Before Sonny Hell found his own sound (and his moniker) he toured as a guitar player with Santigold, Oberhofer, VHS or Beta and many others, opening for artists such as Björk, Gary Numan and The Neighbourhood. He has appeared on a varied set of recordings, including an early Diplo mixtape, a Shakira song, and the soundtrack to Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” More recently, he co-wrote and played on Ho99o9’s debut album “United States Of Horror.”
Sonny Hell lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn and lives off a diet of Roberta's Pizza and KCBC beers.
Sonny Hell draws his inspiration from some of his favorite albums... iconic rock n roll records from the mid-70s to the early-90s like Blank Generation, Another Music From a Different Kitchen, The Clash, Transformer, The Idiot, The Cars, Psychocandy, Unknown Pleasures, Nevermind.... and his lyrics are straightforward and honest, reflections on modern anxieties and depression, the realities of New York city life, the end of a romance and the end of the world. It all coalesces into a sound that owes as much to first wave punk and post-punk from NYC and the UK as it does to Seattle grunge.