Sonia Leigh, the American country rocker who is known for writing huge #1 hits for Grammy Award winners Zac Brown Band has announced a Bristol date on her UK tour.
A BMI award winning songwriter, Georgia-born Sonia Leigh co-wrote two #1 songs for the Zac Brown Band (“Goodbye In Her Eyes” and “Sweet Annie”). She released her latest EP, Counting Skeletons, in 2014 and had her song “Put It In Your Pocket” found success, the same year, on Sirius XM’s The Highway. Her current single “When We Are Alone” can be found On The Horizon on The Highway. Her rich, varied and soulful writing and singing style is definitely Southern country and rock, but also contains strong traces of soul, blues and folk as well.
Sonia has performed extensively as a solo artist, headliner, and as the supporting act for well known names including Jason Mraz, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Blackberry Smoke.
While her sound may extend into various genres, the Country singer has never tried to hide her sexuality within a genre that has had a long history of homophobia – most recently seen in the debate over whether Little Big Town’s single ‘Girl Crush’ is suitable for airplay on mainstream Country stations in the States.
With the attitude that an artist is not able to express themselves without an honesty to their fans, Sonia is part of the new wave of Country artists pushing for sexuality to be seen as part of a person and opposed to a defining feature.
Sonia will share the evening with Sasha McVeigh at The Exchange, 72-73 Old Market Street, Bristol on Thursday 9th April. Doors at 7pm