Sonia Leigh

Sonia Leigh

BandCountry

Sonia Leigh breaks the rules with her edge. Vocals that pierce the spirit and lyrics that leave the fans singing along. A little bit of country flavored with a pinch of Rock and Roll, with the passion of the blues, Sonia Leigh has developed a sound that is all her own.

Biography

Sonia Leigh is a singer/songwriter hailing from Atlanta, Georgia recently signed with Zac Brown's Southern Ground Records and currently touring nationwide with The Zac Brown Band on the Breaking Southern Ground Tour.Unlike so many other performers, Sonia easily and immediately establishes a bond with her audience by the sincerity of her haunting voice, soulful lyrics, excellent musicianship and sultry appearance. Although Sonia stands only 5’5’’, her powerful stage presence belies her petite stature.

Sonia Leigh’s roots are in country music (her grandfather and father were musicians and songwriters) She learned to play guitar by listening to her father sing and play the guitar. As a toddler, Sonia banged away on his guitar. By the age of 10, her father taught her chords and strumming techniques. Sonia was drawn to artists from various musical backgrounds, including Willie Nelson, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams,Jackson Browne, Janis Joplin, CCR, The Eagles, Alabama, Melissa Etheridge, and Bruce Springsteen. This musical upbringing serves as the foundation that has become the unique sound of Sonia Leigh.

Sonia Leigh has written a diverse selection of music over the years. Her first song was recorded at the age of 14. A family friend asked Sonia to write a song and when he heard it immediately set up a recording session. By the age of 21, Sonia had recorded two albums. She has performed all over the United States headlining and supporting acts including Sugar Land,Little Big Town, Kid Rock, The Zac Brown Band, Chris Knight, Caroline Aiken,Kristen Hall, Michelle Malone, Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band, Marshall Tucker Band), Ed Roland(Collective Soul),Jason Mraz, Meiko, etc...
A few highlights of Sonia Leigh’s performances during the last 12 months include:
Recently signing with Zac Browns record label Southern Ground Records and currently on a Nationwide Tour with The Zac Brown Band Breaking Southern Ground Tour
Touring and performing with The Zac Brown Band
The Rock Boat Cruise
Cayamo Cruise
Sharing the stage with Kid Rock, Little Big Town & Shawn Mullens
Live record release of Angel on My Shoulder
Opening for The Hotel Cafe Tour
Featured artists on Pastemagazine.com
Red Gorilla Music Festival Austin Tx. coming in march 09'
Durango Songwriters Expo
Performing at R&R in Los Angeles
Performing for Iron Works Studio's (Kiefer Sutherland and Jude Cole)
Peformer for NARAS Atlanta Chapter showcase Georgia Concert Series
Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Radio Play
Rock 100.5 Atlanta
92.9 Dave FM
KCRW Morning becomes eclectic with Nic Harcort
99X fm WNNX Everything Alternative, Atlanta, Ga.
Georgia Public Radio w/ George Jobin
Live 100.5 Reg's Coffee House Birmingham, Al.
WPSC 88.7 Fm New Jersey
KBCH radio- Long Beach State University
WUOG 90.5 Athens, Ga.
89.3 fm WRFG Radio Free Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
88.5 fm WRAS Album 88, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
93.9 fm WNYC Public Radio Sound check, New York, New York
http://liveatlonradio.come2me.nl/ - The Netherlands

Discography

Run or Surrender 2008
Angel on My Shoulder (Live at Eddies Attic) 2008

Set List

Sets are usually 90 minutes but can go as long as 3 hours