The Country Band
SONIC SEASON, founded in January 2001, can look back on 17 successful years: Shortly after its foundation, the band made it to the finals of a European newcomer competition called "Emergenza", arousing the interest of various booking agents and local media.
The albums "INDIAN SUMMER" (2002), "IDAHO" (2003), "MOTHER EARTH" (2006) and "CHANGES AND STEADINESS" (2012) led to the breakthrough of Sonic Season in Luxembourg by charting in the Top Ten. These albums combine different styles from Ballads, Latin and Pop to Rock music. Furthermore, the band was asked to play at the big local festivals.
In 2014, Sonja Hewer started writing and arranging songs for the new album "Circle Of Life" together with the producer, sound engineer and allround musician Miko Vogelgesang ("Klang-Alchemist"). So about half of the songs were composed by Miko Vogelgesang and all arrangements are influenced by his Country-Rock style. The new album shows a wide range of musical genres: From Country over Rock, Bluegrass and Swing to American Folk music, many influences are represented on this new CD. Thus, the music is a pure playground for the musicians of Sonic Season, who often dare unusual crossovers.
The current line-up consists of Sonja Hewer (songwriting, vocals, guitar), Miko Vogelgesang (music composition, arrangements, electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Michael Dörr (bass), Steve Bellmann (drums) and Patrick Barth (keyboards). The band knows how to capture their audience with this variety of handmade music, combined with a charismatic stage presence. Remarkable about SONIC SEASON are the expressive vocals, the melodic guitars, the arrangements that quickly catch your ears and an unbridled joy of performing live on stage.
Highlights in the career of SONIC SEASON:
Victory of the band at the biggest German talent festival, the German Rock & Pop Award on 22.11.04 in the Musical Theater "Neue Flora" in Hamburg in the category Folk-Rock
3rd place in the section song / composition.
Award for Sonja: best Folk-Rock singer at the German Rock & Pop Award
Cultural Award of the City of Saarlouis for Sonic Season
Live concert at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival
Live concert during a cultural exchange with Sibiu / Romania in the European Year of Culture 2007
Participation in the Baltic Song Contest in Sweden with 10 other bands that were selected for the finals in Sweden at the MIDEM in Cannes
Another victory at the German Rock & Pop Award in the categories
"Best Country Album 2018"
"Best Country Song 2018"
"Best Country Singer 2018"
"Best Folk-Rock singer 2018" and second place in the category
"Best English Album"
Support gigs from 2001 to 2018:
For TOTO, Ten Years After, Nazareth, Roger Chapman, SAGA, Chris De Burgh, Cutting Crew, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Foolsgarden, Alphaville, Fury in the Slaughterhouse, The Levellers, Marla Glen, Guano Apes, We are Heroes and Harlem Globetrotters