“[Sophie] might have been born a decade too late to be a New Romantic, but
she’s bang on time to start the revival.” – Maddy Costa,
“Sharp-suited surefire future pop sensation” Sophie Mahon brings a form of
escapism and romanticism that is somewhat lacking in today’s cynical 21st
Century maelstrom of plastic pop. Sophie takes inspiration from her Eighties New
Wave influences Roxy Music, Duran Duran and David Bowie “but far from being a
mere pastiche of bigger-haired times, [Sophie’s] music is fresh, urgent and oddly
moving” – Seymour Quigley.
Sophie’s band (Sophie Mahon & The Ready Mades) have played venues and
festivals including Bearded Theory Festival, The Hope & Anchor and The John
Peel Centre. The band competed in BurySOUND’s 2019 band competition;
reaching the grand final and playing at The Apex.
Sophie and her Ready Mades have also supported Eighties legends ‘The Blow
Monkeys’ at Epic Studios, Norwich.
Sophie has two E.P’s under her belt: ‘Xenon Nights – Dusk’ (2018) and ‘Xenon
Nights – Dawn’ (2019). Both of which received regular play on both BBC
Introducing In Suffolk and Norfolk. Suffolk also included Sophie in their showcase
last year, at The John Peel Centre, for the four most exciting talents in the
A relative late comer, Sophie did not pick up a guitar until she was eighteen
having stumbled across Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music whose layering and artistic
outlook inspired her to take the plunge. Sophie had up until this point been in the
process of following in her parents footsteps and joining the Royal Navy.
Needless to say, Sophie made the decision to leave the Royal Navy after six
months training, feeling that life was too short to not do what she enjoyed.
Sophie completed an Artist Development course at Access to Music which has
seen the likes of luminaries such as Ed Sheeran, Let’s Eat Grandma and Mullally
go on to have successful careers within the music industry.