“A Scottish singer-songwriter with jazz and folk roots: 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
I am very much looking forward to some fantastic performance opportunities this year, with my duo
‘Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne’ - see below, and there are some new vocal workshop and song-writing dates announced on the TEACHING WORKSHOPS PAGE.
We are very excited to announce that we have been selected as part of the ‘Made In The UK Showcase’ 2014 at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, NY, with 2 performances at the festival on the Tuesday 24th June, followed by a concert in Albany, NY on the 25th and New York City on the 26th. We are also confirming dates for a mini-tour of the Highlands in mid-July with dates and venues to be announced.
Big thanks to Bryce Morrison for recording this video of my song ‘The Garden’ which we performed at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Extravaganza run by the Pathhead Music Collective, HEIDLAND.
and to Gordon Davies for his photograph of me performing in the Creative Space at ‘Heidland’ surrounded by photos I have taken on my many walks, which often act as a source of inspiration for my songwriting.
There are also plans imminent to record some tracks with the fabulous American pianist Louis Durra, who I worked with last year at the ‘Made In Scotland Showcase’ during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne are now members of the fantastic house concert websites, US based Concerts In Your Home, and The European House Concert Hub, so come visit us there if you interested in hosting our music.
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.