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About Sophie

Music is the food of happiness.

Singing has always been a passion of mine and I have always been very confident in performing in front of other people. I enjoy singing most genres from Jazz to Baroque and my vast amount of practice has enabled me to perform each genre to good or excellent standard. I have been training my voice since I was seven years old and I am now 18. Last November I achieved a distinction in my grade 7 ABRSM exam. I have been attending the Canterbury Cathedral all girls choir from the age of 13 and have been a member for five years rehearsing for an average of five hours a week. This on top of personal practice time and singing lessons amount to seven hours a week. The choir has given me amazing opportunities such as performing on the BBC One show on Christmas Eve and This Morning a week before as well as appearing on the front cover of the BBC Music magazine and on BBC South East news all just in December 2017! These opportunities stemmed from the production of the 'Christmas With Canterbury Cathedral Girls' Choir' album produced under a DECCA Classics record label which gave us the chance to record the album in Angel studios, Islington, London. The album was number 1 on the UK Classical charts and even momentarily beat Ed Sheeran on the UK charts! I have also performed at the installation of the first black women bishop of the Church of England, Rose Hudson-Wilkin in 2019 and a couple months earlier that year I attended afternoon tea at Lambeth Palace with the Archbishop of Canterbury where we performed for him. Three years before in 2016 I sung in front of her Majesty the Queen for the unveiling of her statue which also aired live on BBC News. Recently (Summer 2019) I performed as a backing vocalist on the main stage at Greenwich Music Time and performed last Christmas at the East India club in London. Other achievements consist of hosting a Jazz Club night at the Simon Langton boys grammar school as well as performing works by Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Etta James, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Audrey Hepburn's 'Moon River'. Other concerts at school consist of me performing Bill Wither's 'Ain't No Sunshine', Guns and Roses's 'Sweet Child O mine'. I also performed at the Speilgeltent in the Canterbury Festival in 2019 singing Bach's 'Bist du bei mir', Royal Blood's 'Figure It Out' and Declan Mckenna's 'Brazil'. A more personal achievement and one that I am particularly proud of is singing Purcell's ‘Fairest Isle’ at my late Grandad's funeral in 2017. Overall I really do enjoy singing in any genre and always make sure to put my all into it, whether it be for a songs passion and intensity or for its smoothness and simplicity. If you have any requests or inquiries please don't hesitate to message me. Hope to perform to you soon! Sophie :)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Disco, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Karaoke, Covers, Indie, Britpop, Glam rock, German music, French music, Italian music, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Opera, Musical theatre, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise
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Song list

At Last- Etta James
Cry me a River- Ella Fitzgerald
Fly me to the moon-Frank Sinatra
Turn me on- Nina Simone
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone- Bill Withers
Dream a little dream of me- Ella Fitzgerald
Cheek to cheek- Doris Day
A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square- Eric Maschwitz
Feeling Good- Nina Simone
So this is love- Ilene Woods
I'd rather go blind- Etta James
I'll be seeing you- Billie Holiday
I can't help falling in love with you- Elvis Presley
Somewhere Over The Rainbow- Harold Arlen
Can't Nobody Love You- Solomon Burke
Moon River- Andy Williams
Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
Thinking out loud- Ed Sheeran
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Fireflys- Ed Sheeran
Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel- Ed Sheeran
I Was Made For Loving You- Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran
Valerie- Amy Whinehouse
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
Marry Me- Train
Too Good At Goodbyes- Sam Smith
Stay With Me- Sam Smith
You're Beautiful- James Blunt
All of Me- John Legend
The Only Exception- Paramore
Marry You- Bruno Mars
Just the Way You Are- Bruno Mars
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
I Won't Give Up- Jason Mraz
Little Things- One Direction
Say You Won't Let Go- James Arthur
Only You- Selena Gomez
She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
I Have Nothing- Whitney Houston
Upside Down- Diana Ross
Like A Prayer- Madonna
Halo- Beyonce
Love On Top- Beyonce
Best Thing I Never Had- Beyonce
Someone Like You- Adele
When We Were Young- Adele
Chasing Pavements- Adele
Rolling in the Deep- Adele
Hello- Adele
Set Fire To The Rain- Adele
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
No One- Alicia Keys
If I Ain't Got You- Alicia Keys
Fallin'- Alicia Keys
Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys
when the party's over- Billie Eilish
No Time To Die- Billie Eilish
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
You And Me- Lifehouse
I Like It When We're Together- Joan Armatrading
Save Me- Joan Armatrading
The Weakness In Me- Joan Armatrading
Crossroads- Tracy Chapman
Bridges- Tracy Chapman
I fall in love to easily- Chet Baker
All of me - John Legend
Cry Cry Cry- Coldplay
Home- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Monday Morning- Fleetwood Mac
Warm Ways- Fleetwood Mac
Your Song- Elton John
Bennie and The Jets- Elton John
She's Always A Woman- Billy Joel
Fairest Isle- Henry Purcell
Music for a while- Henry Purcell
If music be the food of love- Henry Purcell
Sleep- Ivor Gurney
The Call- Ralph Vaughan Williams
O Waly, O Waly- Benjamin Britten
Where Daisies Pied- Thomas Arne
The Parting Glass
May It Be - Enya
I Know My Reedemer Liveth- Handel
Pie Jesu- Gabriel Faure
Die Forelle-Franz Schubert
Ave Maria- Franz Schubert
Pie Jesu- Gabriel Faure
Die Jager- Johannes Brahms
O Mio Babbino Caro- Puccini
Ombra mai fu- Handel
Bist du Bei Mir- Sebastian Bach
Nuit d'Espange- Jules Massenet
O del Mio Dolce Ador- Christoph Willibad Gluck
Notre Amour- Gabriel Faure
Due to my previous experience in a church choir I am able to sing most songs by Henry Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Johann Christian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg and many other classical and Baroque composers.
As well as this I also love to sing jazz and particularly pride myself in sing Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Etta James. However, this is an extremely slimmed down list of musical artists and I am happy to learn and sing any new jazz pieces.
I am able to learn any new song that complies with my list of genres and as long as it is for a soprano voice. If you have any requests or inquiries please feel free to text or email me straight away and I will get back to you on the day. Thank you :).


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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Emily R, 1 year ago

Sophie Hartop exudes character! She has a wide variety to her vocal timbre. Sophie is at ease singing jazz, pop and classical music. A young talent.

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Lukasz W, 1 year ago

An expressive singer who entertains as well as performs to a high standards with particularly enjoyable Jazz ballards. 10/10

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