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photo by Lee Richardson – Session 2

A confident musical voice that is distinctly jazz-based, Sophie writes and performs with an inspirational folk expression, giving us hints of Kirsty McGee, Thea Gilmore, and the wit, sensuality and expressive minimalism of Peggy Lee. Her music has been used on American hit TV series ‘Six Feet Under’ and recorded by various artistes including award winning UK jazz vocalist Liane Carroll and American pianist Louis Durra. Her most recent CD ‘Songs’ was included in The Herald’s top 50 albums of 2015.

“Nothing short of completely captivating.” FATEA

  Sophie is also a poet and writer and was recently awarded a Masters with Distinction in Creative Writing. Please visit her blog – Sophie’s Words: Spoken, Written and Sung
Alongside her writing and performance career, she is a busy music educator with an extensive private teaching and vocal, songwriting and creative writing workshop schedule.
She has also designed a series of greetings cards featuring her landscape photography, lyrics and songs.

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CURRENT NEWS

Being painted (7.12.19)
I am honoured to have been the subject of a painting painted by my incredible neighbour Tim Dixon. He captures his painting process on video and then puts it alongside the music created and performed by his subject which is such a fantastic idea. Here is the video which features my song Blue Room:
https://www.timpauldixon.com/painting-sophie-bancroft

I did it 🙂 (23/10/19)

I have been awarded a Masters of Arts with Distinction in Creative Writing and I am absolutely delighted.

 

 

 

 

 

Phew!!!!! (13/10/19)
Finally finished my Creative Writing Masters and handed in my 20,000 word dissertation at the end of September. Huge amount of work but have loved every minute of it. Am now beginning to surface and return to some sense of normality, whatever that is 🙂 Looking forward to doing some writing, performance and workshop with dear friend and colleague Sara Colman.

Writing, writing, writing! (16/01/19)
Head down this year in the final 9 months of my Creative Writing Masters – just enough time to gestate a word baby 🙂 . Loving the work and having to lay some other things to rest temporarily, however all this poetry and prose is also spurning some new songs. I look forward to being able to share them all at some point.

#findsophiesguitar (17/07/18)
A wonderful summer of gigs and workshops so far, despite Easyjet losing my beloved Gibson guitar on the way to French workshop and concert. Turned up 4 days later in LGW thankfully.

SINGLE AND VIDEO RELEASE OF BLUE ROOM (23/03/18)
Available to purchase here

RUNNING THE 10k RACE FOR LIFE (27/02/18)    
Along with my friend Emma, I am now in training to run the 10K Race For Life in May 2018. Any donations towards Cancer Research are very gratefully received here
https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/sophieandemmas-race-for-life-1055

INSTRUMENTAL COVER OF ONE OF MY SONGS (14/02/18)
Check out the beautiful recording of my song Bird Of Paradise arranged and played by phenomenal pianist Louis Durra https://youtu.be/mox6QMkvX_U

SINGING RETREATS 2018
I am very excited to be leading some singing retreats at the stunning Gartmore House in the Trossach’s National Park:
Full info and booking contact is here
http://www.gartmoreestate.com/gartmore-house/activity-holidays/singing-retreat/

RECORDING Jan 2018


Tom Lyne and I are currently recording in our home studio. Looking forward to sharing the results.


NEW BANCROFT & LYNE PHOTOS by Louis De Carlo