Sonny T.

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Sonny T. (born Sonny Thompson) is an American bass player. He was a member of The New Power Generation, Prince's recording and stage band, from 1991–1996.

Sonny T.
Birth nameSonny Thompson
GenresFunk, R&B, pop rock
Occupation(s)Vocalist, musician
InstrumentsBass Guitar
Years active1991–present
Associated actsNew Power Generation, Nick Jonas & The Administration

Sonny T. was a member of the Minneapolis bands Back to Black and The Lewis Connection. Prince played guitar and sang backing vocals on the Sonny T composition 'Got To Be Something Here' a recording on The Lewis Connection's self-titled and only album. The track was recorded in late 1976 or early 1977 at Sound 80, while Prince also worked on his own tracks (notably this was Prince's first recording).

In 2010, Sonny T. became a member of Nick Jonas and the Administration (a project created BY Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers) along with other former members of the New Power Generation, drummer Michael Bland and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella,[1] as well as bassist and producer John Fields who was also the producer of the Jonas Brothers music.

From 2015 to the present, Sonny T. has been playing with Minneapolis artist Alex Rossi creating a distinctive and funky style of music.


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