Sonny Emory – drums

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Sonny Emory featured on: Halcyon Days, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, Levitate, Bride of the Noisemakers, Rehab Reunion

Collaborations: Earth Wind and Fire, Jennifer Lopez, B52s, Paula Abdul

Sonny Emory shares much with Bruce Hornsby.

Sonny Emory
Sonny Emory

He is a jazz graduate the same as Bruce. He is in great demand. And his high regard is borne out by the list of artists who he has worked with. They include Bette Midler, Al Jarreau, Paula Abdul, Boz Skaggs, the B52s, Steely Dan, Jennifer Lopez and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Bruce considers himself very fortunate to include him as a long-time Noisemaker.

Creatively restless, he has a number of releases to his name which can be purchased from his official website. Additionally, Sonny holds drum clinics to encourage today’s up-and-coming musicians to excel in their chosen field.

Sonny Emory and the Noisemakers

Sonny signed up to the Noisemakers in 2002. With no rehearsal whatsoever, Sonny settled straight into the live performances. The nature of Bruce’s spontaneous shows demand a lot from the band, and Sonny would drive songs that had not been played for years.

His on-stage humour with J.V. Collier was a regular feature of each show.

Sonny Emory left his role as regular drummer for Bruce Hornsby in 2018 to tour with Eric Clapton and Japanese band “Dreams Come True”.