Who Wants to Cover Sonna Rele

  • April 9, 2017
  • 3 min read
Who Wants to Cover Sonna Rele


Sonna Rele is a talented artist hailing from the UK. She clearly inherited the musical gene from her parents who are professional musicians. It was R&B star Ne-Yo that discovered the singer on Facebook and signed her to his label after witnessing her skill in performing cover songs on her Music Monday series. She is a gifted singer that has a beautiful voice that is mesmerizing. Couple that with the fact she is a gifted musician and has plans for a new EP and is regularly touring it won’t be long before aspiring musicians are covering her material. Check out the interview below:

What are your earliest musical memories?

My earliest musical memories include myself learning the violin. Also after watching Cinderella and wanting to sing and play music. A lot of the Disney Films inspired me to sing.

What inspires you to be an artist?

I feel being able to express my perspective in a creative way through music inspires me to share with others. If it is a feeling, idea or situation that listeners can relate to, I feel like I have done my job as an artist.

Who are your musical influences?

My mom and dad, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson… just to name a few.

What career would you be pursuing if it wasn’t music?

Psychology is something I like to learn about in my spare time, so probably something in that field.

What is something that people don’t know about Sonna Rele?

I am addicted to chocolate.

What were some of the obstacles you faced in having a music career and how did you overcome them?

Not having time for a personal life has been one of the hardest challenges. I try to find a balance in everything I do, but it is still something I am working on. Another obstacle I have faced is not being able to switch off. Where some have a 9-5, being in music can be 24/7 a lot of times.

What is one thing you wish you knew about the music business that you know now?

There is a lot more business than music than I anticipated!

What was your most embarrassing moment?

One of my most embarrassing moments is when I greeted the wrong city on tour. Instead of saying, “What’s up Birmingham,” I said “What’s up Brixton!”
People started booing!

What was it like working with Neyo?

It doesn’t feel like work at all, it has been a lot of fun! Neyo is really sweet, funny and knows how to make people feel good. He is a talented writer and singer.

What’s next for Sonna Rele?

I will be going on a U.K. tour with Neyo in the fall and will be releasing my own EP and some more surprises in my social media platform…Stay tuned!!!

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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