Rolling Stone...the interview. 

Guillaume Fourticq with English translation-Ann Kirchoffer 
Rolling Stone 

"Sonya Heller is very much her own artist and comes alive onstage"

Sonya Heller Nearly three years after her critically-acclaimed first album “Fourth Floor”, Sonya Heller is back with her guitar, her pop-folk inspirations and “West Eleventh Street”. This is the ideal occasion to interview this very discreet artist and to learn a little more about her. 

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17 West review-Guitare Seche Magazine-France 

"Sonya descends deeply into her Soul, delivering timeless folk with intense vocal force."


On n'est jamais mieux servi que par soi-même n'est-ce pas ? Alors cette artiste New Yorkaise assumée choisit d'auto produire son nouvel album plutôt que d'attendre le bon vouloir de labels plus ou moins frileux. Ne serait-ce pas la façon la plus moderne de proposer sa musique à un public après tout ? La dame dotée d'une voix d'ange

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The Interview-Kaele Magazine-Switzerland 

 

"With her folk guitar and a voice that easily moves from Pop to Jazz,  New Yorker  
Sonya Heller is on her way to conquer Europe!"

Kaele: There are some obvious influences in you music (Folk, Jazz vocal and Pop) and a penchant for the exotic like Middle Eastern, Klezmer. Do you see those as personality traits of yours or your identity?   
S.H. I see each album as a journal of my life at a particular moment.This album reflects both my identity and my personality.  Certainly my Russian and Jewish heritage have influenced my style of  writing and singing. There is a dark poetry, a sweet sadness, a tainted joy that emerges out of the souls of a strong and oppressed people. I believe I embody both those qualities thru the voice my Mother and all my ancestors passed on to me. With that I must add the great sensitivity and vision of my Producer, Hui Cox, who has worked with everyone from Richie Havens to Liza Minelli.  

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Radio Jazz-France 

« West Eleventh St. » de Sonya Heller, on adore! 

Une album remarquable qui mérite notre attention. 

Très récemment signé sur Mosaic Label, Sonya Heller est une artiste aux nombreux talents. Auteur, compositeur, interprète, elle développe un style personnel, qualifié « inclassable » par la presse française. Sa musique, savant mélange de pop-folk-soul, est née des rues new yorkaise. Elle est teintée de sonorités qui nous rappellent Sade, Joan Baez, Carol King.

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W.11th St. review-Rootstime Magazine-Belgium 

SONYA HELLER 
WEST ELEVENTH STREET 

"Sonya Heller, born in New York City, appears to be conquering the world as a singing and songwriting Joan of Arc, with a guitar in her hand and her voice as a weapon."

France is already at her feet and Belgium will soon follow. For if it rains in Paris, the streets in Brussels will get wet!

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