7 Star Arts Presents
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult
Easter Sunday Lunchtime Special Featuring Sophie Simonds! Sophie Simonds and her band will be making their debut in the Jazz Room, featuring songs from Sophie's forthcoming album. Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sophie Simonds has been a musician all her life, playing six instruments by the time she was 11, eventually achieving distinction in both Grade 8 Jazz Saxophone and Grade 8 Violin, within weeks of each other, before going on to start working as a session saxophonist at the age of 18. Inspired by the likes of Gregory Porter, Pink, Amy Winehouse and Bishop Briggs, with a backing of old school jazz influences like Muddy Waters and Miles Davis, as well as artists like Otis Redding and Tracy Chapman, Sophie writes mostly Blues, Rock and Neo - Soul, but being a saxophonist at heart, Sophie always finds a way to fit in a Blues riff, and a saxophone solo or two! The line-up for this special Easter Sunday show is Sophie Simonds, vocals & saxophone, Justin McConville, Electric Bass & BV’s, Cosmo, Electric Guitar & Craig Norford, drums.
Sophie Simonds has been a musician all her life, playing seven instruments by the time she applied to senior school, she attended Latymer Upper School with a full music scholarship. While studying for GCSE’s, Sophie achieved Grade 8 Jazz Saxophone and Grade 8 Violin, within weeks of each other, and went on to start working as a session saxophonist at the age of 18. Since leaving school, Sophie went on to sign a development contract with The Foundry Studio, Sheffield, under Soundbytes Media. Here, she wrote her album, for which final edits are being recorded now. Sophie can now be found most weeks, performing across London and the UK, with her incredible backing band, playing her original songs, in such incredible venues as The Fiddlers Elbow, The Half Moon, Putney, and The Bedford.