The musicianship and prevailing love for the craft rings clearly in their songs. Now we will learn of the struggle to success the triumph over self-doubt and the accomplishments of two friends.
GOM: How long has Sonneman/Lacefield been together making music?
Brian Sonneman for “Sonneman/Lacefield: Sean Lacefield and I met Feb.2 2001 We were both in other bands playing on the same bill. It wasn’t under a few months later that we started playing together. But this has been asked and told before.
GOM: Ok, moving right along then. Where do you draw from when you are writing a song?
Brian Sonneman for “Sonneman/Lacefield: my soul and eperiences I have had throughout my life. Some good some bad.
GOM: Good answer! I have listened to all of the songs on your site. The music and the lyrics are so diverse do you think it’s a good idea to have the songs be so different? Will it give people the wrong impression on what you are really trying to push?
Brian Sonneman for “Sonneman/Lacefield: I have two answers for ya Susan. 1st. The songs on my Mp3 site are a mix of my solo tunes and the tunes Sean and I have written together. So they will be different. 2nd. I don’t really care. I am at a place in my life now where i have been doing this for so long it doesn’t matter to me what i “push”. My fans seems to like it. Bands that sound the same bore me. and i dont dictate what my heart is going to feel.
GOM: Lyrically you have a hint faith in some of the songs. Are you keeping the option of being in the Christian market open?
Brian Sonneman for “Sonneman/Lacefield: I am a Christian and while I will never hide from that fact I won’t try to profit from it ether. If my words help someone that’s enough for me. I wonder about those who target the Christian market. Who are they really reaching out to? To me it is kind of like a guitar player turned bass player because he was lacking in skill on six strings. Not that all of the groups in the Christian market are like this but I think a lot of bands/artists shoot for that market because they think it will be easier to get into. Another reason is I am singer song writer not a role model.
GOM: So would you say you were following in the foot steps of bands like Creed?
Brian Sonneman for “Sonneman/Lacefield: No, while I believe Scott shaft writes with honest conviction. I have been at this a lot longer than him. We are about the same age but I was fronting bands before Scott decided to be a singer.
GOM: Where do you see Sonneman/Lacefield going with this music?
Brian Sonneman for “Sonneman/Lacefield: There is no grand sceem. I just want to grow as an artist. I can’t speak for Sean but i can bet he would say the same thing. It’s not that we wouldn’t love to be heard on the radio and sell records etc. It’s just that music is first.
Brian I thank you for your time. I am fan of your music wherever you decide to take it. I respect your views and your ability to articulate them.