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What’s happening in Sonar World?

  • Cary has just found out that her track ‘Groundhog Day’ was played on Radio 1 last year apparently;
  • Cary working on new tracks at Big Sky Studio with Josh producing and Jake drumming;
  • She’s The Leader facebook page had some new visitors;
  • Find Sonar on Facebook
  • Video of the month – Mysterious Monks – Money Lender

  • The Sonar website has been revamped and updated;
  • Cary L is in the studio recording some new tracks for the Summer!
  • Mysterious Monks release new album ‘Viva Voce’ available through our vinyl and CD store;
  • Crokodile Tears play the Godiva Festival;
  • Martin Bowes from Coventry Band Attrition is compiling a special album to celebrate the Coventry Music Museum and Sonar have submitted a few tracks to hopefully be included… be updated.

The Sonar Group

The Sonar Group

We are a family run independent Record and Music Publishing company based in Coventry, England.  Established for over 30 years we have a catalogue of predominantly Coventry based artists.  To celebrate our 25 year anniversary in 2009 we released a compilation album (Sonar Music – 25 years)  and Chris Sidwell (Crokodile Tears) put together a press release for the album which explains it all…..

Plumbing the depths of Sonar Records – 2009

Liverpool had the Cavern Club and Ringo Starr but here in Coventry we had Cabin Studios and Robin Hill.  

It’s hard to believe that we’ve now had over 25 years of Sonar Music and indeed Cabin Studios and that’s all thanks largely to one man, Jon Lord (but not the one in Deep Purple as he always reminds us!) Producer Paul Sampson who has also been at the Cabin from the start crops up a lot on these tracks and is well known for his work with Catatonia and the Primitives along with many others.

Gdansk take their name from a place far, far away. ‘Stand up’ is taken from their first E. P. and feature the Cunningham (Cov’s very own Gallagher?) brother and are still gigging today. This might make Gdansk one of the longest running of the ‘new wave’ of Cov. bands (post Lft. Pigeon).

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Sonar Artists

Mysterious Monks

The Monks hail from Coventry and have a mysterious, yet interesting history.

Graham Wale (keyboards, lead vocalist and composer) and Jon Lord. (lyricist and lead vocals) have been meeting every week to write songs together for over 45 years. They have released 4 albums on our Psalm Reader record label.

Crokodile Tears

The Croks have been releasing product on dodgy Ticket records since the beginning. See the homepage for latest news.

Read more history of the Croks on here
Find out what they are up to here here

Cary L

Cary has been releasing product on Sonar records since the beginning. See the homepage for latest news and her own page for more details.

The Sweethearts

Coventry’s hip duo take their influences from American sitcom ‘Laverne and Shirley’ for the immensely catchy ‘Laverne I Love You’. Once this gets into your head you won’t get rid of it.



How to contact us

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Retail Shop

Retail Shop

Welcome to our retail shop. We sell vinyl and CD’s from our Sonar Artists from here

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