Sophie – Jazz Singer | UK
Sophie is a very unique and talented vocalist and has a great deal of experience performing jazz, swing, rhythm ‘n’ blues soul, motown, pop and rock with an extensive set list. This enables her to provide a varied set and size of band catering for most events and age groups. She has performed at hundreds of venues, clubs, corporate events and music festival across the world.
Sophie was awarded for being the finalist in the Perrier Young Jazz Vocalist Awards. She has written and performed theme music for TV and acted and sung in tv productions and films.
Sophie has entertained Van Morrison, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Keith Emerson of 70’s supergroup Emerson Lake and Palmer. She performed at the first corporate event at the new Millennium 02 building, opening for The Sugababes and McFly. She has also supported Will Young.
Soft drinks and either a hot meal, or buffet food to be supplied to all musicians and crew for the duration of our performance. Sophie has her own PA system and lighting which is always included in her costs. Only for really big corporate events would she perhaps need something more powerful. The stage area for a 3, 4 or 5 piece band would need to be a minimum of 14ft x 8ft. For a solo or duo performance the minimum space required would be 8ft x 8ft.
Standard Length of Performance:
3 x 40 minute sets or 2 x 1 hour sets.
“With her clear candid voice and unaffected style she has the knack of making a song swing and her interpretations are original. A great CD. Crisp playing, neat arrangements, great standards, fine new material – and above all a singer who brings every song vividly to life…….”
– The Observer
“One of the most stylish British vocalists. Her debut album supplies an exceptionally thoughtful mix of the familiar and unfamiliar………”
– The Times
“Hail [Sophie], jazz is back. Having suffered years of musical swipes and mickey-taking, this much-maligned art form is reclaiming itself from the wispy beard and rollneck set and acts like [Sophie] are leading the charge……”
– Time Out
“This is a firmly handled debut by this UK-based singer and her small swing-bop quintet………”
“Sophie handles the changes in mood and tempo with great assurance and style. It may have been a long time coming but this CD was well worth waiting for………..”
– Just Jazz
”I would like to say how pleased we were with the entertainment acts that Contraband provided for our Clients event in October. Sophie and her band were a fantastically talented and professional group of performers, with an infectious energy and natural ability to engage. We had some wonderful feedback from our Clients and attendees alike, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for similarly themed events in the future. I would be most grateful if you could extend our personal thanks to them all.”
– Boutique Creative