West Eleventh Street
Biography Native New Yorker, Sonya Heller shares her time between the US and Europe where she has been wowing audiences everywhere. A songwriters songwriter and an incredibly gifted vocalist... Her new Album "West Eleventh Street" has already been picked up in France by Rolling Stone, Crossroads, Blues Again and Marie Claire magazines! FIP and Radio Jazz have been chomping at the bit to put "Justine",their favorite track, into major rotation...(they started playing the demo her agent sent them before the CD even came out!!!!) Benoît Thuret directeur d'antenne de JAZZ RADIO -réseau d'une trentaine de radios jazz- 'Le single « Justine est une merveille, il tourne en boucle dans mon bureau'. In English : Benoît Thuret program director of JAZZ RADIO said : "Justine" is a marvel...I've got it playing non stop in my office!" René HARDIAGON de FIP : 'Quelle belle rencontre musicale avec cette artiste New-Yorkaise que je ne connaissait pas.Un beau disque pour le printemps.' . In English: René HARDIAGON OF FIP (Radio France) said : Wow, how great to be introduced to the music of this New York artist...this is going to be a great CD for the Spring!" Luna Guitars has just endorsed Sonya as one of their featured artists! "West Eleventh Street" is jammed packed with eleven really different songs. Each one a universe in itself. One of her engineers told her "you've got to leave more time in between each song...they're so rich and intense, you almost need to take a deep breath just to get ready for the next one"...so try it yourself! She's graced many stages. Here are just a few: Women of the World Musicfest - France Divafest - Russian River, Cal. Columbia University - NYC Redwood College - Cal. Five Towns College - NY Great American Musicfest -Harrisburg Pa. 'Des Mots de Minuit' France Deux - France Radio France Club Sunside - Paris Vashon Earth Fair - Vashon, Wa. Norcal Womensfest - Laytonville, Ca. Strictly Mundial - Montreal, CA. Sacred World Music fest - Los Angeles, Ca. Full Circle Fair - Blue Hill, Me. Hickory Fest - Hickory, N.C. Concert on the Square - Jonesboro, Tenn. Great American Weekend - Goshen, N.Y. and lots more. She's received rave press reviews in: Crossroads Magazine - France Music Morsels Magazine - US Acoustic Guitarist Magazine - France Kaele Magazine - Switzerland Maverick Mag. - UK 'Three star 'HOT STUFF' from Crossroads for her album 'Fourth Floor' Kaele magazine had this to say 'Sonya is out to conquer Europe and no doubt will succeed!!' Her music speaks for itself and simply emanates from life on the streets of NYC and an old hip soul. The French call her 'Unclassable'...or unclassifiable, never writing the same song twice. Gracing every event with her well seasoned vocals, and her very unique brand of guitar playing, get ready for some serious stage presence.