With over 15yrs experience in the music industry, Sonja has performed at some of the countries top venues including The Minack Theatre, The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, The Barbican, The Dorchester Hotel, The Grosvenor House Ballroom, Claridges, Madam Tussaud's, Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, The Whitehall Banqueting House.
She has sung at coporate events for clients such as Nissan, Credit Suisse, Lloyds of London, GlaxoSmithKline, Lufthansa, Magdelene College Oxford to name a few, as well as many famous guests at the Brain Tumour Research Campaign annual ball
Sonja has had many years of studio session work providing vocals for successful songwriters and most recently backing vocals for ‘Brand New Heavies’ guitarist Simon Bartholemew and chart topping UK Remixer & Producer Marc JB. She is a a very versatile singer with a dynamic range and varied sound to suit all music genres and can change vocal styles to compliment the occasion from Choral to Soul and everything in between.
Providing beautiful harmonies and backing vocals as well as dramatic lead vocals, Sonja is always meticulous and accurate in the studio and can take direction from the producers and writers.
Sonja has also been the featured vocalist for award winning jazz composer Carolyn Hume on 4 albums, most notably ‘Gravity and Grace’
'Jazz Review' Oct '08 - Glenn Astarita
“Galsworthy renders hauntingly beautiful vocals atop the probing, thematic developments”
'THE WIRE' Jan 09 - DAVID KEENAN
“sounding slow, hymnal chords and ascending melodies beneath Sonja Galsworthy's rapturous vocal
“Sonja Galsworthy's vocals in "Red Ice" adds a touch of melancholy”
“But the duo (Carolyn Hume & Paul May) is at its best when playing with singer Sonja Galsworthy: "Untitled" is a haunting song without words”
Last night I went to see Sonja sing live for the first time. I already knew she was good from hearing a recording once but I was blown away by hearing her live. She did two sets. The first was Adele covers which she did very well, sending shivers down my spine at one stage. However, her second act was even better.
The power in her voice that was apparent but seemed to be kept within check in the first act was unleashed as she entertained and played with the crowd. She got a host of us up on the floor with classic after classic.
I would recommend Sonja for any event at which people want to get up and strut their stuff, be entertained, sing along or just listen.
Sonja Galsworthy, you're amazing. Keep doing what you do so well!
Astrid - Basingstoke
Well what a performance!! Great Adele tribute act which was followed after a well deserved break with some brilliant Soul Diva Classics which didn't fail to get the party atmosphere going. Well done Sonja
Brigitte - Hampton, Surrey
Fantastic night and a great place. The youngsters apparently found it 'banging'. I heartily concur and am looking forward to the next one. Well done, Sonja
Dave - Windsor, Berks
I've played with some of the best in my long musical 'career' - Sonja has always ranked high up there with the best vocalists. Well done indeed!
Dom - Weybridge, Surrey
Great party atmosphere @starleatherhead last night. Sonja was brilliant, thank you! It was a great night, looking forward to seeing you again soon
Manager - The Star, Malden Rushett