Enrolling in drama school at the age of eight set SONIA on the path to becoming a professional singer and actress where she gained a LAMDA gold medal with honours. Her determination paid off and shortly after leaving school she made appearances in the popular sitcom Bread as well as the soap opera “Brookside.
She was only sixteen when she first entered the music business. Whilst playing the Liverpool club circuit, she was spotted by record producer Pete Waterman who signed her on the spot!
Sonia’s debut single 'You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You' was released in 1989 and peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks, at 18, Sonia became one of the youngest female British singers to ever achieve this in the UK, the single went on to selling a staggering 350,000 copies. Numerous television appearances revealed her bubbly personality and natural enthusiasm endearing her to a large audience. Sonia’s debut album Everybody Knows, sold half million copies.
All five singles released from the album became top 20 hits in the UK, making Sonia the first British solo female artist to achieve this with the songs Can’t Forget You, Listen To Your Heart, Counting Every Minute and End of the World.
Sonia also sang on the 1989 UK number 1 Christmas single ‘Band Aid II’
Sonia achieved a sixth top 20 hit in the UK in 1990 with “You’ve Got A Friend”, recorded with the group Big Fun, released as a charity single for Childline.
In 1991 Sonia secured a recording contract with Simon Cowell at BMG. Sonia was able to develop her song writing talents and released the album Sonia. Further hits followed including Only Fools, Be Young, Be Foolish and You To Me Are Everything .A tour of Europe, The Far East and North and South America strengthened her already substantial following. She also presented Wetter the Better, a Saturday morning children’s TV show.
Sonia's next step clearly displayed her versatile voice and genuine love of performing as Sonia was invited by the BBC to be the UK representative in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest. Whilst she was pipped into second place by the Irish, her single Better The Devil You Know scored another top 15 hit, and album also featured the hit single Boogie Nights.
Sonia then entered the world of theatre receiving excellent reviews as she performed with Dennis Waterman in 'A Slice of Saturday Night' in London’s West End. On meeting the producers of GREASE, Sonia was once again signed on the spot for the lead role of ‘Sandy’. For twelve months, until April 1995, she performed to a full house and critical acclaim alongside Craig McLachlan and Shane Richie. Sonia recorded her own version of Hopelessly Devoted To You to coincide with her time in the hit West End show.
After the success of GREASE, Sonia appeared as one of the major stars in the What A Feeling tour with Irene Cara, singing songs from the hit movies and musicals and travelling throughout the UK. This proved to be so successful that a 2nd UK tour was arranged and also an overseas tour.
For the 1996 Summer Season Sonia appeared in Blackpool in The Lily Savage Show which again proved to be so successful she was singing to a full house every night. This led to Sonia playing ‘Bunty’, the daughter of Lilly Savage in BBC’s Lily Savage Show.
During Summer 2000, Sonia starred in John Conway/AMG Ltd’s 80s musical Eternal Flame. In 2001 she recorded some exciting new tracks for Hit Sound Records and spent time recording an album in Nashville with producer Stuart Coleman.
In 2003, Sonia took part in the Hit TV Show for ITV1, ‘Reborn in the USA’ , presented by Davina McCall.
In 2007 Sony BMG released Sonia’s Greatest Hits album featuring 15 tracks Sonia had recorded at her time with BMG 1991-93.
2007, Sonia starred as Molly, to rave reviews, in ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’, at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool.
In 2008, Sonia recorded a cover of The Beatles’ classic “She Loves You” for the Liverpool – The Number Ones Album.
2009 Sonia released ‘Fool For Love’ her 15th single in celebration of 20 years in the music industry.
2012 Sonia reunited with Pete Waterman for the PWL Hit Factory Live Concert, where she performed live at London’s O2 alongside Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Bananarama and Steps.
2018 Sonia takes part in Channel 5’s hit TV show ‘Celebrity 5 Go Caravanning’ Travelogue series following the five celebrities as they hit the road in a caravan traveling the UK, the show was the highest viewed programme on Channel 5 for Friday viewing over the full 4 week run.
New singles followed the TV show, ‘Dancing in the Drivers Seat’ peaked at No.1 on the ITunes Vocal chart , followed by ‘Your Heart or Mine’ peaking at No.2 on the ITunes vocal chart, and ‘If You Come Back To Me’ also No.1 on the Itunes vocal chart.
2019 Sonia records 'A Night That's Never Ending' hitting the No.1 spot on the Itunes Vocal chart, also hitting the charts worldwide with a No.1 in the Greek charts.
Sonia’s is constantly preforming worldwide including venues large shows in Europe, South Africa,and Brazil.
In the UK Sonia is a major preforming artist at festivals up and down the country including ‘Lets Rock’, ‘Rewind’, ‘Here and Now’, ‘Absolute 80’s’, ‘Jack up the 80’s and headlining may of the UK Prides festivals.
Sonia is a veteran pantomime performer, Her credits over the years include Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Aladdin, Sonia is often seen on UK TV shows such as, Celebrity Eggheads, Celebrity Pointless, Lorraine, Day Break, Saturday Night Takeaway, This Morning. Sonia has also presented a Eurovision special radio show for BBC Radio 2.
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