Entry Requirements: under 18's accompanied by an adult
Sophie Barker’s distinctive and critically acclaimed vocal range, paired with her emotional song-writing skills, have yielded world-wide chart-topping singles, million-selling albums and music collaborations with artists as diverse as David Guetta, Zero 7, Groove Armada, The Egg and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins).
Having formed her first group at 9 years of age, as a teenager, Sophie went on to write and perform songs with her guitar at venues across the UK. After completing her degree at UCL, she moved beyond her mid-90s record deal with Sony, to join down-tempo lounge wizards, Zero 7, and co-wrote their huge hit ‘Destiny’ with Sia Furler.
Her evocative vocal delivery and charismatic stage presence became an integral part of the Zero 7 sound and live show. Capitalising on her fan base, she began to release as a solo artist. Her first two albums ’Earthbound’ (2005) and ‘Seagull’ (2011) gained support from DJs as varied as Don Letts and Janice Long with radio plays on BBC 6music and Radio 2 among a plethora of other stations.
Her long-awaited 3rd solo album, ’Break the Habit’ took 4 years to record but sees her more comfortable than ever in her own skin. Undoubtedly her best work to date, the LP effortlessly flows between her upfront live sound, finely-honed from intense touring and appearances with her band at festivals and venues across the UK and USA, and more atmospheric, mood-driven electronica.
'An artist I absolutely love... doing great things on her own' Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“I love Sophie's voice. Pure and soulful - and also a great writer, who wrote two of our biggest songs ‘Waiting Line’ and ‘Destiny’” Henry Binns (Zero 7)
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Sophie Barker came to fame for her luscious, sweeping vocal at the forefront of Zero 7’s breakaway hit ‘In The Waiting Line’. Since then she has released two solo albums (Earthbound and Seagull) plus has also worked with Groove Armada, the Egg, Grooverider, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and Muki. She is currently polishing up her 3rd solo album, for release in January 2017.