Soulful Vocal House On Ltd Edition 7" Feat Pauline Taylor - Sophie Lloyd returns to Classic Music Company for another stunning soulful delivery, this time teaming up with Faithless vocalist Pauline Taylor on ‘Angels By My Side’. Much like Sophie’s previous works on Luke Solomon’s imprint, this record brims with the same joyous energy sure to uplift, as live recorded strings, horns and keys give an added richness to the release.
Whether she likes it or not, Sophie Lloyd will always be known for the unfeasibly uplifting gospel disco-meets-gospel-house anthem 'Calling Out'. That was released five years ago and ever since, she's struggled to embrace it's shadow. With 'Angels By My Side', Lloyd seems to have embraced this, delivering another fine gospel-powered number that inhabits a similar sonic space while being different enough to avoid accusations of treading water. It's genuinely good, too, with Pauline Taylor delivering superb lead vocals over a hybrid gospel disco/stomping gospel sound hybrid full of Hammond organ licks, booming bass guitar, piano house riffs and stirring orchestration. In other words, it's another anthem in waiting.
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Sophie is a Rock and Metal guitarist from London with an exciting and innovative new sound and incredibly catchy compositions. Her talent and passion for guitar is undeniable and is sure to take the world of Rock by storm.
With over 10 years experience, Sophie is a talented composer and an accomplished musician. She is currently studying at BIMM London and will graduate in 2018 with a BMus in Popular Music Performance. She received grade 8 Rockschool at just 16 years old and 6 years on she has continued to improve vastly and develop her own unique style and flair. Sophie is working on her first EP with producer Jason Wilson which will be released later this year.
Sophie has a very successful YouTube channel where she posts both original songs as well as covers. From this she has established a dedicated and active fanbase all over the world which is growing bigger every day.
She has played along side many established musicians who have commended her on her playing and ability to creatively work with others. Most notably, Mike Hurst, Clem Clempson and Fleur East.
Sophie has been obsessed with Rock music since she was a child. With roots in classic metal, bands like Iron Maiden, Black Label Society and Pantera have been some of the biggest influences on her lead playing style. She has blended this heavy and technical style with the expression and feeling of blues guitarists such as Rory Gallagher and Joe Bonnamassa. Her rhythm playing is greatly inspired by punk bands such as the Offspring and Misfits. During her time at BIMM she has learned to play a variety of different genres which are noticeable in her sound, including elements of Jazz, Country and Gospel. She has used these to develop her own unique and creative style of playing and composing.
Her degree in music has helped her achieve a very high understanding of music theory and fretboard knowledge. Which is evident in her playing. Read more on Last.fm
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