Get to Know Sophie Bond, WSM Radio’s Artist Spotlight
After nearly a decade on the road, UK based singer-songwriter Sophie Bond has just released her first single, “Too Much To Ask.” The new single was produced in Salt Lake City, Utah by Tommy Hopkins, the lead guitarist for the ever-popular Donny Osmond!
Sophie has gained huge attention recently with her lockdown gigs from her back garden – garnering over 400k views on social media. This has gained lots of media attention including BBC radio interviews, appearing on the TV news, and being approached by Hollywood actress Amy Adams, to take part in a private Zoom concert for a school in Hollywood, which had 10 other vocalists including Grammy award-winning SIA.
Sophie’s stunning voice moved thousands of people to tears recently when she sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” outside Leighton Hospital as crowds clapped and cheered the NHS. More than 140,000 people have now watched her tear-jerking performance.
Sophie turned professional when she was only 14 and has been singing since she was eight. After graduating in musical theatre from the University of Central Lancashire, Sophie traveled the world performing on cruise ships and across Texas. In 2011 she wowed all of the judges on ITV’s The X Factor (Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa & Kelly Rowlands) and made it through to the final 16 girls in boot camp.
In her own words, reflecting on the song, Sophie said:
“The song came about whilst I was traveling in Dallas, Texas, in November 2019. I had so much passion and emotion after almost quitting my career as a full-time singer for what I thought was love. I began writing this song and I felt like 8-year-old Sophie Bond had just discovered her voice for the first time! More importantly, I was eager to release a song that was portraying a humorous, fun message that people could relate to. Apologies for taking 10 years to release my own music, I was too busy covering ‘Don’t Stop Believing ‘ to Barry and his wife in the local pub!!”
“Too Much To Ask” is available to Download/Stream from all major Digital Retailers!