This week’s Essential Cover is in honour of St Valentine! Alt Soul singer, Sophie Ray gives us her take on Minnie Riperton’s ‘Loving You’ (and YES she can hit those high notes!).
Sophie, from Tring, in Hertfordshire, is a singer songwriter who accompanies her beautiful voice with the piano. A classically trained vocalist, her music is soul-influenced, and this has garnered her attention across the UK including on BBC Introducing.
Sophie has two EPs, ‘Treading Water’, and ‘Fiction Of You’, both of which are available to download from iTunes and as CDs from Bandcamp.
You can next catch Sophie performing live on Friday 26 February at Watford Colosseum, Watford, and at Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay, on Friday March 11.
Find Sophie online on Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Spotify, and her official website. Be sure to check out and subscribe to Sophie’s Youtube channel, where you can see and hear her perform both covers and original songs, such as ‘Measure’: