Kung Fu Sophie
Imagine if Alice in Wonderland grew into a singer-songwriter, and then ate a little gluten-free cake: batter hand mixed by Joanna Newsom, baked in a clay oven by Tom Waits, and frosted cerulean blue by Regina Spektor.
At first glance, one might wonder if she escaped from someone's knick-knack box or the page of a storybook filled with enchanted tales and unpredictable endings. Upon encounter, one may find the magnifying glass obsolete and that she does not fit well into confined spaces. Nobody knows for sure, but it has been speculated that Kung Fu Sophie’s elusive roots were once grounded in the biggest little valley of a distant and dangerously explosive planet. It is believed that Kung Fu Sophie escaped the hostile, arid environment via a quickly constructed, self-made ark suitable for space travel. Fortunately she was able to rescue a guitar, a piano, and her voice. After enduring a long and arduous journey through uncharted territory, Kung Fu Sophie unexpectedly landed on Planet Earth. She has since been caught live sharing her music in various venues in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. She has self-released two CDs: the first, A Live Sophie-Size Sample, features live recordings from her Earthly roamings. The second, Short Kiss Bliss, was dubbed “Favorite local artist CD of 2008” by Discology. Sophie is currently working on an album that features studio recordings from Reno, Nevada and Bristol, England.
"Haunting melodies and catchy phrases clearly set her apart from the 'coffee-shop band' stereotype...this musician can electrify or transfix an audience with her words and melodies..." - Rory Dowd, Reno News & Review
Photos by Graham Stafford Photography
Sophie and the Organ Donors