Originated: Orlando, Florida Country: United States of America Genre: Hard Rock
Bio: Indie Rocker, Sonia V. (aka Sonia Vannest) has captured listeners around the world with her indie rock vibe by taking modern rock into a more cutting edge territory. Sonia's music has a sound of it's own as an unmistakable female rock voice that is unique among other artists in the industry. With a musical style that captivates modern pop culture and MTV viewers, Sonia is often described as "a Jesus Rock Chick with attitude". Sonia states "Despite all the raised eyebrows I've seen throughout my life, I have learned to just be the me God created me to be, and that I'm alright that way. I have to do the kind of music God made me to do in order to reach the people He can't reach through those who would rather play it safe. I have never been mistaken for "normal" and once you catch a glimpse of who I am, you'll never forget me. It's that unique design that I've realized God wants to use to get His message through to those that most Christian music overlooks; wild hair, crazy quirks, and rock-lovin' weirdo that I am.
Sonia was awarded the honor of being named "Female Breakout Artist of 2005" by the American Christian Music Awards and featured on the cover of the American Christian Music Journal, Sonia received international attention with her release, "a thing or 2", Sonia was also nominated for Female Rock/Alternative Vocalist of the Year in January 2005 by CMCentral.com along with well known artists Plumb, Charity Von and Sarah Kelly.