The Sophistocrats

Suburban RnB // Organic Trip-Hop

Lovelorn grooves imbued with timeless themes of learning to love and finding balance. Singer-songwriter Sophie Moreau Parent formed The Sophistocrats in 2016. Originally from Ottawa, she met her band while studying in Nelson, BC. 

Together, their debut EP, was released March 24th, 2018. It's about self-discovery through meaningful relationships. These confessional songs written from a millennial woman’s perspective present challenges related to expectations, communication and boundaries. Its open book lyricism and distilled hooks wreathe you in purposefully, questioning our ways of loving.

Vocals and Keyboard // Sophie MP
Guitar and Back up Vocals // Davis Yates
Bass and Back up Vocals // Nathan Swift
Drums // Aybars Savat

The Sophistocrats spent multiple years studying contemporary music together at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. They have opened for Dirty Mountain, Friends Of Foes, FBK, Living Hour, Steph MacPherson and Charlie Jacobson and toured with The Racket.

TOGETHER

OUT NOW !!!

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Together EP (Preview)

by The Sophistocrats

Together is about self-discovery through meaningful relationships. These confessional songs written from a millennial woman’s perspective present challenges related to expectations, communication and boundaries. Its open book lyricism and distilled hooks wreathe you in purposefully, questioning our ways of loving.

Press

"Let's Get Together Tour", May 11th, 2017, coverage of the Grateful Fed show in Kelowna.

Kelowna Grateful Fed Promo May 11th 2017

CBC interview with Sophie Moreau Parent (in French)

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)

 
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Together EP Release tour 

Solo show - April 29th - Rockland, ON  - ep release

Solo show  - may 4th - ottawa, on - Grad Week at the university of ottawa

British columbia full band dates:

May 10th - Kelowna - Milkcrate Records

May 11th - Enderby - Lorenzo's

May 12th - Sun Peak Resort - Kamloops

May 15th - Cranbrook - Winter Ale Series

May 17th - Rossland - Flying Steamshovel

May 18th - Nelson - The Royal on baker

May 19th - Castlegar - Lion's head

May 20th - kaslo - Blubelle bistro

 

Solo shows in british columbia - august 2018 - tba

 

Past dates- spring 2017

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      

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 - The Royal on Baker w/ Paraleidon and J Blissette

May 6th, Taghum - The Dam Restaurant w/ Lazy Wind

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

April 20th, Nelson - The Royal on Baker w/ Friends Of Foes

March 25th, Nelson - The Royal on Baker w/ West Hues

March 3rd - Nelson - The Royal on Baker w/ Becky and the Slackers