Sophie Bancroft is a singer-songwriter with a unique blend of jazz and folk influences who performs around Britain, Europe and North America. She has released nine CDs to date including ‘Songs’ which was listed as one of The Herald’s top 50 Scottish albums of 2015 and ‘Monday Nights’ which was listed in Jazzviews top jazz albums of 2020. More recently she has expanded her creative practice to include writing spoken word, poetry, personal essays, photography, video filming and editing, producing short films and gaining a Masters with distinction in Creative Writing.
After her film poem (S)kin was screened at the ‘Women Over Fifty Film Festival – WOFFF’ and Italian film festival ‘Cinema D’Idea’ she received a bursary from Luminate Scotland in 2021 to support furthering her film-making skills and has recently released her first film song ‘Old Mother Blackbird’ which was screened at a ‘Best Of The Fest WOFFF’ screening. Sophie is currently commissioned to write songs for ‘Dementia The Musical’ and is running a song-writing project with The Pathhead Choir and Autumn Voices. She is also a founder member of the award-winning Pathhead Music Collective, and of Jazz Forward, a new collective music agency showcasing some of the original jazz being written in Scotland.