Sonya Heller 17


12724 US   Jan 2012  

Artist Bio

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

Its always mind-blowing to me how February comes upon us and we all pop up like little mushrooms getting ready to cook up a great dish. I do in great part mark the passage of time with this group especially because it encompasses the whole of who I am as an artist. It is a focused concentration and gift to myself to forgo life's everyday and move into a blessed bubble for 28 days. Something I doubt many of us get to do throughout the year. So here I am again with the usual doubts of much happening.. and then the magic starts. As always I stay open to the muses come what may.
On a technical level I have updated my recording gear... interfaces, monitors, a really good mic, new headphones and some soundproofing in the hopes of making more usable tracks. Have an amazing time everyone and may the force be with you!

I think this is my sixth FAWM!. So glad to be back. I'm going to be in the middle of moving for the whole month of February so a lot of my time will be spent between my old and new place AND my car. Somehow I'll try to make this work and have the road and the inconsistency of the month Feed the Muse. As usual I have no idea what I will come with and I'm very doubtful I'll even have anything and I say that every year.
Looking forward to hearing what you all come up with this year. Especially looking forward to collaborations and song morphing and of course the ever famous song skirmishes.
I love my FAWMily


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  • @barbara  Apr 4

    Super! No pressure, and all the artistic leeway you want, if you decide to play with it.

  • @barbara  Apr 2

    Hi! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading 'Immolation' and you certainly gave my day a lift with your enthusiasm for it! It's wonderful to create just for your own amusement, and then find someone else gets off on it. If you happened to be inspired to create that music in your head, I'd be completely honored to have a post-FAWM collab with you. But the gift is already given, and thank you.

  • @cynthiawolff  Mar 20

    Thanks so much for your visit and kind encouragement...

  • @billwhite51 Mar 12

    i have your song and bio for the april issue.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 11

    I've got SO much listening to catch up on... I've given up on listening through everything I want to but I have a few hundred to go before I'm content... so I guess I'll just keep on listening. And I want to listen to more of your stuff too. You have such a wonderful musical sense and imagination to your works. Love it.

  • @kahlo2013  Mar 9

    I would LOVE that! Anytime!

  • @lanasolyluna Mar 7

    Thank you so much for your comment. Watchlisted!! 😍 Congrats on winning FAWM.

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 6

    Thank you for wonderful comments, dear one. Just getting around to make rounds

  • @billwhite51 Mar 6

    third time, no charm. try cutting and pasting,

  • @billwhite51 Mar 6

    still no email

  • @billwhite51 Mar 5

    did not receive email

  • @billwhite51 Mar 5

    thank you sonya, for giving elusive angels such a deep listen, and for leaving comments. the like as which people such as myself only dream about. i am so happy the song meant something to you, and that you find value in it.

  • @coffeeinthesink Mar 4

    Hey Sonya - I just came across your comment on Cry For Me and wanted to say thank you. It is indeed autobiographical πŸ˜€ Looking forward to seeing you at the next FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 3

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my collabs "Move On" and "Since We First Touched" I appreciate it!

  • @siebass Mar 2

    @sunnymae no that makes sense, I just didn't understand without the extra context. Thanks!

  • @johncrossman  Mar 2

    Howdy, I couldn't remember if I stopped by to say a hearty thank you for the comments in the middle/end there of this thing. I was dragging lagging and flagging and really appreciated the just-in-time encouragement! And congrats on a successful fawm with several new faves. πŸ˜€

  • @haim  Mar 2

    Gotta say thanks for your comments on my songs this year, especially on one im reading right now in my song "coming back", you said you wanted it on my album. Thank you so much, it helps with my way...! How was fawm for you?

  • @siebass Mar 2

    @sunnymae question, what is the "W" about in the title? that's the part I don't quite understand.


  • @gregwere Feb 25

    no problems Sonya - you're the second person who has congratulated me on my trophy but I have no idea what people are talking about? I stumbled on you because I also wrote an Avalanche song, which I thought was bit funny. Hope you've enjoyed FAWM, I've had a lot of fun.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 25

    Songbird Sistah! You have boosted my spirits and I would sing with you any day, thank you for all of your encouragement, I got myself so far behind and I am very behind in my listening, forgive me!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 23

    Hey Sonya! CONGRATULATIONS on your trophy!!! And we still have almost a week to go!

  • @repsurepa Feb 21

    Thank you for the warm greeting! So nice to hear πŸ˜€

  • @candle  Feb 21

    Thank you so much for your kind words on The Mellow Road. I'm not sure if I will go back & finish it. Time will tell.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @ohwell123 Feb 20

    Thank you very much for your comment on my song! I am grateful for your kind words.

  • @lain Feb 18

    Thank you for your comment on my soundboard πŸ˜€
    Just have Started focusing again on Creating some German music, I am excited how you find it πŸ˜€

  • @avidfanman  Feb 17

    Thank you for your kind words on my interpretation of Kicking & Screaming!

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  • @misterd Feb 17

    Thankyou for listening and your kind and thoughtful comments on my song β€˜Heartbeats’! It’s really special when people hear one’s songs and it resonated with them . I feel gratitude . Thankyou ever so much !

  • @wr3n  Feb 15

    Thank you for the wonderful comments on Understand This as well as the forum mention! Really brightened my day πŸ˜€

  • @piney  Feb 13

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment. πŸ˜€

  • @phoenixash Feb 12

    Thanks for you comment on my song. <3 Keep up the awesome work

  • @tiller2  Feb 11

    Thanks for your very kind comment about "I Was Not a Liar." Made me feel great πŸ˜€

  • @tezzbass  Feb 2019

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on wooden bone!

  • @hummingbear Feb 2019

    My head is two sizes too big from your praise. Thank you! It means a lot to me. (Good thing these winter hats are knitted and very stretchy.)

  • @njihe Feb 2019

    Greetings from the snowy Finnish woods!

  • @jorh Feb 2019

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my lyrics, your too kind!

  • @lain Feb 2019

    Hey there, thanks for your comment - yeah, I am slowly understanding how it works here.. thank you for encouraging me.. so far I have only recorded two things on my phone.. And I will have to find a way how to get this on soundcloud as I don`t have a good recording software at the moment... πŸ˜‰ Now will listen to your songs πŸ˜€

  • @haim  Feb 2019

    Hi Sonya! I see your fawm is going great, four songs already! Anything interesting under your belt?

  • @goldelion  Feb 2019

    Thank you for recommending my Coleoid song, and saying such thoughtful things about it. I really appreciate it! πŸ˜€

  • @jackketch Feb 2019

    Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment on the Holy 29!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 2019

    Hiya sunny/Sonya, good to see you back for more of this fantastic madness! You're already doing great. πŸ˜€

  • @wolfkier Feb 2019


  • @lain Feb 2019

    Thank you for your comment ! You are an experienced Fawmling.. I don`t even have a clue how to start this 😁 Just start writing I guess? How do I upload a song? Only Soundcloud? Greetings from Germany! How is your first day going?

  • @andygetch  Feb 2019

    Hi Sonja, you're up on Morph 1 have fun with it!

  • @deonnek  Feb 2019

    Hey @sunnymae, looking forward to hearing your songs! Cheers to a productive FAWM.

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2019

    Hi Sonya

    Here we are again.
    Happy FAWMing

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2019

    Oh boy one of my faves!!
    Can’t wait to hear your amazing work

  • @wolfkier Jan 2019

    Hey, thanks for the lovely warm greeting. Hoping to participate this year. Wishing you a happy inspired FAWM19.

  • @andygetch  Jan 2019

    Hi Sonya, I'm looking forward to hearing your music. Have a great FAWM!

  • @gardeningangel1 Jan 2019

    Hi Sonya! Counting the days and preparing my gear, excited to hear what you cook up this year. Happy Fawning! πŸ˜€

  • @vgenfan Jan 2019

    Hey sunnymae! Made it here!!

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @marthie Jan 2019

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this year’s FAWM.
    Let’s play, write and listen!🎢🎢🎢🎢
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2019

    Hi there! I was so moved and intrigued by your post in the forum that I needed to address you directly. I loved every part of your post about starting in FAWM. I can relate to nearly all of what you wrote about your experience. I started out nearly the same as you and this month (bubble) still continues to invigorate and intrigue me. I try to explain it to my wife, who nearly gets it, but it is probably the best personal part of my year. I appreciate what you wrote and extend my best to you.

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2019

    Hiya Sonya! Happy FAWM 2019!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2019

    Hoping to hear your voice once more!!