Belfast, County Antrim
Sonja Sleator has established herself as one of Northern Ireland’s most recognisable singer/songwriters.
Her personal and engaging songs have led to appearances on local radio, television and at festivals including Hard Working Class Heroes. Her EP, ADAMS, released in 2017, was described as “one of the best releases of the year” by Dublin 98FM’s John Barker. Lead single, Calla, received radio play on Dublin 98FM, Near FM Sessions, Downtown Radio and Q Radio.
In 2018, Sonja released Ghost, the first single off a new EP titled Violent Strawberry. It achieved airplay across three continents, while second single 'Goodbye' featured in Hotpress Magazine, XS Noise, Chordblossom and BBC Radio Ulster.
Her third EP, Violent Strawberry, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim and will be followed by a series of singles through 2019/2020.
Hotpress - "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.”
John Barker, Totally Irish 98 - "One of the best releases of the year."
XS NOIZE - "Raw, honest songwriting."
Rocking Magpie - "There’s something very special about Sonja Sleator"
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
Support slots with Cormac Neeson (The Answer), Kaz Hawkins, Another Sky, Daniel John Paxton, A Different Thread.
Featured on Norm’s Rare Guitar Shop YouTube Channel