Jessica Sonner

Jessica Sonner

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Jessica's voice is one of a kind, the total package singer/songwriter. Sonner is stunning and engaging entertainment... In this world of processing, a true talent like Jessica is a rarity. Once you've seen her, it's over--you'll be mesmerized, swept off your feet, and addicted.

Biography

With a down-to-earth manner and soulful music with that “girly” edge, she alternates between self-disclosure and her music through out the night. The lyrics to all of her songs are genuine and reflect a part of herself... "It's all worth it for me when people take something away from what they hear in my music," replied singer/songwriter, Jessica Sonner, during a recent interview. While living between the snowcapped mountains of Colorado where she grew up and the big city of Chicago which she called home till recently, Sonner released her self titled EP in December 2005, featuring fan favorites Rescue Me, Fool and Open Your Eyes. She has since established herself as an emerging solo artist with a bright future ahead. For the past 3 years, Sonner has been continually singing her heart out all over the country for anyone who will listen. Wooing audiences with her compelling lyrics and soulful voice, she is quickly capturing the hearts of both fan and industry alike. With a new album due out March 2008, Sonner has been caught sharing the spotlight with artists such as Colbie Caillat, Tristan Prettyman, Matt Wertz, Jon McLaughlin, Kate Voegle and many more. Armed with a loyal fanbase, a solid acoustic sound, and a sultry unforgettable voice, Jessica Sonner is making her way to an iPod near you

Lyrics

Feel You

Written By: Jessica Sonner

I'm gonna sit here all night
And wait for you to show
If you never do
I'm still not gonna go

Cause it comes down to you
And it comes down to me
It comes down to this
I'm not gonna give up

I don't need much
I just need your touch
To feel you here
To feel you near
What I can see is
If you'd even breathe
I could feel
Feel you

Like a wave wash over me
Take me under, way down deep
Hold a candle to my soul
Let it burn up what I know

Cause it comes down to you
It comes down to me
It comes down to love
And I'm not gonna give up

I don't need much
I just need your touch
To feel you here
To feel you near
What I can see is
If you'd even breathe
I could feel
Feel you

Rescue Me

Written By: Jessica Sonner

If I wade into these waters
And they get too deep
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?
If I get up on this mountain
And it gets too steep
Will you rescue me?
Will you resuce me?
If this road gets long
And my load heavy
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?
If this wind starts blowin'
And it gets stormy
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?

You never said that
It would be easy
But I never thought
It'd get this hard
You may stumble
And I just might fall
But we can fight this battle

If I wade into these waters
And they get too deep
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?
If I get up on this mountain
And it gets too steep
Will you rescue me?
Will you resuce me?
If this road gets long
And my load heavy
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?
If this wind starts blowin'
And it gets stormy
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?

Sometimes I just need
A friend to hold my hand
Someone who's gonna
Be there for me til the end
Whatever you do
I'm gonna be there for you
But honey, I just gotta know

If I give away my love
And it runs out on me
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?
If my heart gets broken
And I just can't breathe
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?
If I turn back cause
I'm too weary oh,
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?
If my soul gets lost
But I start searching,
Will you rescue me?
Will you rescue me?

This Backyard

Written By: Jessica Sonner and Bob Stamper

A patch of grass and a couple guitars
Signs to where the parties are
Grab your girl and we could start
Writin’ songs of live ‘til dark
There’s fresh paint on the fence back here
Add a grill and a bottle of beer
And Josh is talking about leavin’ town

The garage is boarded up and over there’s a broken cup
That used to fill up to the top when the rain came down

But this back yard on this old house
Has seen some times, it’s been around
And many hearts have found their scars back here
And who I am is what I owe
To the times we rocked and the times we rolled
And I just won’t forget that old backyard

I remember once ‘til dawn
We jumped rope,
We had some fun
Smoked right up until our lungs turned black
All of us are kings and queens cause
We own everything you see and these memories say
There’s no turning back

The garage is boarded up and over there’s a broken cup
That used to fill up to the top when the rain came down

And this back yard on this old house
Has seen some times, it’s been around
And many hearts have found their scars back here
And who I am is what I owe
To the times we rocked and the times we rolled
And I just won’t forget that old backyard

Lyrics by Jessica Sonner
Music by Bob Stamper
copyright2006jessicasonnermusic

Discography

The EP - Dec 05
All We Need - April 08
If you'd like Jessica to come play at your school, church or event email sue@thecollegeagency.com

Jessica Sonner

VENUES PLAYED IN 2006-07
The Living Room – New York City, NY
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Hotel Cafe Los - Angeles, CA
CBGB - New York City, NY
Club Passim – Cambridge(Boston) MA
Double Door w/ Teitur – Chicago, IL
Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
Lestat's Coffee House - San Diego, CA
The Basement – Nashville, TN
The Walnut Room - Denver, CO
The Canopy Club - Urbana, IL
Martyr’s – Chicago, IL
Rockwood Music Hall - New York City, NY
Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
The Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ
The Living Room – Muncie, IN
Cosmo's Coffee Café - La Mesa, CA
One Two One Bar – Austin, TX
Twigg's - San Diego, CA
Wise Fools Pub – Chicago, IL
Westport Coffeehouse - Kansas City, MO
Opening Bell Coffee - Dallas, TX
Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
Café Coco – Nashville, TN
Art Bar - Las Vegas, NV
JC's Ground – Denver, CO
Steaming Bean – Parker, CO
PJ’s – Manhattan, KS
The Abbey Coffeehouse – Indianapolis, IN
Lazy Daze Coffeehouse – Indianapolis, IN
Boulevard Place Café – Indianapolis, IN
The Pint – Chicago, IL
Pontiac Café – Chicago, IL
Uncommon Ground – Chicago, IL
Victor's Seafood and Steak –Austin, TX
Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL
Cubby Bear North – Chicago, IL
Goose Island – Chicago, IL
Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL
MoJoes Hot House – Chicago, IL
Kataluma Chai Co. Lakewood, CO
Stella's Coffeehouse Denver, CO
Meadlowlark Bar - Denver, CO
The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Papa's Perks - Glendale, AZ
Rejuvenate Coffee Shop – Mesa, AZ
Macy's European Coffee House – Flagstaff, AZ
Moon Monkey Coffee Company – Bourbonnais, IL
Franchesca's Amici – Elmhurst, IL
Bird's Nest – Chicago, IL
Kafe Kerouac – Columbus, OH
Larry's Music Store – Wooster, OH
Jenicca's Wine Bar – Louisville, KY
Spencer's Tavern – Indianapolis, IN
Hogs and Kisses Downtown - Lake Geneva, WI
The Fat Bean – Naperville, IL
Heartland Café – Chicago, IL
York Street Café – Newport, KY
Live Wire Coffee & Music – Richmond, KY
Westside Cafe – Frederick, MD
Musica – Akron, OH
Chicago FIRE’s Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL
Crawdaddy's Bar – Lafayette, IN
Rumours Wine Bar – Nashville, TN
Upper Room – Indianapolis, IN
The End Zone Lounge – Aurora, IL
Pennicle Theater – Littleton, CO
Lee La European Cafe – Denver, CO
Heartland Cafe – Chicago, IL
Flatlander's – Lincolnshire, IL
Julius Meinl Cafe – Chicago, IL
Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
The COVE Coffee House – Portage, IN
Nite Light – Berwyn, IL
Starbucks - Highlands Ranch, CO
Café Camerata – Anderson, IN
Gaither Family Resources – Alexandria, IN

SCHOOLS
Anderson University - Anderson, IN
Geneva College - Beaver Falls, PA
The Billiken Club @ St. Louis University - Saint Louis, MO
Washington University – St. Louis, MO
Ball State University -Muncie, IN
The Union @ North Central College – Naperville, IL

CHURCHES
Willow Creek Community Church – South Barrington, IL
North Way Community Church – Wexford, PA
The Bridge Church – Anderson, IN
Light and Life Community Church – Lakewood, CO
SCUM of the Earth (church)– Denver, CO
North Bridge Church – Chicagoland, IL
The Vine Church - Boulder, CO
Emmaus Ministries Endurance Ride – Plano, IL
Bethel Baptist Church – Galesburg, IL
Otterbein United Methodist Church – Indianapolis, IN

FESTIVALS
Midwest Music Summit – Indianapolis, IN
South By Southwest Music Festival – Austin, TX

TV
Time Warner Cable – Public Access Channel98 – Los
KWGH TV53 - Highlands Ranch, CO
Local Music Review – LA, CA

RADIO
KGNU - Denver/Boulder
KTCL 93.3
KKPL-FM 99.9 The Point - Windsor, Colorado
KRFC 88.9 - Northern Colorado
KCUV FM 102.3 - Denver, Colorado
KRCL 90.9, Radio104 - Los Angeles, California
WNUR 89.3FM - Chicago, Illinois
WXRT 93.1FM - Chicago, Illinois
Q101 101.3FM - Chicago, Illinois
WBUL 1620am - Tampa,Florida

::Taylor Guitars preferred artist::

SPONSORS
Kataluma Chai Company

Set List

Took Your Love
Forget You
This Backyard
Rescue Me
Fool
Be With Me
Still Be Here
I Believe
Best Kinda Way
Holding My Heart
Keep on Dreamin'
All we need
When You Kiss Me
Just You

*covers optional