Sonia Dada is a Chicago-based rock/soul/rhythm and blues band, which tours with anywhere from six to eight members. The band formed in 1990, when founding member Daniel Pritzker enlisted Michael Scott, Paris Delane, and Sam Hogan after hearing them sing in a subway station. Sonia Dada has become a mainstay of the Chicago musical scene in the years since, incorporating elements of rock, soul, gospel, and funk.
Their 1992 debut album, Sonia Dada, produced a major radio hit, “You Don’t Treat Me No Good”, and sold more than 100,000 copies. The album peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in 1993. In 1994, the band’s tour saw them opening for the group Traffic, as well as headlining an extremely successful Australian tour. The album reached #1 on the Australian ARIA charts and was the #13 highest selling album for the year of 1993. The single “You Don’t Treat Me No Good” was a #1 hit and the #3 highest selling single for the same year, while “You Aint Thinking (About Me)” was #40. However, they are known primarily as a one-hit wonder there. On the Australian ARIA charts “You Aint Thinking (About Me)” reached #3.
Since then, Sonia Dada has released four studio albums and a live album. Their 2004 release, Test Pattern, was released in a deluxe edition with a bonus DVD containing short films by Jeth Weinrich.
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