Sonya Heller 14


New York USA   Jan 2012  

Artist Bio

Influences:   laura nyro, cassandra wilson,joan armatrading, james blunt, coldplay,joni mitchell, coltrane

This was my 5th FAWM and as always I dreaded I would have "nothing" to say. I feared there was nothing new on my palette and that I'd land up playing the same chords as usual, fingerpicking the same damn rhythm and you know the rest. I'm probably not the only self deprecating perfectionist in the bunch. spite of my own doubts and fears, I think I pulled a good few rabbits out the hat and have some great working material for the next months. I hope you all feel wonderful about your accomplishments, whether you wrote tons, or just a few good nuggets, or nothing at all and enjoyed the forums, listening, learning and making friends.
You are my FAWMily and I treasure every one of these 28 days. Saying farewell until next year is always so hard for me. It's like the end of summer camp when we all get on the bus 😮(
Carry on peeps...keep living and writing all about it. Love to All, Sunnymae


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  • @dawn1 Mar 7

    Thank you for your lovely comments on 'The calm before the storm' 😀 It means a lot to me! I've been listening to your songs and they are awesome, as is your voice and delivery. They are really well crafted songs and your guitar playing is distinctive and beautiful! I am a fan! I haven't had a chance to leave comments as I'd like to listen on repeat and leave feedback but it may take a few days!:)

  • @johnstaples  Mar 2

    "FAWMleys Comet" is a delightful concept!! We should write a song about that!

    I have enjoyed your songs too Sonya and I value your friendship! I'll be listening to more of your stuff before I am done!!!

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 2

    You were a special treat for me this FAWM. You are a treasure!
    I knew we would totally appreciate each other.
    I am hoping to meet you this summer when I come north.
    Will be back to hear more
    I hope to see you this summer
    And congratulations on the win !!

  • @sheamiejay  Mar 1

    I think that's probably the highest compliment I've received for my music. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me. See you again next year, if not sooner.

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 28

    Woo hoo!! Fantastic job getting to 14! Can't wait to listen to the ones I haven't heard yet.

  • @billwhite51 Feb 27

    Sonya, Thank you so much for listening to my songs this month and leaving such encouraging comments. I have been enjoying your work as well, and will be leaving some more comments presently.

  • @driftwood1  Feb 27

    I always wanted to win an award. Thank you so much for the kind words.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 26

    Thanks for visiting my song "reflection"!

  • @jonmeta  Feb 26

    Thank you SO MUCH for offering to do a vocal on "Humans" and for such encouraging words! I look forward to your contribution. It's going to be a great choir.

  • @billwhite51 Feb 25

    Sonya. thank you so much for listening to and leaving such kind words for old men and old women. im glad you got a kick out of it.

  • @crisp1  Feb 25

    Thanks for your kind words, Sonya. I've had a great first FAWM. Actually, beyond all expectations because I didn't really know what to expect. But you are right, it's an amazing community. Super supportive and creative and talented. March is going to be very strange!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 25

    Thanks Sonya! I went back and downloaded it!! I share your feelings about this community! Going back to the "real" world after February is a challenge! I see you are one song away from your trophy! Awesome!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 24

    Hey Sony
    Glad you liked my political satire song 😀
    Looking forward to you checking out Is Wasn't Me.
    I started it as a skirMish song here. Last year I submitted it to The Philadelphia Real Book and just recently found out book will be published end of Feb

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 24

    You should be heard. Don't forget me when you're famous. Haha
    I will message you as I will in Philly/NJ in the summer.
    If you are doing a gig somewhere in NY, my friend and I would come . She goes to the city a lot

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 24

    Hey Sonya
    I knew we would really connect musically after I binge listened to you last year. I am so glad that you finally came over and listened and liked my stuff. You should know that I never totally binge listened to anyone else besides you here 😀

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 22

    Hey girl,
    Glad you finally came by.
    Thanks for the fab comments.
    I started learning French last year so I could sing in French. Long way to go. The Jazz one popped out in an hour. Klaus's lyrics sang themselves:)

  • @wolfkier  Feb 22

    Thanks for checking in. I'm doing ok. This winter is too wonderful to waste it locked in the studio. Hope you're doing well and having a FabFeb too. Wolf xoxo

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 22

    Let's connect. Money doesn't allow me to travel much, but I definitely would love to connect with you.

  • @aflinner Feb 22

    Sonya, thank you so much for your feedback on "It's Been Ages." I'm glad you enjoyed it. 😃

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 22

    Hi! Thanks for those very kind words on, "Mothers Song." So glad you enjoyed it!

  • @ferry0123 Feb 22

    Hey Sonya,
    Yes, Wolf is okay and I'm sure he'll appreciate you asking. He's consciously enjoying the winter, taking things easy.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 22

    Thank YOU for sweetening the FAWM pot.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 20

    Thank you for your encouragement, and for making me laugh, big time. Yeah, I usually am listening, rather than recording my skirmish demos, but I decided I wanted this one out. Of all the flavors I've done in this FAWM, it's a fave. And you, my dear, you already know what a fan of you I am. Big love from Indiana.

  • @woody Feb 15

    Thank you so much for alerting me to my song player mistake on that @brrrse tune I sang.

  • @johncrossman  Feb 15

    Hiya, nice to meet you! Wonderful morph. I enjoyed it very much, listened several times and will come back again. My recording limitations forced me to go without my usual clutter of harmonies, which ended up to be a good thing. You're right on track here, keep it up!

  • @jenhajj Feb 14

    Hey lady! Good to see you here. I'm looking forward to diving into your songs.

  • @marthie Feb 13

    thank you for your feedback on my instrumental raindance: raindance on a dusty road

  • @johncrossman  Feb 13

    Hello there, you're up in the #morph2 chain!
    The chain:
    My entry:

    Remember to tag it with "morph2," post yours on the forum and let the next person in line know. Good luck!

  • @alboe Feb 8

    Catching up on my thankyou's.
    So... thank you very much for listening and commenting to Gone.
    You wrote some kind words, thanks.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 6

    Thanks for the comment on "Good Guys". Glad you liked it.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 6

    Hello, glorious one. Just thanking you for your encouragement. Got the demo up for your listening pleasure, hopefully. 😀

  • @iveg Feb 4

    Hi, Sonya. By SHOW details, I meant you used vivid images of things we can see and touch to show us the scene and the people in it. Those details draw us emotionally deeper into the song. The opposite would be telling. "I feel lonely." would be an example of telling.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 4

    Please tell me you're putting out an album soon. Could listen to you forever.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 4

    So you really are pulling an all-nighter! Hope ya get some great ones tonight! I just turned a one-week old hook into a full chorus that I love! Just need to figure out what it is about...write some verses and a bridge and BAM...another one done!

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 4

    Just huggin' ya, my new friend.

  • @ajna1960  Feb 3

    Hello Sonya 😀 Thanks for your sweet comments on my song 😀
    You are welcome to pick any song I post lyrics for. Just check with me first to make sure that no one else has already asked please - thank you so much for offering 😀

  • @mikhail Feb 3

    thanks very much! your comment made my day!

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 3

    Thanks for the kind comments on my "Addiction" skirmish song. I am happy that you enjoyed it.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2

    Awww, thank you Sonya for your kind words on In The House (We Set On Fire)!!!

  • @njihe Feb 1

    Hello again! FAWM train is the train I'd never let slip off my hands. Good luck with this year!

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 2017