Sonny a.k.a “Mr. Rhythm-and-Blues” (born 1983, Sopron, Hungary) is a singer and guitar player, one of the few rhythm and blues acts in Europe today who perform in the original 1940s–1950s style.
In 2000 he teamed up with Charming Marty harmonica player, and with him and Wins Huber guitarist and Buddy Benkey bass player he founded his own band “Sonny and his Wild Cows” in 2002. This band played (and is still playin’) a unique mix of almost all kinds of American music of the 1940’s and 50’s, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, rock-a-billy, swing, country and western. Very soon they got famous of their wild and extraordinary performances.
They appeared many times on the national television of Hungary, and they’re still playin’ quite a lot of gigs in Hungary, but from like 2008 they’re tourin’ a lot all around Europe, played in 15 countries succesfully, great festivals and nice clubs, including the Rhythm Riot in England (as the first Eastern European band in the festival’s 15 years history), Motorcycle Gang Jamboree and Red Moon Fest in Italy, South Island Rumble in Denmark, Tear It Up!! festival in Croatia, Sziget festival in Hungary, Polish Boogie festival in Poland, D’Hiver Rock festival and Festival des Arts de Rue in Belgium, Head Banging festival in Germany, Sighisora Blues festival in Romania, In Wires festival in Serbia, and many other international festivals, and also great clubs in London, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Roma, Berlin, Praha, Wien, Zagreb, etc.
Current members of the band are:
Sonny – vocal, guitar
Crazy Benny – piano
Gordon Taylor – bass
Little Tommy – drums