hese five new tracks will introduce you to the lush voice of Sony Holland. Ms. Holland has appeared at festivals and nightclubs across the U.S.A. and Asia. Sony's renditions of jazz standards have made her a draw at venues such as the Blue Note in NYC, the Catalina in L.A., Yoshi's in San Francisco & Oakland and many more.
Though she has earned a reputation as an impeccable interpreter of the classics these new tracks showcase Sony's originality and versatility. Written by guitarist Jerry Holland the songs were cut with some of L.A.'s top young session players and recorded by Grammy nominated engineer, Bill Smith. Sony co-produced with Jerry Holland and sang all of the projects multi-layered background vocals.
The set opens with I'LL LEAD THE WAY. The introductory verse and swinging style make this tune feel as if it were written in the 30's or 40's... and Sony delivers the lyric with the confident sex appeal of a young Peggy Lee. AS YOU ARE is a beautiful blend of pop and bossa nova. Sony's tender lead vocal is backed by a silky smooth track. Her rich backgrounds and Jerry's elegant guitar solo are also featured. In THE L.A. OF MY DREAMS Sony paints a picture of a perfect Los Angeles... where the sky is 'radiantly blue', traffic is 'a gentle joy ride to the beach' and George Clooney is among her adoring fans! Though that may all be a fantasy, love is what matters most in life. The stirring pop ballad WHEN I FIND YOU is next. Anyone who has ever loved someone with a
lost or troubled soul can identify with this plaintive lyric. The set concludes with THIS CITY IS MINE. Sony's passionate delivery transports the listener directly into the heart of Manhattan...
brownstone, bodega, skyscraper, slum!
Sax man Alex Budman adds some brassy New York grit.
CREDITS: Sony Holland, lead & background vocals: Jerry Holland, guitars: David Hughes, bass: Dennis Hamm, keyboards: (Andy Langham, piano on This City Is Mine), Kendall Kay, drums: Alex Budman, saxophone: All songs by Jerry Holland: c. HeebaLibra Music, BMI. Produced by Jerry Holland & Sony Holland. Recorded & Mixed by Bill Smith at Clearlake and LAFX Studios in Los Angeles. Photos, Jenn Hoffman: Graphics, Chris & Terry Dudley.