Sonny left New Zealand at 18, after singing alongside her Samoan father in local bands, with a dream to become a singer/songwriter and travel the world. It was a leap of faith that would see her find her way to London and sing with luminaries as varied as Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Matt Bianco and Sir Bob Geldof. She travelled as a musician to all four corners of the globe and set up homes in London, Los Angeles, Milan and Sydney.
Some of her favourite memories during this time are; Joni Mitchell joining her on stage in LA for a very unexpected jam session, being hired to sing at Jack Nicholson’s birthday party, hanging out at Bryan Ferry’s castle and playing piano alongside David Gilmour playing harmonica at a Pink Floyd after-show party – to name just a few.
Sonny signed her own songs to Warner Chappell Publishing UK, leading her to record her first album ‘Falling Through A Cloud’ with Siren Records/Charisma Records (Virgin) and the help of producer David Kershanbaum (Tracy Chapman/Sheryl Crow), selling a modest 100,000 records worldwide and following it up with her second album ‘All the Colors’ produced by Jeff Lorber in LA.
She is an artist drawing from a life of truly unique sensibilities, both in and out of the studio. She is constantly writing, self-producing and releasing music and recently launched her initiative The Music Seeds – Mindset and Well-being Coaching for Musicians & Artist Development program. Sonny is also an E-RYT500 YACEP Advanced Yoga Teacher with a passion for helping others.