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Bio

Sonja Sleator has established herself as one of Northern Ireland’s most recognisable singer/songwriters.

Her story driven songs are making her one to watch in the Irish music scene and have led to appearances on local radio, television and at festivals including Hard Working Class Heroes.

Her EP, ADAMS, released in 2017, has been described as “one of the best releases of the year” by Dublin 98FM’s John Barker. Lead single, Calla, has received radio play on Dublin 98FM, Near FM Sessions, Downtown Radio and Blast106 among others.

In 2018, Sonja released Ghost, the first single off a new EP titled Violent Strawberry. It achieved airplay across three continents, and was used by festival organisers to promote her performance at Hard Working Class Heroes.

Video - Pour The Vodka

Quotes

Hotpress Magazine - "While her melodies are rootsy and simple, she is a great storyteller - drawing audiences in with lyrics about drunken crises and boyfriends 'who pissed off to London'."

Nialler9 – “catchy upbeat melody with narrative lyrics…”

GiggingNI – “The raw emotion throughout is hard to deny and immediately sucks you in.”

Chordblossom – “Toe-tappingly infectious…one to watch!”

John Barker, Totally Irish 98 - "One of the best releases of the year."

Performances

  • Hard Working Class Heroes, Dublin
  • Sunflower Festival, N. Ireland
  • The Big Music Show, NVTV
  • BBC Big Weekend Fringe Festival
  • On’t Sofa Sessions, London
  • The Listening Room, Nashville
  • East Side Arts Festival
  • Cormac Neeson, The Answer (support)
  • Norm’s Rare Guitar Shop YouTube Channel

Releases

  • I.D, 2014 (EP)
  • Calla, 2017 (single)
  • Adams, 2017 (EP)
  • Pour The Vodka, 2018 (single/video)
  • Ghost, 2018 (single)
  • Violent Strawberry, TBC (EP)

Ghost reviews:

Remy - "Belfast singer-songwriter Sonja Sleator's new single 'Ghost' is instantly appealing and touches on many tastes I hold personally, with the intro funnily reminding me of fellow Ulster artist Gabriel Paschal's Blake solo work, and the chorus having an early The Black Keys spin on it. Sleator captures the essence and theme of the track so well with her versatile and soft vocal style, and despite the general mood, there's also a sunny Californian sheen on the track. One to catch at Hard Working Class Heroes at the end of the month for sure."

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