SONGWRITER x PRODUCER
“My job as a writer and producer is to act as a support system for the music the artist wants to make. It’s important that an artist sounds how they sound, but it’s my job to tip the scales slightly and push them to think bigger and be riskier".
A firm believer that the art of recording is best learnt by making records, two time Juno-Award nominee SONNER, has had the opportunity to learn from and work alongside the industry’s best. In the summer of 2013, Sonner set off to Los Angeles to work under the mentorship of Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum producer, Keith Harris (Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown). The experience proved invaluable, as SONNER was able to refine his production techniques and philosophies, while assisting on sessions with artists such as Will.I.AM, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Estelle.
While attaining his Bachelors Degree in music from the University of Western Ontario, Sonner helped launch the career of Canadian artist, Liz Coyles, co-writing and co-producing her top 20 hit, Butterflies. The track broke the Billboard top 40 and also earned a nomination at the 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards. Upon graduating, he began working at one of Toronto’s premier recording studios, Revolution Recording, before working with hit Canadian producer/songwriter Thomas “Tawgs” Salter (Josh Groban, Walk Off the Earth, and Lights).
Having earned a reputation for his ability to recognize and develop untapped talent, SONNER has consistently helped aspiring artists find their vision and voice. His recent work with newly signed Universal Music Artist, NEFE, budding indie-electro band, BLAJK, and Toronto native, SAYA, demonstrates SONNER's ability to nurture, build, and refine talent.
His extensive musical background combined with his vast production knowledge has allowed Sonner to build a unique writing and production style, striving to combine both the techniques and philosophies of the “greats” with the forward-thinking concepts and sound of what is to come.