The Sonja Gardner Band began their musical journeys on varied paths bringing with them a plethora of diverse talents and life experiences. Each of those experiences have enhanced and transcended the status quo of quality band music presented to you today.
With Sonja Gardner on lead vocals, Eddie Brodeur on guitar, Bob Schneider on drums and Steve Botsford on bass, each has shared a common drive of musical expression before combining their efforts on the destined day of their meeting; That drive being a passion for music without limitations of style, genre or composition.
From Eddie’s Touring through the 70’s & 80’s with dance bands and headliners, moving on to the corporate band scene and providing lead guitar for Rolling Stones, Elton John & Billy Joel tribute bands, he is accomplished in many genres and is a uniquely diverse artist who can hold down the rhythm as well as shred on the solos. To Bob Schneider’s history of touring the country in bands playing drums to everything from Reggae, to Rock and Country, and Steve Botsford’s playing with the likes of Johnny Paycheck, The Drifters, Peter Noone, Percy Sledge, and others, Sonja’s bandmates brought exceptional musical talent and experience to The Sonja Gardner Band. Their diversity brought the band added strength and uniqueness.
Sonja was signed to an Independent label, Tate Music who produced her album and music video resounding in the genre of Modern Country. Sonja joined the Outpost Opry Variety show where her experiences with both Classic and Modern Country took her to performances on Loretta Lynn’s stage in Nashville, singing with a Grammy Award winner, Becky Hobbs, as well as Conway Twitty’s number one son, Michael Twitty, to headline acts in Branson, Missouri and as an opening act for the Grammy Award winning band, Confederate Railroad.