Sonia Wilson is a now NZ-based Franco-American singer, songwriter and musician. Raised in Paris, France, by two American parents and a member of both gospel and world music acapella choirs from a young age, Sonia infuses into her music a wide variety of languages, colours and cultures: from the streets of Paris through Kenyan savannah to remote villages in the Himalayas and all the way to Aotearoa, music has afforded Sonia the opportunity to travel around the world.

She is currently a guitarist in the 8-guitar Gitbox Rebellion group, lead and harmony singer with various local bands including Chris Priestley’s “Unsung Heroes” and a core team member of the Seattle-based Tiny Orchestral Moments international music ensemble.

As a graduate from the California Institute of Integral Studies course “Sound, Voice and Music Healing” in San Francisco, Sonia is also a sound healing practitioner.

Besides performing music, she teaches music privately and runs weekly Sunday group ukulele and singing classes in Auckland:


… Projects happening in 2021/2022:

“Sonia & Nigel”: duo project with Nigel Gavin on 7-string guitar.

A mix of French, Kiwi, American and other songs from around the world and their own compositions. The duo’s first collaborative French album “Ma Vie En Jeu” is scheduled for release in 2022.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/sonianigelmusic

“Bleu Blanc Rouge Trio”: French trio with Nigel Gavin (above) on guitar, Tracey Collins on accordion and Sonia Wilson on lead vocals and ukulele. A 2022 national tour of New Zealand is in the works in collaboration with the Alliance Française network.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/BleuBlancRougeTrio

“Gitbox Rebellion”: instrumental guitar ensemble Sonia plays in. Mainly original music composed by and for the group. They recently released a new album “Curveball” and toured New Zealand in 2021 with Arts on Tour.

Link: https://www.gitboxrebellion.nz or https://www.facebook.com/GitboxRebellion

Singing harmony with “Unsung Heroes”: Chris Priestley’s musical project – old images and
new songs about New Zealand’s history.
A multimedia musical tour of New Zealand is scheduled for March/April ’22.

Link: https://relicsmusic.co.nz/products/priestleychrisunsungheroescdnew

“In This Together – NZ Arts Connections”: a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multimedia
I initiated with Swedish saxophonist Hanna Wiskari in 2020 to showcase the diverse cultures and talents of musicians and artists living in Aotearoa. Our crowdfunding campaign for this project was successful but covid created some delays, so this is still a work in progress…

Link: https://www.facebook.com/nzartsconnections

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“4 Strings Sing”: ukulele orchestra performing ensemble born out of my Sunday
ukulele classes. This ensemble performs at community events of various natures and occasionally as a hire-band for functions.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/4stringssing

“Tainui Tuesdays”: Devonport’s own classic rock/country/folk/Parisian chanson cover band. A six-piece band of friends who meet weekly on Tainui Road to share their passion for music and perform in local Devonport venues: Brian Stewart (guitar & vocals), Debbie Stewart (keyboard, accordion & vocals), Mal McCallum (bass & vocals), Sean Rundle (percussion/drums & vocals), Nigel Gavin (guitar & vocals) and Sonia Wilson (ukulele/guitar & vocals).

Link: https://www.facebook.com/TainuiTuesdays

“Tiny Orchestral Moments”: a wonderful Seattle-based international collaborative music
project Nigel Gavin and I have been involved with as recording and performing artists for the past six years.

Link: http://www.tinyorchestralmoments.com/

Session singing: I have been invited to sing as a harmony vocalist on various artist’s albums and enjoy this work very much. I hope to do more of it. Please feel free to get in touch via this page if you are looking to hire a singer for your recording or performance projects! Thank you.

Link: https://soundcloud.com/soniawilsonmusic

Thank you for taking time to visit my page and I hope to hear from you soon! XOXO Sonia

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