British singer/songwriter Sasha McVeigh, and American singer/songwriter Sonia Leigh have been making an impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Now these two talented, female artists are joining forces for one, mega co-headline tour of UK and Ireland.
Having completed two successful US tours including performances on the main stage at major music festivals and at The Academy of Country Music Awards Kick-Off Concert, alongside some of country music’s biggest artists, as well as touring on “home-turf”, British country singer/songwriter, Sasha McVeigh, has been making an impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Sasha flew to Nashville at the beginning on the year to record her highly anticipated debut album, to be released in April/May 2015. With strong support from BBC Introducing (having been chosen as “Best of the Best”), in addition to a tour of the US and Canada in the summer, this year has a lot in store for this up and coming artist, who has been named as one to watch in 2015 and one of the pioneers in the resurgence of country music in the UK.
A BMI award winning songwriter, Georgia-born Sonia Leigh co-wrote two #1 songs for the Zac Brown Band (“Goodbye In Her Eyes” and “Sweet Annie”). She released her latest EP, Counting Skeletons, in 2014 and had her song “Put It In Your Pocket” found success, the same year, on Sirius XM’s The Highway. Her current single “When We Are Alone” can be found On The Horizon on The Highway. Her rich, varied and soulful writing and singing style is definitely Southern country and rock, but also contains strong traces of soul, blues and folk as well.
Both artists recently performed at the C2C Country 2 Country Festival at The O2 in London, to audiences that packed out their sets on both the Saturday and Sunday. Therefore it seemed to make sense to put these two powerhouse artists together to embark on one, big co-headline tour of the UK and Ireland.
Sasha McVeigh’s sound has been described as totally unique, with elements of country, folk, blues and pop in her music. Sonia Leigh has often been compared to artists such as Janis Joplin and KT Tunstall, with more rock and alternative edge.
Catch these two talented, female artists on tour in April for a show not to be missed.