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The Sophistocrats


Offbeat style with timeless grooves; The Sophistocrats’ vibrant performance will leave you feeling free, empowered and ready to step outside your beloved comfort zone. They have an eclectic style, heavily influenced by Alternative R&B and Indie Pop. Their sound reflects the mixture of a soulful and spunky front-woman with a tasteful Fusion Funk trio. The lead vocalist sings in English, French and Spanish. Her background in cultural anthropology informs the themes discussed in their songs, like the honeymoon phase, narcissism, expectations, authenticity, balance and self-cultivation. Their music is danceable and their storytelling relatable. Each of these sophisticated cool cats adds his own flavour to the band.

Vocals, Keyboard // Sophie MP
Guitar, Back Up Vocals // Davis Yates
Bass // Nathan Swift
Drums // Aybars Savat

Their musicianship is representative of the three years spent together at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. The Sophistocrats have opened for Steph MacPherson, Dirty Mountain and Charlie Jacobson at The Royal in Nelson, BC. In 2017, they will be opening for Friends Of Foes, touring with The Racket and releasing their first EP.


Original song by The Sophistocrats - Mad About You. Songwriters: Sophie Moreau Parent and Taryn McMaster.

Keyboard and Vocals: Sophie Moreau Parent, Guitar: Davis Yates, Bass: Nathan Swift, Drums: Aybars Savat.

Mixing: Aybars Savat, Mastering: Davis Yates, Filming: Miz Lulu and Shane Hainsworth, Video Editing: Miz Lulu

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Mad About You

by The Sophistocrats

Let's get together

spring 2017 Tour (Past dates)

July 28th – Nelson - Marketfest

June 18th – Cranbrook – Sam Steele Days

June 17th – Fernie – The Royal w/The Racket

June 17th – Vernon – Sunshine Festival

June 10th – Kaslo - Market

june 4th - winlaw - mamasita's w/the racket

june 3rd - nelson - the royal on baker w/fbk              

june 2nd - nelson - inovation space w/The racket      

June 1st - castlegar - library amphitheatre w/the racket

May 28th - vancouver - cafe deux soleil

may 27th - vancouver - The Roxy

May 20th - robson - lion's head pub

May 14th - Kamloops - Pdk cafe

May 13th - Enderby - Lorenzo's cafe

May 12th - salmon arm - Off The beat pub

May 11th - Kelowna - The Grateful Fed

may 8th, nelson, bc - the royal on baker w/ paraleidon and J Blissette

may 6th, Taghum, BC - The dam restaurant w/ Lazy Wind

April 22nd, nelson, bc - Inovation space w/ Bethany Petch and Elijah Bekk

April 20th, nelson, BC - The royal on baker w/ Friends of foes

March 25th, Nelson, BC - The Royal on Baker w/ west hues

March 3rd - nelson, bc - the royal on baker w/ becky and the slackers



Coverage of our Kelowna show for the "Let's Get Together Tour", May 11th, 2017 at the Grateful Fed.

Coverage of our Kelowna show for the "Let's Get Together Tour", May 11th, 2017 at the Grateful Fed.

Clin d'oeil Art: Since she doesn't have classical training in music, Sophie mp couldn't imagine making a living with her passion. She studied anthropology and traveled to Guatemala where she started playing music. She decided to go back to school and study music at Selkirk College in Nelson. She is now ready to take the canadian indie music scene by storm.

Clin d’œil ART : Parce qu’elle n’a pas une formation classique en musique, Sophie MP ne pouvait pas imaginer vivre de sa passion. Elle a donc étudié en anthropologie. Puis ses études l’ont menée au Guatemala où passait devant un magasin de musique tous les jours. Elle a donc décidé de commencer à jouer de la guitare et de retourner aux études au programme de musique contemporaine du collège Selkirk à Nelson. Et elle est maintenant prête à prendre d’assaut la scène musicale indépendante du Canada.

"Selkirk College band Willow Talk (The Sophistocrats' former name) played a raucous set." - Nelson Star (Will Johnson)

"Selkirk College band Willow Talk (The Sophistocrats' former name) played a raucous set." - Nelson Star (Will Johnson)