My name is Sophie Draper and I am seventeen years old. I have been singing since I was young. I used to write poems from a very early age and recently I have started writing songs since I took up learning the guitar. I performed last year in a show called ‘Live and unsigned’ where I was spotted by agents that then signed me to their Artist academy, where artists like Pixie Lott and Rui Da Silva have emerged from. In this I am writing and recording new songs with an acclaimed songwriter/ producer with an aim to have an album of demos and to be signed up.
I would say my influences are Michelle branch, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry as my voice fits in the country/pop genre. I have won a few music festivals and played my own song called ‘Your eyes’ in Trosley festival in 2010. I performed at various school events and am now at my first year of college (Kcollege) studying music performance where I have performed at a few college gigs.
In the future I wish to be a recognized recording artist and reach out to people with my music as others have to me.
Sophie is accompanied by George Priddle on guitar.
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 19th May 2013
Shaun & The Tides, Sophie Rose (formerly Sophie Draper), Wheels (acoustic), The Paul Dunton Ensemble