- Electric Guitar, Acoustic
- Rock, Alt Rock, Soul Rock, R&B
Sophia Radisch (born July 6, 1998) is a professional Canadian Independent Artist. She is a singer/songwriter/musician and actress from Ottawa, ON Canada. She is a member of SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada); SAC (Songwriters Association of Canada); and CARAS (The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).
Sophia has been chosen as "the face of Grindrod Amps 2017." She attended NAMM 2017, as a part of the Grindrod Amps Team.She is a Gibson Guitar, Marshall Amps, GHS Strings, Singular Sound and PreSonus Endorsee. Sophia is also sponsored by American Hat Makers. Most recently, she performed on the Gibson Stage @ the Gibson Showroom, CES show 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada & on the Gibson Stage @ the Gibson Showroom, NAMM show 2017 in Anaheim, California. As well, Sophia performed @ the Gibson Guitar/FOX5 Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She has been called a "musical prodigy." She first hit the music scene at age 13, now 18, has written over 200 songs. Sophia has numerous accolades: nominated as "Best Young Songwriter" in the Toronto Independent Music Awards 2016; regional semi-finalist for her single "Heatwave" in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Searchlight Contest, "Hunt For Canada's Best New Artist 2014." And, she won the "Rising Star" award at the Canadian Wire Magazine Awards 2013. http://www.vevo.com/watch/sophia-radisch/heatwave/QMAXQ1400119
She is credited with being lyricist, composer, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist on both her album releases INTOXICATED (released September 1, 2014) and BEAUTIFUL SIN (released January 7, 2016). She co-produced her second album, alongside Glen Drover, formerly of Megadeth fame. Glen is Producer and Guest Guitarist on the album. Shawn Drover, is Guest Drummer. Both, formerly of Megadeth fame. "Hot Blooded," a single off her second album BEAUTIFUL SIN. It remained on the top 10 most played songs on the DRT National Airplay Rock Chart for over 8 weeks.
Sophia says, "...My songwriting tends to be soulful, sensual and fantasy-like in nature; driven by my passion for the guitar. I am influenced mostly, but not exclusively, by classic rock, alternative rock, R&B, Jazz and Soul. My music is an eclectic mix of genres, that is very alt rock/soul rock in nature. I follow my heart and intuition, and in this way, my musical gift speaks to me, and then I share it. And, that is how the creative process works for me..."
"Sophia's voice is tender, but it has a strength and passion of youth that will make you shiver! Each of the 13 tracks on "Beautiful Sin" is composed with smooth transitions and powerful rock hooks, and the lyrical content from this young woman is reminiscent of powerful female rockers. The new album also showcases a variety of rock and pop styles while retaining excellent continuity between tracks." Review by Kimberly Weiss, Band Reviews @ Music Connection Dayton
"Sophia Radisch is the kind of songwriter and performer blessed with a golden voice and universal appeal who understands her musical vision and brings an undeniable talent to the process. She's a joy for any listener to discover - a soul trader in genuine energy, aiming straight for the heart. Sophia turns a watchful eye to the pageantry of emotion, the drama of love and the mysteries of everyday life with a disarming mixture of sincerity and cosmic insolence, unapologetically romantic, spinning golden threads of lyric and melody, each inflection and melisma planned and considered, each word tailored for meaning and effect. She delivers it all with carefree charm and nearly divine intuition. Her voice, at times so ethereal, is shot through by strength and sinew and just a hint of transient grit. The feeling is cut deep, leaving any listener thunderstruck and enchanted." Review by Rick Jamm, The Independent Music Magazine
Sophia's body of work includes 3 professional songwriting collaborations with Music Hall of Fame songwriter, publisher, music journalist and producer, Larry Wayne Clark.
Composed at the tender age of 13, Sophia's original composition "I Can" was accepted into the Ottawa International Music Video Competition on August 19, 2012. It received great reviews by the panel of professional judges; including one judge announcing that "Sophia has a brilliant voice with a bright future ahead of her in the world of music."
Sophia's music is aired internationally; on regional and local radio, terrestrial airwaves, internet radio and satellite radio. She has conducted interviews and performances on radio and TV, and been featured in magazines. She has toured across Canada, in the USA and in the UK. She is an MTV/VH1/VEVO Artist. Sophia has worked as a stage and film actress.
Her original scores have been used in film, TV and commercials; and continue to be requested. Her original composition "Rain" was used in the Feature Film Thirteen Downs, as she performed her original song, in character. Sophia has been cast, many times, as a lead actress, in theatrical productions, short films, commercials productions and a feature film. In the feature film "Thirteen Downs," she is cast as the lead character. The film premiered and opened The Canadian, Ottawa International Film Festival 2012, on August 16th.
The PSA "The Helping Hand" won a short film award in Toronto; one of Canada's major music and film cities. Sophia was cast as the lead character; a short film on anti-bullying.
In the Short Film "Home Coming," Sophia was cast as the lead character. The film won 3rd place Audience Choice Award, at the Digi 60 Film Festival. It was released January 13, 2012 at the Ottawa International Film Festival.