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Sonnyboy / Bio

SonnyBoy is a song writer, composer, arranger and producer of a unique and creative live-band sound that challenges the existing technology-enhanced sound of today's music. Hailing from the Blues-entrenched heartland of Monroe, Louisiana and raised in the Gospel churches of Milwaukee, it took moving to Minneapolis, MN with only his guitar and the clothes on his back for SonnyBoy to throw himself fully into exploring the forbidden 'devil music' of Funk, Reggae, Rock and Hip Hop.

The pinnacle of his Minneapolis success was being named in Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best unsigned bands in Minneapolis. With this endorsement, SonnyBoy moved the band to New York in hopes of finding an environment of greater potential for musical growth. The choice proved to be a wise one as his perseverance, talent and NY exposure earned him an appearance on BET's J list, TV One’s Get the Hook Up and countless performances throughout the US and Europe.

He has been described as a modern day urban poet covering all emotions from joy to pain with an intensity that combines the key elements of black music of the past 50 years. From bebop to hip hop and jazz to pop, mixed with a heavy dose of pure soul and layered with some very funk-driven rock'n'roll, SonnyBoy has a true organic sound all of his own.

General Info

Band Members
Shel Riser
Artist Name
Profile Page
R&B/Soul / Alternative Rock / Funk

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY
Jerome Williams and Amanda Bross

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