Holland is best known for its cycle friendly atmosphere, spring tulips, and iconic windmills. Ask many locals to name another Holland trademark and many will refer you to the best entertainment band in Holland, Sonny's Inc.
With their memorable music, Sonny's Inc. has performed in front of royalty and at every major venue in Holland. Along the way they've built a glowing reputation with their unique sound and distinct catalog of songs in English, Dutch and Spanish.
"I started to make music because I wanted to make people happy and provide them with a mental break."
says Sonny Hoogwerf, the group's founder and lead singer. In the late 1990’s, Sonny began building a diverse band whose talents could switch from one style to another. His desire was to produce a rich mix of rock, soul, jazz, Latin, folk, and dance music; a sound that audiences would find both familiar and unique. The seven-piece group Sonny formed was a collection of Holland’s finest musicians, all trained at the Academy of Music.
The seven-piece group Sonny formed was a collection of Holland’s finest musicians, all trained at the Academy of Music. Those who saw their performances were witnesses to the band’s unique ability to make them feel a part of the performance. They did this with their eclectic song list that drew from the works of legends Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Robbie Williams and Frank Sinatra. And, just when you thought you've heard it all they delivered a sultry, seductive Latin vibe.
“It’s a performance born out of authenticity, it’s important to me that people know that I'm not faking it.”
The album's title, Sophisticated, reflects the big band's style of fusing six horns, piano and a rhythm section to produce a unique mix of soul, jazz and latin tracks.
“It’s the aspect of music that I'm most proud of, finding musicians that are able to switch from one style to another and do it as well as anyone.”
Among their thousands of performances, Sonny's Inc. has had the honor of performing for the Royal Family of the Netherlands twice. In 1998, at The Palace Het Loo for the marriage of Prince Maurits and Princess Marilene of the Netherlands. Then again in 2004, _ for the official inauguration of Calatrava Bridges for the Royal Highness Queen Beatrix.
Sonny's Inc. has played with much pleasure for among others: La Promesse Groep, Joop van den Ende Producties, De Mol Wentink Evenementen, Stokvis Evenementen, Peters & Ter Linde, Marc van Laere Producties, IDTV, De Otter & de Vries Producties, Incentive Holland Business Events, Dechesne & Boertje Business Events, Nike Event Consultants,Target Entertainment, Planet Events, Bernie Brilman PCO, Jean-Pierre Carlier Producties, Marie Aubain Events, WOP.NL, Team de Boer & Sierhuis entertainment,