Bio

The Short of it:

Combine Meghan Trainor’s retro pop beats interwoven with Fiona Apple’s lyrical aptitude and Sara Bareilles’ piano styling, to understand some of Sonnet Simmons’ sound. Sonnet, her given name, delivers a fresh perspective of indie pop, illuminated with pulsating electronic beats and themes that connect across emotional lines. Sonnet’s music entices you into her soul while it convinces you to explore your own. Take a listen to Sonnet’s upbeat empowering anthemic songs and dark soulful haunting ones as well.

Born in Athens, Greece, Sonnet was raised in a cult up until the age of 5 when she, her sister and her mother escaped. She grew up in LA and got an opera scholarship to UCLA, where she studied both opera, jazz, and pop. Songwriting was the missing link in discovering her true voice as an artist.

You’ve heard her songs in ads like Coca Cola, Volkswagen, GoDaddy, Reebok, Nike, T-Mobile, Starbucks and shows like Younger, Riverdale, and Katy Keene… She garnered the love of America as a top contestant on ABC’s Rising Star.  She captivates her audience with her soulful, unworldly voice and clever thought provoking lyrics.

Former VP of Catch the Moon Music Licensing, Sonnet Co-Founded Sync It! Music w John Clinebell and takes great joy in helping other artists create a living doing what the love.

Most recently, Sonnet has been seen and heard singing at the Hollywood Bowl and Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall with Kamasi Washington and Miles Mosley.

Sonnet lives in LA with her husband and a baby girl on the way. 🙂

“…SONNET’S MUSIC ENTICES YOU INTO HER SOUL WHILE IT CONVINCES YOU TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN…”PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN, MUSIC FRIDAY
“…YOU HAVE ONE OF THOSE VOICES (SONNET) THAT IS LIKE…WHAT IS THAT…IN A GOOD WAY.  IT’S LIKE SOMETHING WE’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE…” BRAD PAISLEY 
“…I WAS ENTRANCED BY YOU…” KESHA