I Was An Unknown
Everyone in this country has grown up listening to, loving and hating all styles of music. Whether you've grown up as a hell raiser and bone breaker or a lover not a fighter, Like Sonia has something here for you. This is a diversely styled, melodic rock band influenced by classic rock and the styles of jazz guitar and piano, as well as heavy percussion. Like Sonia has a combination of grit and a clean, lucid sound that is a direct result of the ripping electric and acoustic electric guitars, earth shattering bass and drums, simmering vocals and insightful lyrics. Like Sonia has been recording and gigging consistently in New York City clubs such as; The Elbow Room, CBGB's, The Bitter End, CBGB313, Baggot Inn, Kenny's Castaways, Spiral, Solas, Lion's Den and The Red Lion. The band also performs for an expanding audience in areas outside of NYC such as Philly, Boston and upstate NY. From their current original 35-song set-list, Like Sonia has released their 14 track CD, 'I WAS AN UNKNOWN'. 'Like Sonia are real musicians that handle stage and studio equally well.' Ron Zabrocki, Producer/Sony CRAIG ABBOTT has spent the two years prior to Like Sonia playing with a signed NYC band before organizing this band at the beginning of 1998. Craig received his B.A. in guitar performance and composition from Humboldt University of California. Before moving to New York, he played with various rock and jazz bands in Chicago while taking up graduate studies in jazz performance at DePaul University. MATT TRAINOR played various instruments since age 6 including piano, clarinet and guitar. Now he is ALL about bass. He played with Attic 78, a local cover band, for three yrs. Developing his spontaneous and natural stage presence and killer voice prior to being recruited for Like Sonia. GREG DIAMOND toured with the 1996 Grateful Dead Production's Further Festival, with the percussion/dance group Samba Nova. He has shared the stage with the likes of Bruce Hornsby, Carlos Santana, Micky Hart, Zakir Hussein, Giananni Hidalgo, David Garibaldi, The Mint Juleps, and the percussion/juggling act of The Flying Karomazov Brothers. He gigged consistently in the Los Angeles, Orange County area with several rock, alternative and world music groups. Greg is a graduate of the California Institute of Arts in Valencia where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in multi-focus percussion. Like Sonia will always leave you inspired and wanting more. This is a live band! When they come rocking through your town, you will roll. You'll want to rip your hair from the roots while figuring out how the hell they get that depth of sound.