SOPHI is an Alternative Pop Singer - Songwriter from Houston, TX. With a style that has emerged from bubble gum pop to a fusion of Pop, Dance & Alternative inspired music, SOPHI's new single “Medication” is mesmerizing all who listen including British producer, James Sanger. Sanger, who has worked with the likes of Brian Eno, U2, Bryan Ferry, Phil Collins, Kylie Minogue, Annie Lennox, The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, Dido, Siobhan Donaghy, Keane, Madonna, KD Land, Sinead O’Connor, and Bryan Adams just to name a few, recognized SOPHI’s talent after listening to her new single “Medication” on the Internet. He immediately contacted her to let her know he wanted to work with her. SOPHI is currently working with Sanger on her new sound and a new album. Since working with Sanger, she has removed all of her early teen YouTube uploads to begin sharing her new sound, but her younger recordings can still be found on iTunes for all of her fans that started out with her first single, “Boy In the Hallway”. Her previous YouTube uploads scored almost 2 million views generating fan counts over 220,000 on social media sites. Her current song plays are over 915,000 with over 1.5 million views on the independent artist site Reverberation where she is currently #1 on their Pop Charts.
SOPHI has received an incredible amount of accolades from prestigious songwriting and performance competitions. Recently recognized as a 2015 SEMI-FINALIST for the worldwide Unsigned Only Music Competition, an honor she has received for two years in a row, she was also selected as a 2015 House of Blues Music Forward Artist and selected to be on the House of Blues Music Forward Advisory Board for 2016. Additionally, SOPHI was selected as an International Songwriting Competition SEMI-FINALIST for her song "Like Me”, a 2013 Breakout Artist of the Year Finalist, and a "Global Emerging Artist" by Sony Music. She was named "Best Vocalist of the Month" by SingerUniverse and her single "Like Me" was featured by the Daily Unsigned Radio to millions of drivers of cars manufactured by Honda, Ford, Porsche and more through their AHA stereo platform.
SOPHI had a love for music from the moment she was born and began performing and writing songs very early. Growing up with her family which includes her mom from Tennessee and her father who is from New York, she had a variety of musical influences from U2, Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys and Sting to the legendary Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. Her original track "Free for the Moment" that she wrote at the young age of 12 was placed by Union Square Media & DirecTV in their Gone Until December series on women surfers. In 2011, SOPHI was selected by Music World Entertainment (run by Beyonce' & her father Matthew Knowles) for their Kids Jamz Pop CD and was also chosen the same year as one of the International Songwriting Competition’s “Crank Your Cred” Finalists for her song "Boy in the Hallway". SOPHI's a natural in front of a camera and on the stage. While her passion is singing, she also loves to write songs, write fiction, illustrate, and dance.
Over the past few years, SOPHI has evolved into a powerful and exciting performer with headlining shows throughout her home state and beyond—including performances at the Tent Venue @ Music Week SBSW, Rooftop on 6th @ Music Week SBSW, House of Blues, Hard Rock Café, Music World’s House of Dereon (run by Beyonce' & her father Matthew Knowles), Six Flags Over Texas, SpringBoard South Music Fest, Warehouse Live, Texas Children’s Festival, Austin Ice Cream Fest, Sony Headquarters NYC, Hollywood's SIR Studio, The Biz School Hollywood, Tunes for Tots Tour Nashville, Music Cafe, The Big Barn, and many more.
SOPHI's impressive vocals and contagious hooks will have you wanting to hear more. You can find SOPHI and a link to all of her social media sites at www.gosophi.com . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and information.
“Great track!” (SOPHI’s new single “Medication”) ~ROC Nation
“Great track, great sound!” (SOPHI’s new single “Medication”) ~Elektra Records Warner Music Group
“I like the melody, it's catchy and the chorus really hits hard when it comes in. I definitely think you have what it takes in all areas to be a pop star and a great writer!” (SOPHI’s single “Live It Up”) ~Chris Heintz, Vice President MACH 1 Ent, Los Angeles, CA
“Your work is amazing! You have so much talent!” ~Beth Roose, TV Producer, Nashville, TN
“Sophi has written some amazing songs. Her unique singing voice is one of a kind. It appears this young singer, songwriter and performer has a very bright future. We fell in love with her singing as it is truly amazing to listen to.” ~Rocky Coast News, Maine
“Sophi has one of the most distinctive voices that I have had the pleasure of working with in my more than 20 years as a vocal technique teacher and this is obvious to anyone who hears her original music. I’m not given to faint praise, but when someone of Sophi’s abilities and drive comes along, it’s hard not to predict great things in her future.”
~Tom McKinney, Vocal Coach to Beyonce’, Demi Lovato, Solange
"Make You Feel My Love was originally recorded and released by Bob Dylan on his 1997 album Time Out of Mind. It has since been covered by major artists such as Adele, Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel, yet SOPHI still manages to create her own, distinct rendition. SOPHI's vocals come through clearly, with an expressive, soulful performance.”
~Label A&R Exec, Dale Kawashima