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Sonni CienBy Sonni Cien
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Sonni CienBy Sonni Cien
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About

My name is Sonni Cien and I'm a singer and songwriter and for my debut album, I aim to achieve a sound that has a pop feel to it with distinct influences of old-school jazz and soul. The emphasis will be on traditional songwriting, which has always focused on story-telling, enabling the listeners to sing along and immerse themselves in a dreamy, soothing and unique listening experience. 

The album will include guest musicians from different continents and various cultural backgrounds, including my collaborations with artists from South Africa, Mali, Germany and Croatia . 

I am a family person and I emerge from a musical family ;-) I worked with my family members on most of my recordings and original songs up to now and my debut album will also be mostly composed by my father and vocal coached by my mother, while my brother will contribute additional vocals . My uncle will be one of the producers, my father will create some artwork for the project and my cousin and her husband will be responsible for the fashion aspect, while my partner will do the graphic design for the album. I guess I will also enlist some other members of my family tree to help me create my debut record ;-) 

I love to work with my friends and music colleagues, actually they helped  record the video you are watching right now . The more people from different backgrounds share their knowledge and talents with me, the better the music sounds and the artwork looks, so I feel blessed to be able to exchange new ideas and influences.

My debut album will be an expression of my musical experiences and influences and show parts of my soul which I cannot express in spoken words .

The instruments on the album will range from Wurlitzer, Hammond and Jew’s Harp, to the usual suspects such as drums, bass, guitar and piano. I have high aspirations for this record. I wish it to be a high-quality sounding product made in collaboration with the best international musicians and recorded in well-established UK studios, so the album will sound and look like a record I would want to buy in a record store ;-) 

The goal is to make the sound just right while still pushing the boundaries. With your financial assistance, we could afford quality recording, mixing , mastering and producing for our album, so that it reaches the highest audio fidelity standards in the industry. We have already recorded some songs that you can listen to on my homepage and I´m currently busy writing more for my debut album .

Art lovers out there, I wish to create a smooth sounding album for your highest audio pleasure .

Board this musical journey plane and take off with me...

Risks and challenges

If you live outside the European Union I ask you to please include additional 5 pounds to cover this year’s rise in international postage expenses.

Those of you who pledged 150 pounds or more will receive a voucher for a free ticket to my concert .
If you live outside the EU please be patient with the redemption of your voucher.
I plan to promote my debut album on a tour outside the EU so please wait for further notice. As soon as a concert is scheduled in your country, you will be notified via e-mail or Facebook.
The vouchers for a free ticket will remain valid for a period of three years.
In case you are not able to attend one of my concerts in this period, other arrangements will be made .

Those of you who pledged 1000 pounds or more, please note that the preferred location for our recording session is in the EU.
In case that this option is not available to you, further arrangements can be made via e-mail. (One possible alternative being online collaboration.)

For those of you who pledged 1500 pounds or more , please note that you will have to partially cover my travelling expenses if you would like me to perform outside the EU. And don’t worry , I’m worth every penny ;-)

There are no real risks just challenges which we will manage.

Every new challenge gives you new opportunities and life experiences, so come with me on a musical adventure ....

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