Conjuring the combined spirits of Hendrix, Mercury and Jagger, Sophia prowls her stage like a groove-crazed sorceress, wielding her astonishing voice like Luke Skywalker's sword. Sophia's talents are not news to her fellow musicians.
She's tough and smart, a showstopper who appeared onstage on the 1996 Lollapalooza tour wearing huge KISS boots and a leather jockstrap filled with lemons, which she tossed into the cheering crowd.
She's attracted a star-studded list of studio and stage collaborators: Jason Newsted of Metallica; Paul Simon; Karl Wallinger; Billy Bragg; Joey Ramone and Psychotica, with whom she appeared as featured vocalist on their main stage Lollapalooza tour with Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. On her stunning new CD, "Her Majesty", Sophia confesses loss, struggle, faith and survival with honesty and wisdom.
Indeed, Sophia is the rare composer who has both mastered her craft and tapped the wellspring of universal emotion with sincerity and a mighty dose of brute force. Sophia's impassioned voice - alternately James Brown and Chris Cornell, lyrical insight, and physical charisma empower her infectious melodies.
Her deliverance is nothing short of soul-defining as she breaks traditional barriers of women and of ethnic groups. Sophia is a woman with a heart of gold and a vision of rockn'roll and refuses to be constrained by any predetermined opinions of what she should be doing.
The result is a truly compelling album.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Black Madonna
2. What I Do Know
4. Kill Your Pain
5. Deep in my Bones
6. Torn Down
7. Girlfriends Ghost
8. Shining Still
9. Jon's Song
10. Stay Here With You