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Calgary, Canada
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Portrait of Sonal
"Sonal has a voice that manages to be soulful, sultry and sweet…often all within the same verse. I can honestly say she is a talent that deserves to be heard throughout the airwaves of Canada and beyond.” - Chris Dela Torre, CBC Radio

"Sonal's new EP, Lovely Day, is every bit upbeat as its title implies, with her crack band working its way through the pop and R&B spectrum. But Sonal's sweet, sweet harmonies are what really hit you..." - Peter Hemminger, FFWD Magazine

"Given the more high energy, in-your-face bruskness of the majority of today's r&b, Sonal’s laid back energy is a welcomed change of pace that makes her show seem all the more enjoyable and will have you reaching for some candles and a bottle of wine as her music garnishes you with smooth and sultry sentiments." - Marvin Kee aka 'the fly', "the fly presents"

Alone in her car, Sonal has fronted her own imaginary band for years, as singing has always been one of her best-kept secrets and never an endeavor she thought she would pursue. But now, every experience in her life has led her right here…to the music.

Having just released her debut EP, Lovely Day, at a sold out event, Sonal's music is capturing a fast-growing audience. CBC Radio has given strong support to the album, playing Sonal's songs on The Key of A, Daybreak Alberta, The Calgary Eyeopener and Tonic; Alberta-wide CKUA and Calgary's CJSW have also been spinning tracks from the album. Sonal has also garnered attention from local Top 40 radio stations as a:

• Finalist in Energy 101.5’s 2009 JUNO Awards Talent Search
• Finalist in Vibe 98.5’s $100,000 Unsigned Vibe Songwriting Competition

Sonal has played several high profile shows, including RBC's desiFest in Vancouver and the 2009 Grey Cup Fan Festival in Calgary; she was also selected to perform as part of the prestigious 2010 TransCanada Alberta Music Series (previously the AlbertaSessions). Having also been invited to showcase at Canadian Music Fest 2010 in Toronto, Sonal is establishing herself as pillar in Canada’s vibrant music scene.

With a strong sense of melody and an innate ability to harmonize, Sonal is an instinctive songwriter who infuses catchy melodies within tight loops - hearing her music you can’t help but groove! Not only a songwriter, Sonal has also revealed her talent as a producer on Lovely Day, creating funky arrangements laced with a bit of attitude. Sonal's songs are unique, yet accessible, and she is ready and excited to share her music far and wide!
 
 
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