“Refreshing and utterly magical” The Herald
“Over the years she’s drawn comparison to several world-class artists, including Peggy Lee, Alison Krauss and Norah Jones. That sort of information comes as no great surprise once you’ve had the chance to hear Bancroft sing. Her voice is a perfect instrument.” Leicester Bangs
What a great year it’s been for my duo ‘Bancroft & Lyne’ – please visit our new website www.bancroftlyne.com to check out what we are up to next, and thanks to all the fantastic audiences that have listened so intently to our music.
This summer and autumn have been filled with many interesting experiences, including a 5 day photography course at Stills, Edinburgh and not to mention a fabulous 3 days recording and 2 days mixing at Castlesound Studios with Louis Durra, Tom Lyne, Stuart Brown and Stuart Hamilton. Just finalising the CD track order, then off to the mastering studio it goes, and meanwhile Van Gill Media are setting about designing the CD cover, using some of my photos. This has all been made possible by the funding I received from the Creative Scotland Quality Production Fund. Louis Durra and I collaborated previously in 2013 for the ‘Made In Scotland’ Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You can check out a little of what Louis and I got up to last year here.
Photo by Gordon Davies of me performing in the Creative Space at ‘Heidland’ surrounded by projections of my photos.
Meanwhile, keep track of all the vocal workshop dates on the TEACHING WORKSHOPS PAGE as these workshops do all tend to sell out.
Highlights of 2013
Sophie’s song ‘Calgary Bay’ recorded by LIANE CARROLL and the PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA with orchestration by Grammy award-winning orchestrator CHRIS WALDEN and Grammy nominated producer JAMES McMILLAN. Released on QuietMoney Recordings in April 2013.
Sophie was selected to showcase her song-writing with American jazz pianist LOUIS DURRA during the 2013 Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in the prestigious MADE IN SCOTLAND SHOWCASE.
Sophie’s ‘Made In Scotland Showcase’ concerts with Louis Durra were listed as one of the TOP 50 MUST-SEE EVENTS IN THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL by THE SCOTSMAN.
SOPHIE BANCROFT and TOM LYNE performed to sell out audiences in Alberta, Canada, the Gala Concert at the Leith Jazz Festival and the Edinburgh International Jazz Festival.
Sophie is a member of the renowned PATHHEAD MUSIC COLLECTIVE who were awarded the CREATIVE PLACE AWARD 2013 by CREATIVE SCOTLAND.