José Santiago, Sonic

José Santiago


Fri · August 9, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

José Santiago
José Santiago
Formerly known as R3, Jose Santiago has been gracing stages, setting recording booths on fire, and winning the hearts of many fans across the globe for over 10 years. His eclectic style has won him a plaque in the '09 Top 5 Underground Artist of the Year Awards, and landed him a recording deal with Pitbull Mr. 305 Inc.'s own recording artist, Jamie Drastik under the Prospect Music Group record label. In 2010 Jose toured the states with LMFAO and by 2013 his voice was breaking airwaves featuring on DJ Suss One's "Single For Tonight" with Flo-Rida and Jamie Drastik. To add to his impressive resume, José has produced, composed, and/or co-written songs with artists like Rocnation's own UFO Fev, UK songstress Remi Lewis, and Jennifer Denali, just to name a few. Along with the change to his born name, Jose continues to reinvent his sound and has matured into a solid songwriter, one who can compete with the juggernauts of the music business. From mixtapes "New To You" and "Bullshittin In The Basement" to "Pleasure 2 Meet U" there's an apparent sense of originality and growth. Now, with the release of his latest EP "Breathe," Jose's proven he's leading his own marathon with no-one in sight. Stars do fade away but expect this one to shine for a very long time.
Originally hailing from the Bay Area, Sonic is an innovative and formidable vocalist and creative artisan currently residing in New York City. Sonic’s soulfully versatile and dynamic sound is uniquely amplified by the fact that she is completely deaf in one ear. The name “Sonic”, represents her distinctive ability to break barriers and transcend the limitations of her abilities through the gift and expression of song.

In 2015, Sonic secured a spot on The Voice Season 8, singing her way to the Top 20. Later that summer, she dropped her multifaceted mixtape WAV, and last year, she released the empowering anthem, “I Can Be Lonely”.

In 2018, Sonic formed Womxyn Amplify Vibrations (W.A.V), a team dedicated to amplifying the voices of queer and trans womxn of color artists. Together, they successfully launched the Airbnb concert Sisters Unsigned: An Intimate Concert by Womxn. As co-host & headliner, Sonic ensures that her songs speak to her truth as a queer woman of color in the world.

She just released her first LP ""Seasons"", available everywhere January 1st!
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003