Sonya Smith is a Singer, and Songwriter. Her wide ranging, relaxed vocals are the keynote all the music she performs. Compared to singers as diverse as Joni Mitchell - to Ella Fitzgerald, her voice has been variously described as ‘Dark & Blue’ to the ‘Voice of an Angel’.
Sonya’s songs are in the storytelling tradition of lyrical, word driven writers like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, to name a few. She writes about redemption, love, self-discovery, & respect. Influenced by many genres, Sonya draws on the traditions of ‘roots’ type ballads, and the drive & beat of blues and country-rock traditions.
Sonya has been performing at intimate gatherings & lively venues across Shropshire and Wales for many years; The International Music Eisteddfod, Houseman's Bar, Acoustica @ Theatre Hafren, The Cornerhouse Chester, The Left Bank Hereford, Landed Festival, etc.
Sonya plays varied sets of music; chilled out and laid back songs for romantic mellow moods; lively up tempo sets to get your feet tapping. Her sets include her original songs, and covers from Adele,Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrisson, Florence & the Machine, Beth Hart, Paolo Nutini, Emilie Sande, Coldplay, Seal … and more.