Recently named 'The Best Emerging Voice of 2018' by the Las Vegas Weekly. "With a looper and guitar, Las Vegas musician Sonia Barcelona is making waves. Disenfranchised with years of studying accounting, the up-and-coming musician ditched the debits and credits at 19 and picked up her ukulele because she knew making music was her calling. She describes herself at that time as being shy and quiet.
After performing at a few events, the desire to further pursue music became apparent. However, the butterflies never completely go away. 'Each performance I’m always afraid. It’s just a matter of putting on a good poker face,' Barcelona says.
You wouldn’t know it by her poised confidence. Barcelona prefers to perform solo, using her RC-30 looper to maintain a chorus and rhythm in lieu of a band.
Her musical style is a combination of indie and pop with elements of bossa nova sprinkled in. Portuguese music, according to Barcelona, is among her biggest influences, along with Warpaint and Stevie Nicks."
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Sonia is sponsored by Gibson Guitars and plays a Gibson Firebird & Gibson M2. She has opened for internationally touring bands like Japanese Breakfast, SALES, No Vacation, and Pearl Charles.
Sonia is also a photographer by trade and runs a monthly portrait event called Photos 4 The People in the Las Vegas community. More details at www.photos4thepeople.com