Singing guitarist

Sophie Bernice

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About Sophie Bernice

Versatile singing guitarist and songwriter, able to play a wide variety of classic cover songs from many genres and eras.
Singing guitarist

Performing brings me so much joy, and I would love to share this with you and your guests. I can play a wide variety of classic covers, spanning across many genres and eras. These include tracks from artists such as Lana Del Rey, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, John Martyn, Nina Simone, Elvis, The Kinks and many others. I can also play original indie-folk tracks. I am always open to requests and can compile a set list for you that creates the perfect atmosphere for your event. I have been songwriting from the age of four and I been performing live regularly at weddings, pubs, galleries and parties from the age of 17. I released my debut single with Liverpool record label ‘Klee Music’ in June 2018, followed by a self-released EP ‘Leave Our Skins’ in May 2020, available on all major streaming platforms. The EP been featured on BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Leeds. Do not hesitate to get in touch for any enquiries you may have. I look forward to hearing from you, Sophie x ‘The delicate traceries of her vocals sketch out territory reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Martha Wainwright or Rickie Lee Jones.’- Getintothis ‘Harrowing vocals and acoustics blend ballads with a powerful, emotional rawness that is compelling for someone so young.’- Liverpool Noise

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Acoustic, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Originals, Easy listening, Blues, Folk, Folk rock, Alternative rock, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Church service
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Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
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Song list

Fast car- Tracy Chapman
Talkin Bout a Revolution- Tracy Chapman
Put Your Records On- Corinne Bailey Rae
La Vie En Rose- Edith Piaf
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
Chelsea hotel- Leonard Cohen
Suzanne- Leonard Cohen
Army Dreamers- Kate Bush
Big Yellow Taxi- Joni Mitchell
I'm on fire- Bruce Springsteen
All shook up- Elvis
Cocaine- John Martyn
Make you feel my love- Bob Dylan
Ballad of Hollis Brown- Bob Dylan
Casimir Pulaski Day- Sufjan Stevens
Take a walk on the wild side- Lou Reed
People are strange- The Doors
Lola- The Kinks
Sunny afternoon- The Kinks
Mad world- Tears For Fears
Old Man- Neil Young
Sugar mountain- Neil Young
Praise you- Fat Boy Slim
Falsom prison blues- Johnny Cash
Call me in the afternoon- Half Moon Run
Pumped up kicks- Foster the People
Born To Die- Lana Del Rey
Riptide- Vance Joy
Lovesong- The Cure/ Adele
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Quelqu'un m'a dit- Carla Bruni
Blackbird- The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun- The Beatles
Ticket To Ride- The Beatles
The Night We Met- Lord Huron
Havana- Camilla Cabello
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free- Nina Simone
Leon Bridges- River
Stand By Me- Ben E. King
Vuela Con El Viento- Ayla Schafer
I'm Like a Bird- Nelly Furtado
Isn't She Lovely- Stevie Wonder
Wet Dream- Wet Leg
Unf*cktheworld- Angel Olsen
Santa Baby- Eartha Kitt
Merry Christmas Everyone- Shakin' Stevens
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas- Judy Garland
Walking in the air- Howard Blake
Blue Christmas- Elvis
The Power of Love- Frankie Goes to Hollywood
White Christmas- Bing Crosby
PLUS lot's of original material
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Here is what one customer who hired me for a weddings has to say: ‘Sophie stands out as an individual performer. She has a lot of character to her voice in delivering the story of the songs. She plays and sings with great confidence and has a lovely tone to her voice. Outstanding.’

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Weddings, galleries, pubs, cafes, bars, clubs, etc

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, Kate Bush, Ben Howard, Alice Phoebe Lou

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Liverpool Sound City, Sofar Sounds

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes! I can play music through my amp between sets. Let me know if you would like this and I'll sort it out for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

It will take me only 10 minutes to set up, but I'll arrive earlier to assure I'm there in plenty of time.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I will bring everything I need to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Feel free to send me any special requests. If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If not, I am able to sing a diverse range of styles so I will most probably be able to learn it for you. I may have to charge a small extra fee to account for rehearsal time.
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From Encore customers:

Katie T
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie was amazing and we would recommend her for any wedding, Sophie was quick to get back to us to answer questions before the day which was really helpful. Sophie sung songs of our choice during the ceremony even though they weren't on her set list- she has the most amazing voice, so beautiful and perfect for during our ceremony!

Reply from Sophie Bernice
3 months ago

Thanks so much Katie, I loved playing for your ceremony☺️ congratulations! ❤️

Marie D
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie was absolutely amazing , such a beautiful voice, everyone that attended our wedding and venue staff was amazed by her , we would highly recommend her for any wedding or occasion, she blew everyone away with her voice, thank you from the bottom of our heart Sophie for everything and even doing our wedding at such very short notice

Reply from Sophie Bernice
4 months ago

Thank you so much for having me, it was such an honour to play for you and I had a wonderful time. Congratulations and wishing you both have a beautiful life together x

David E
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie was fantastic. I would highly recommend. Amazingly professional, courteous and versatile. A beautiful voice and a fabulously delivered performance. I booked Sophie to perform in the street for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. My parents and their neighbours thoroughly enjoyed Sophie’s song selections, personality and delivery. Couldn’t have asked for better. Created the perfect memories for the occasion. Thank you Sophie

Craig P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

superb work and well prepared. Thank you

From other customers:

Ian B
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in St Helens Rd
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5 out of 5

Walking past the clock tower in Ormskirk, I was stopped in my tracks on hearing the beautiful voice of Sophie Bernice. I'm so looking forward to seeing her career progress, such a talent.

Pavlina P
2 years ago, for a Recording session in 380 Rector Pl #21E
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5 out of 5

Sophie is an amazing musician that I was very lucky to meet and to collaborate with. For our very challenging album with Macedonian lullabies which had to be adapted into ‘world music’ arrangements, and combining two languages, she created a very special arrangement which was perfect for her soft and esoteric voice. She even sang a stanza in Macedonian, making the song a rare gem. I am proud to know Sophie.

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