ABOUT

Sophie

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“Sophie West is classically trained with a sophisticated power vocal that leaves you floored every time she opens her mouth. Her whimsical perception in life completely contradicts her old soul and makes interactions with her fun and unexpected. Her original music carries the pain of Etta James, and the pureness of Paul Simon.” -  Jesthenia L. Fritzke, Dragon Monkey Management

 

"I've known Sophie since she was 8 years old, and she has always had one of the richest, most stunning voices of any student we've ever had. She has dedicated her life to her craft and the payoff is huge. With a heart filled with music -- and the love and wonder it brings to the soul -- Sophie enchants and astounds her audiences. Don't miss!" -  Leela Pratt, Executive Director, Young Performers International

Sophie West is a Memphis-based singer/songwriter.  Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sophie grew up listening to a wide variety of musical styles, and quickly started singing anywhere and everywhere she could.  She studied music as a child and went on to teach for Young Performers International, which gave her the opportunity to study and sing with talented musicians such as Miles Schon, Jeremy Lyon of King Dream Music, Sunshine Becker of Further and Melvin Seals and JGB, and Berklee College of Music professor of voice, Joey Blake.  She has performed at well-known Bay Area venues such as Yoshi’s, Slim’s, Café Du Nord, Justin Hermann Plaza, and San Francisco City Hall.

 

Sophie left California to study Vocal Performance at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  During her time in Colorado she fell in love with funk music and sang with numerous local bands including Groovealicious and the Pamlico Sound, performing at events, bars, restaurants, and venues such as Boulder Theater and Fox Theater.  She also formed Far Side of the Mountain, a folk/blues/psychedelic rock band.

 

Since moving to Memphis in early 2020, Sophie connected with Keith Douglas of Tora Tora and the two formed West of Lenox.  She looks forward to diving into the Memphis blues and soul music scene and continue to write and perform original music.

 

 

 

For Booking, Please Contact:

(720) 515 - 7649

 

sophiewestmusic@gmail.com