Why this name?
My government name consist of S.L. So for the longest i was just "S.L." which over time S.L. change to Sonny lavender ...... and then change to Sonny Lavae...... to this day most of my friends and fans call me "S.L." which is just the short way of saying my name like the way people call kanye "yae" or Lupe fiasco "Lue"
Do you play live?
Yes I'm a performer/producer I love to be on stage. I play mostly in the midwest region but I'll play wherever fellow artists and fans want me too. Every moment you have doing what you love is a special moment and is a big blessing.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
tremendously in a positive way. Anyone one who has talent has a chance now... it' not all about big corporations controlling everything...... the internet cut out a lot of the politics and brought music back down to it's grassroots.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
yes if it's a good contract (not in to signing away creativity)
Mosty life is my influence.... I take life in and through my music put life out !! that simple
I love my state (kansas) and when I get tired of being at home, anywhere hot or close to the water it cool.