin On EP, her first new studio recording after a long hiatus touches on indie pop, electronica while infused with a Balearic vibe that’s hard to pigeonhole, Sonny has created an alternative record with a strong, underlying pop sensibility. This is a fully realised record of delectations and surprises, made with surefooted craft and rediscovered creativity. The Movin On EP reflects an artist drawing from a life of truly unique sensibilities both in and out of the vocal booth.
Sonny’s newest passion is being a Mindset Coach for Creatives.
The first two singles from the EP ‘Demons’ and ‘No Means No‘ are available to stream on all platforms.