Sophie Bancroft is a singer and songwriter whose 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 contemporary jazz-based songs reveal the folk influences she has been surrounded by throughout her life, and often reflect the landscape of her beloved Scotland in which she regularly walks and takes photographs.
Her most recent CD ‘Songs’ was included in The Herald’s top 50 albums of 2015. “Nothing short of completely captivating.” FATEA online magazine
Sophie regularly performs with her partner, bassist Tom Lyne, in their duo Bancroft & Lyne, including a recent performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in New York, where they were heralded as a ‘must see’ act. “Brave, bright and engaging throughout and much easier to tour than a big band, with no lack of presence.” Jazz Journal
She sings in various other music projects including Trio CCB with Liane Carroll and Sara Colman and Tom Bancroft’s ‘In Common’
TRIO CCB “The love in the room was tangible, the talent (singing and songwriting, musicianship and chest slapping!) top drawer and the sense of fun and playfulness infectious. But behind it all lay two qualities which elevate the great from the good: fearlessness and honesty.” Reviewsphere
Sophie is also a poet and writer and is currently working on a Masters 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 and songwriting workshop schedule
and has designed a series of greetings cards featuring her landscape photography, lyrics and songs.
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
RECORDING Jan 2018
NEW BANCROFT & LYNE PHOTOS by Louis De Carlo