Sonya Heller writes "Music for the masses that gets real personal." A streetsmart soothsayer with ruby red lips and a voice too good to be true. Road worn jeans, her trusty old Martin in hand. Onstage, her life is your life... how DOES she make the sad part sound so good?
“Sonya Heller takes her place alongside the great female voices of the Folk and Jazz world.”—Crossroads Magazine
This been around the block touring Pop/Folk singer/songwriter, composer,is a three time ASCAP Awards recipient and the recent new love of France.
Just returned from an exceptional engagement in Paris for Radio France and the Women of the World "Femmes du Monde" festival at which she represented the United States!!
Sonya Heller is a multi-textured vocalist, and has that rare ability to never write the same song twice. The French call her “Inclassable” or unclassifiable. She’s been compared to everyone from Sade to Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones to Laura Nyro, Joan Baez to Joan Armatrading, Bobby Gentry...the list goes on!
Sonya’s music emanates from the streets of NYC and an old hip soul. She’s played most of its landmark and trend-setting clubs such as The Bitter End, The Living Room, and the Knitting Factory. Music Morsels Magazine recently called Sonya, “The Big Apples latest gift to the singer/songwriter world.. one of the most ear-opening in a long time” She continues touring throughout this country and has had her music performed by Jazz and World music artists from Carnegie Hall to the Olympia Theatre in Paris.Taking after her parents, both gifted singers,“She weaves her voice like golden thread throughout her lyrics, and delivers her “message in a bottle” gently and powerfully. This has become her trademark.”
She's graced many stages. Here are just a few:
Club Sunside - Paris
Radio France - France
Satellit Cafe - Paris
Des Mots de Minuit - France
Divafest – Guerneville, California
Norcal Womens Festival – Laytonville, California
Vashon Earth Fair – Washington State
Indiegrrl/Womens K.I.S.S. – Provincetown, Ma.
Hickory Festival – Hickory, North Carolina
Concert on the Square – Jonesborough, Tenn.
American Musicfest – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sacred World Music Festival – Los Angeles, California
Great American Weekend – Goshen, New York
Strictly Mundial – Montreal, Canada
All About the Song – Austin,Texas --
Her CD “Fourth Floor” has received critical acclaim in such notable publications as:
Crossroads Mag. - France
Acoustic Guitarist Mag. - France,
KAELE Magazine – Switzerland
Acoustic Guitarist Mag. - France
Music Morsels Mag. - US
Maverick Mag. - UK
SHE Mag. - US
Star Ledger - US
and many more...
"Three star "HOT STUFF" -Crossroads Mag.
"Sonya is out to conquer Europe and no doubt will succeed!!"-Kaele Mag.
"The latest gift to the singer/songwriter world...one of the most ear-opening in a long time" -Music Morsels Mag.
Sonya is dedicated to getting the best possible quality sounds on her upcoming release "W.11th", and is putting finishing touches with Producer Hui Cox on what promises to be her best album to date!!!
Look for her CD release tour schedule in the next few months.