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Sonya Stewart / Blog

Cassette Transfers Historically In Music - Some Added!

Dear All,

I hope you are all enjoying this awesome sunny weather. Just letting you know I bought a tape convertor to transfer over some of the music I did previously and transferred them to my PC! I have transferred over quite a few, but at the moment this is the list of what I have added to my Reverbnation:

First track is a track called ‘Easy Love’ which was my first ever song I recorded in a studio – How brave am I!!. The words were written by a girl called Barbara. I can’t remember her last name!, anyway it was my first taste of recording which led onto much more later. This was the stage when I had been looking for a lyric writer to my music, as I had never written lyrics before, but after this track, I decided to give it a go. Alan Benzie whom I worked with for a while produced this. The rest is history of course!

2nd track is a cover for Chris De Burgh’s Love Shine On. This was mixed in the 90’s, it was a charity single I did for a boy who died called Reece. I think it was cancer. I decided to take part, this had worked out quite well, though I think the range in the chorus did not suit my range, but it turned out quite nice. My vocal is quite young sounding as it was in my developmental years of experimenting vocally etc. I added to backing vocals and there was a children’s choir as part of the backing vocals on this track. Again this was produced by Alan Benzie.

3rd track is a track called ‘Sorry’ which is a ballad style of track; this was recorded in a studio live with a band. I completely forgot I had this on tape, so have decided to include it to my list!, again very much in my developing years of experimenting! Alan played some keyboards in this.

4th track is a sample mixdown of ‘Love Shine On’ backing vocals with drum track and sound. (A. Benzie Production).

5th track is a live gig set part 1 of my band ‘Strawberry Snooze’ in the 90’s, there were 5 of us and we did a mixture of pop, soul, rock & electro covers. The only 2 band members I remember the name of was Alan Benzie (whom I worked with in a studio for quite a while) on keyboards & engineered the sound, & Alan Morrison who played guitars & was the Male Vocalist in the band. As this is transferred over from cassette, the quality is not the best as it could be, but it gives an idea of how we sounded live, there is the odd duff notes :D but was a lot of fun at the time!,

6th track is the 2nd part of the Strawberry Snooze Live Gig set. This is a bit of a change from my usual ideas/collaborations etc., the quality not perfect, but great to share some of my music developmental history. I hope you enjoy and your comments are always welcome!

Have a great time this summer,

Best wishes always,

Sonya Stewart. X

Forever Is Mine by Sonya Stewart now added:!

'Forever Is Mine' Latest track Written/Performed & Produced by Sonya Stewart from Scotland. This track is more of a 'vintage electro' sound, with a bit of drum n bass sound in drums to give a bit more drive in the track. The vocal 'deliberately' performed in mono-tonal fashion with variety to the 'over-driven distorted' sound. I wrote & produced this in June 2013.

Youtube video link is here (basic vid) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK6wJPGfB6M

Comments are always welcome! Peace,

Sonya Stewart. x

'Salvation' (Official) Video Ft. Sonya Stewart & Adam Wakely now Live!

Dear All,

Hope everyone is well. The latest video for 'Salvation' (Official) Ft. myself & Adam in the video, real footage of us both. This is our first video like this together. It is featured here on Reverbnation & you can see it on youtube.

Youtube link for Salvation (Official) Ft. Sonya Stewart & Adam Wakely - http://youtu.be/UukpbzPu5CE

Also I have included a 'Salvation' Theatrical Screenshot Video of myself & Adam. including various photos of us within the video. Very 'theatrical',

Youtube link is here: - http://youtu.be/W1Dba3jTUO8

Also, a Slideshow showing us both - youtube link -http://youtu.be/yP2Wq5zCNAU

As a little experiment, I found a remix of Madonna's 'Causing A Commotion', and just tried adding it as part of a slideshow, which I have uploaded on youtube - remixer is Luke Savant - purely to go with the Slideshow as an alternative idea -

You can find this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxQsoZQZdV8

Thanks to Adam for his perseverance with all work put into this project, has been well worth the wait;)

All comments are appreciated and will be replied to;)

Best wishes & Stay Blessed,

Sonya Stewart.

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‘Salvation’ by Adam Wakely Ft. Sonya Stewart

I have uploaded a track called 'Salvation' , this was written/produced & main vocal sung by Adam Wakely. I added additional vocals & backing vocals to his track. Bit different from my normal style of genre, bit more 'heavy' metalish/Rock, but love to experiment, and worked with him on this track. About the 'inner demon' that can exist in us all at times. Anyway, loads of guitars!, play it loud for best affect. Comments are always welcome! Also I have included here the youtube link - different photos of me & Adam Wakely for this video mixed in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIOvaUZ_dZs More tracks from Adam can be found at @ Reverbnation - http://www.reverbnation.com/adamwakely @ Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/adam-wakely

Best wishes,

Sonya Stewart.

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'Secret' by Sonya Stewart now added;)

Hi All,

Hope all is well with you all. I have just uploaded my recent track called 'Secret'. This started with 3 chords & blossomed into this electronic piece. Very electro/clubby track for those that love the electro vibes. Track will be released soon - details will follow.

This is the youtube link also for the track:

http://youtu.be/SQOGuQuH4vY

Comments are always welcome,

Best wishes,

Sonya Stewart.

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'Some Other Love' by Sonya Stewart/Adam Wakely now added;)

Hi All, I have just added a track called 'Some Other Love' - this track is a part collaboration with myself and Adam Wakely. More a kind of pop duet really. This is the first collaboration in a long while from me & Adam. Was a pleasure to work with him again. The music & production is by Adam, I added a little synth to it, and some of the vocals, and has turned out nicely.

Basic youtube link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvKn5LlHTDM

More tracks from Adam Wakely, can be heard here:

@ Reverbnation - http://www.reverbnation.com/adamwakely

@ Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/adam-wakely

Please show support for him if you like:)

Do enjoy & comments are always welcome!,

Best wishes,

Sonya Stewart. X

'Get With You' & I Can't Sleep' Collaborations Uploaded & Listed

Dear all,

Letting you know I have uploaded latest track collaboration ‘Get With You’, a Club/Dance track. Music composed by Alan Hadgis, myself on vocals, Mixing & Mastering by Razik. There is a Stereo Version & Club Version which I have added.

Youtube link for basic video for ‘Get With You’ is here:

‘Get With You’ (Stereo Version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md8SaA4C42I

‘Get With You’ (Club Version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIWhfHUtL94

Tracks from Alan can be heard here: http://alanhadgis.com & http://www.soundcloud.com/alanhadgis

Tracks mastered by Razik, can be heard here : http://razikmastering.com & http://soundcloud.com/razikmastering

Also, at the same time, as an added measure, I have uploaded a track called 'I Can't Sleep'. Music & Production by Hakan Akcan, & myself on vocals. Vocal was going to be re-done for some of the track but was too late, as it got released and is now available at beatport: -

http://www.beatport.com/release/i-cant-sleep/978616

This track is also available at all other stores now. Released by Soundlab. Hakan did a great job with the production, & I thank him sincerely. So I have decided to add it anyway, though it could have been done better by being re-worked but I was too late!, anywayz. There is also a piano remix of the track of which I have added.

Youtube links are here: -

'I Can't Sleep' Original Mix - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aQz5oZI2ic

'I Can't Sleep' Piano Remix - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir_KQwIuoik

Hope you all have a fab week ahead, & comments are welcome & will be replied to,

Best wishes,

Sonya Stewart. X

'Karma Story' Now Uploaded:)

Hi All,

Just uploaded my latest track 'Karma Story'. Written & Produced by myself, electro experimental with various ideas in there. Will keep you posted available at store soon. Comments are always welcome!, have an awesome week.

Peace,

Sonya Stewart. x

Hakan AKCAN/Sonya - Where Is The Sunrise (Original Mix) & Remixes Now Added;)

Hi All, 'Where Is The Sunrise' is a collaboration between myself (Words & Vocals), Music & Production by Hakan AKCAN.

Single/EP is due out for release by SoundLab at Beatport on the 10th-September-2012 & on iTunes, Juno Download, Trackitdown, Amazon, Spotify, Dj Download & various others on 27-September-2012.

This is an Electro/Club/Dance Track for those that enjoy Electro Music.

Remixes within EP are (these are included on my sites): Hakan AKCAN ft. Sonya Stewart - Where Is The Sunrise (Dub Mix) (On Soundcloud only).

Hakan AKCAN & Sonya Stewart - Where is the Sunrise (Nivanoise ReMix) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n2ibWHtZKw

Hakan AKCAN & Sonya Stewart - Where is The Sunrise (Ferhat Saygi ReMix) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9b5hI6fFDk

Thanks to Hakan Akcan/Nivanoise/Ferhat Saygi for the productions. These guys are on Facebook/Soundcloud & Youtube.

Hakan Links - Any support for these guys would be appreciated.

http://www.facebook.com/MiracleSounds

http://www.twitter.com/AkcanHakan

http://www.soundcloud.com/hakanakcan

http://www.youtube.com/user/ProducerHakanAkcan

Comments are always welcome.

Sonya Stewart x

'Find Myself Again' by Sonya/Dave Meredith & Joseph Rodriguez now added;)

Hi all, Just letting you know of latest track 'Find Myself Again'. This is a collaboration between myself who wrote the words & sang the vocals, Dave Meredith who created the music & production and Joseph Rodriguez who played the guitars.

This is a pop/rock style of track, I like to try different genres at times to experiment!. This is more of a 'real' type of production which I like, and want to thank Dave Meredith & Joseph Rodriguez for the fab. work they did. I have included a basic video for adding on youtube: -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fO3g23WK4w

For further works from Dave & Joseph, these are the links:

Dave Meredith - http://www.reverbnation.com/worldsapartproductions

Joseph Rodriguez - http://www.reverbnation.com/josephrodriguez

Any comments are welcome & will be replied to.

Have a fab. week ahead,

Peace & blessingz,

Sonya x