Outdoor Stage: Sunday 30 July
Sophia Marshall burst onto the UK Americana scene as one-half of highly acclaimed band The HaveNots (Cooking Vinyl Records), earning praise alongside as an accomplished female singer-songwriter within the alt-country music scene.
Having played hundreds of gigs across three continents from the tiniest dives to the grandest theatres, she’s delighted audiences at prestigious festivals like Summer Sundae in the UK and South by South West (SXSW) in the USA with her spellbinding voice and songs.
Highlights include singing Emmylou’s parts at a Gram Parson’s tribute alongside Evan Dando, (and earning the praise of Gram’s daughter Polly) and touring the land sharing stages with some of Americana finest, such as the Be Good Tanya’s, The Sadies and Tift Merrit. More recently, Sophia joined Frazey Ford on her UK tour, as both the opening act and providing backing vocals for Frazey.
Since the launch of her solo career in 2015, Leicestershire’s Sophia Marshall has continued to develop and hone her own musical voice, showcasing her individuality alongside fond influences worn proudly on her sleeve, but always presented with sincerity and sometimes painful honesty.
Sophia’s gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener’s heart, whilst her more upbeat numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping.
She has even been known to reinterpret the occasional old HaveNots song, when performing with her new indie-folk / indie-pop full band line up.