Pencil me in…..

SOOOOOOOO many exciting things have been happening, here are just a few!!!

I have the 1st of my trio of mini-albums coming out on the 8th July!! AND you can pre-order it beforehand!!! Links to this magical, wonderful thing coming soon….here is a sneaky peak of the cover!!

sofi reed - blue - album

ALSO!! Here is my latest video!! It’s for ‘Pencil Me In’ a beautiful song that will be released on my 3rd mini-album!! Hope you enjoy!

Sgig Detadpu

A revised gig list!

Thursday 9th May – The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, Bournemouth – 7:30

Thursday 9th May – Smokin’ Aces, Bournemouth – 9pm

Monday 13th May – The Dublin Castle, Camden – 9pm
Get your tickets here – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/217071

Sunday 19th May – The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, Bournemouth – 7-9pm

Monday 3rd June – The Water Rats, London – 8:30pm
Hard copy tickets available, email for details, link to tickets coming soon!!

July 13th – Wonky Donk Festival, Lychett Matravers – time to be confirmed!

August 17th – Freshfields Festival, New Milton – 11:50

See you there!

Recent interview with Bel Staib from Strawberry Fields Represents!

How long have you been singing & performing for?

Singing – forever! Performing (& playing guitar) – about 5-6 years now!

Do you write your own music or do you work with others?

I write with my partner in the record label – Mouseboy Records – a musical genius called Matt!

What instruments other than guitar do you play?

I’m mainly a bass player, had to step in when my bass player left and haven’t looked back. The bass is such an expressive instrument that I truly feel at home playing. I can also tinker about on the piano and have also been known to play 2 cracking notes on the accordion!

What performance are you most proud of?

I’m very proud of the performance I did for my EP release (Chilly Teeth, available here on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/chilly-teeth/id432995620). It was a cracking music event that I had organised and promoted through Mouseboy Records! Also, we ran another live music night and all proceeds went to the homeless charity – Shelter. We raised over £300! I’m very proud of that!

Do you prefer performing as a solo or with a band?

I love doing both as they are both very different experiences! Playing solo allows me to give my songs a unique, soulful feel and when I play with the band, we can go crazy, funk the place up and the music just takes over!

Where would you most love to perform?

One of my dreams has always been to play at The Water Rats in London but I have a gig coming up there soon! Ultimate goal at the moment though is to play on Jools Holland!

What gigs have you got coming up?

Got some local gigs coming up, for those dates, please see www.sofireed.com
Gigs in London include:
13th May – The Dublin Castle, Camden
3rd June – The Water Rats, London
Events below!

Who are you inspirations?

I get inspired by anything thats different or people who do things differently, Pomplamoose are a fantastic band in America, both making amazing solo music as well as Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte! Check them out! Vocally, inspiration has come from Ella Fitzgerald, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, Kate Bush and so many more! Musically, inspiration comes from the likes of Elbow, Muse, Flo & The Machine, The Beatles, Beethoven, Bach, Bowie, sooooo many to list them all! Songwriting inspiration comes from the general public and their actions and reactions and those people who talk loud enough for me to hear them!

You have music videos for your songs, how do you make them?

Well that would be telling!! But honestly, we record them on our iPhones and edit them up in iMovie! Please donate some money so that we can get a new camera as using gaffa-tape and a music stand as a tripod is somewhat limiting.

What do you love the most about singing & performing?

Pure and simply, when I perform is the only time I truly feel myself 100%.
FB events here:
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Biscuit Give-Away!

Yes, your eyes did not deceive you, I am indeed running a competition to give away some FREE BISCUITS!!! And you’ve all seen my cakes, you know they’re going to be good.

I want 30 more likes & shares & comments by the end of TOMORROW and some lucky dude will be picked at random to get some biscuits!

Updated Gigs!

Howdy Y’all!

Updated gigs for you! Hope to see you all there!

Thursday 9th May – Smokin’ Aces, Bournemouth – 9pm

Monday 13th May – The Dublin Castle, Camden – 9pm
Get your tickets here – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/217071

Tuesday 14th May – Chaplins, Bournemouth – 9pm

Monday 3rd June – The Water Rats, London – 8:30pm
Hard copy tickets available, email for details, link to tickets coming soon!!

July 13th – Wonky Donk Festival, Lychett Matravers – time to be confirmed!

August 17th – Freshfields Festival, New Milton – 11:50

Gig Updates!

Got some lovely gigs on the horizon, lets make sure I see your lovely faces at some of them!

Friday 29th March – Wareham Beer Festival – Wareham Masonic Hall 7:30pm

Wednesday 3rd April – O’Neills, Bournemouth – 9pm

Thursday 11th April – Smokin’ Aces, Bournemouth – 9pm

Monday 13th May – The Dublin Castle, Camden – 9pm

Tuesday 14th May – Chaplins, Bournemouth – 9pm

July 13th – Wonky Donk Festival, Lychett Matravers – time to be confirmed!

August 17th – Freshfields Festival, New Milton – 11:50

See ya there guys!!! x

Ooooh….tour in May?

Well hello!

So, I am currently negotiating with some venues to arrange a mini-tour in May! EXCITING!

You will have to come along! In the meantime, here are some videos with my face in them!

Enjoy!