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's project, The Sophistocrats have been active since March 2016. Together, their debut EP, is scheduled to be released on April 2nd, 2018. Distilled lyricism and straightforward hooks; written from a millennial woman's point of view, it's about knowing yourself, taking action and facing destructive thought patterns.

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.

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


TOGETHER EP- COming in 2018 !!!

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Previous releases

by The Sophistocrats


"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)


Together EP Release Tour Dates TBA

Solo shows in Eastern Canada during Spring 2018 and full band shows in Western Canada during Summer 2018.


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      

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