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.
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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 since the age of four and I have been performing live regularly at weddings, pubs, galleries and parties since the age of 17. In June 2018, I released my debut single with Liverpool record label ‘Klee Music’, and since then have gone on to self release my original music, which has been featured on BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Leeds, as well as performed at Sofar Sounds and Liverpool's Sound City. I was selected to be a part of the Sound City Artist training early 2022, as well as the Size? Artist Development Course. 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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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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Sophie Bernice's Song list

Fast car- Tracy Chapman
Talkin Bout a Revolution- Tracy Chapman
Put Your Records On- Corinne Bailey Rae
Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles
Time After Time- Chet Baker
What's Up- 4 Non Blondes
La Vie En Rose- Edith Piaf
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
Wild World- Cat Stevens
Imagine- John Lennon
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
1234- Feist
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
5 Years Time- Noah and the Whale
Lovesong- The Cure/ Adele
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Better Together- Jack Johnson
Quelqu'un m'a dit- Carla Bruni
Blackbird- The Beatles
Someone Like You- Paolo Nutini
Candy- Paolo Nutini
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
You Are My Sunshine-
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 and many more covers!
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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Sophie Bernice's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Natalie G
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We were absolutely blown away by Sophie, both by her incredible talent and her lovely personality. She played and sang at our wedding for the ceremony and for a few hours afterwards and she was absolutely outstanding. Our guests all commented on how brilliant she was with such a beautiful and unique voice, and a couple of our friends who are also getting married soon asked how we found her. If it hadn’t been our wedding day, we both said that we would have very happily just sat and listened to Sophie play for the entirety of her set! Sophie was so accommodating, quick to respond and very helpful when planning the day, with lots of useful tips and recommendations for song choices. She was a real delight to work with and we wouldn’t hesitate to do so again. Thank you so much Sophie, for making our wedding day so special, we could never have imagined it would be so wonderful with your help. You are exceptionally talented and we very much hope we get the opportunity to see you perform again!

Andy W
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie played two 30 minute sets at my 60th Birthday party and her sound and style was perfect. She stepped in at the last minute after a cancellation, and despite short notice, she fitted right in and was a pleasure to work with. Her performance went down really well with everybody there and I would recommend her without hesitation.

Kieng T
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Review Sophie played at our restaurant on New Year's eve and she was really great. The music was great and helped to provide a very good atmosphere for our customers. Feedback from all our customers was good and it was a great evening for all. I would highly recommend Sophie for anyone looking for a singer and guitarist for a social event/venue. Ken

Mustafa D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie was fabulous. We called her on NYE. Her performance was better than I could have imagine. Really good choice for events.All of guests loved so much. I hope to book Sophie again for any similar future events.

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From other customers:

Peter J
1 year ago, for a Wedding in West Africa House
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5 out of 5

What an incredible talent. Sophie played at our wedding and provided the perfect backdrop for our daytime celebration. Her incredible interpretation across an eclectic range of songs provided something for everyone. As she played and sang the approving looks across the room acknowledged such an incredible young talent. Sophie… thank you for making our day so so special ❤️

Ian B
3 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.

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