Sedona AZ (March 12, 2013) – Fifteen year old singer songwriter Sophia Angeles is bringing Sedona a fresh original sound and proving that she is definitely going places with her music. With her CD release concert “Somewhere We Haven’t Been” on March 22nd at 7:00 pm, Sophia is emerging in the local music scene as a promising young artist with a bright future in music. Tickets are $15.00 general admission, $10.00 for students with ID. Doors open at 6:00pm, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Sophia’s unique and powerful vocal style ranges from sultry to resonant high tones, expressing a wide range of emotions with a sensitivity that’s rare for her age. Her original music is a homegrown blend of indie pop with crossover country-folk stylings. With musical influences range from Taylor Swift to Nora Jones, Michelle Branch to Adele; Sophia’s voice and presence captivates audiences with her well crafted melodies and lyrics.
Since the age of nine Sophia has been writing songs, singing and performing on stage. In 2011 she won the title of Sedona Rising Star in the Sedona Sunrise singing competition and has since been a featured performer at community events and venues in the throughout the Verde Valley, including two sold out shows at Studio Live in the last two years.
Music has always been a key part of Sophia’s life, with singing as her main form of expression. At age 10 she picked up a guitar and learned to play by ear after only a few lessons. Soon she was studying piano and voice, performing in musical theatre productions and putting on living room concerts for anyone who would listen. In her middle school years playing guitar and writing songs became her passion and by age 13 she had written over 50 songs. For this Red Rock High School sophmore writing is way to express herself while trying understand the ups and downs of life, relationships and growing up. Sophia performs regularly in the Red Rock High School contemporary band program directed by Courtney Yeates where she collaborates with fellow student musicians.
The March 22nd concert will feature guest appearances by singer songwriter Brandi Jack, singer Jerzy Gould, pianist Hannah Pigg and, returning from last year’s concert, cellist Michael Levin. Michael is the co-producer of her newly released CD along with Scott Leader of Brick Road Studio in Scottsdale. Sophia’s new 5 track CD “Somewhere We Haven’t Been” will be available at her concert and soon on CD Baby and Itunes. This concert will pave the way for an exciting trip to Nashville, Tennessee in June to help Sophia make connections in the music industry.
For more information please contact the Sedona Performing Arts Alliance/Studio Live at (928)282-0549. Tickets are available online at www.studiolivesedona.com or at the Studio Live box office located at 215 Coffeepot Drive in West Sedona.
The Sedona Performing Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3) that serves as a catalyst for community development through quality arts programming. We are dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts through education, live performance and artist support.