Sophie Bohanan Interview
Sophie is a second year student at Keele University, from Stafford, who studies law and criminology. She has always had a passion for music, since the age of eleven she has performed in choirs, school concerts and old people’s homes; her first onstage performance being a rendition of winter wonderland.
Her passion for music has driven her to start writing and singing her own songs which have already, in a few short months, accorded her a large amount of positive attention including, in April of this year, being signed to the music label Assorted Records.
Sophie’s inspiration comes from all areas, she acknowledges both her mum’s and her singing teacher’s support as well as famous figures such as Martin Luther King. Musically, Sophie listens to modern pop and old rock; from artists such as Jessie J, Noah and the Whale and her favourite singer Pink – who is a major influence behind her music – to bands such as AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.
However, her most important influence is the one closest to home, her boyfriend Josh Chick. They not only live together but he is heavily involved in her music. He duets with her on the track Josh’s Song and is the guitarist and melody in most of her other tracks.
Things are certainly looking up for Sophie; she has played the local scene but now larger and more prestigious venues are starting to notice her. She has already performed in the London Troubadour and later this month will be performing in the Birmingham o2 and the Cavern club in Liverpool.
Is she overcome with nerves singing in these venues? Sophie explains that the worst part is the waiting beforehand, where the nerves get the better of her. But that quickly disappears when she steps on stage, when her first note ripples across the audience, when she becomes ‘lost’, focused on her music and delivering an amazing performance.
Sophie is getting noticed for a reason. Her songs pack a mighty punch. Her powerful voice thunders over expertly crafted vocals. Each note filled with an intense emotion that leaves the listener hanging on to every heartbreaking word. Sophie is certainly an artist to watch.
Sophie Bohanan’s debut songs are available on iTunes. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or Youtube by searching her name on the respective sites and listen to her music yourself.