Sophie is a Rock and Metal Guitarist and Social Media Content Creator from London, UK.
Sophie has been obsessed with Rock music since she was a child. With roots in classic metal, bands like Iron Maiden, Black Label Society and Pantera have been some of the biggest influences on her lead playing style. She has blended this heavy and technical style with the expression and feeling of blues guitarists such as Rory Gallagher and Joe Bonnamassa. Her rhythm playing is greatly inspired by punk bands such as the Offspring and Misfits. During her time at BIMM she has learned to play a variety of different genres which are noticeable in her sound, including elements of Jazz, Country and Gospel. She has used these to develop her own unique and creative style of playing and composing.
Her degree in music has helped her achieve a very high understanding of music theory and fretboard knowledge. Having started her guitar journey at the age of 9, Sophie is a talented composer and an accomplished musician. She graduated from BIMM London with a BMus in Popular Music Performance, receiving a First Class honours.
Sophie released her first EP "Delusions" in 2018, recorded and produced with Jason Wilson of Stakeout Studios and it surpassed expectations with the music video for her title song 'Delusions', reaching over 4.7 millions streams on YouTube.
Sophie reaches out to an impressive audience of over 1 million subscribers across her social platforms on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. Her content consists of original guitar music videos, covers, shred medley's, brand collaborations, equipment reviews and her recent discussions of dealing with performance anxiety. Her instagram cross-promotes these videos while exhibiting a more personal look into her life which has grown an interactive & trusting relationship with her fanbase.
She has played along side many established musicians who have commended her on her playing and ability to creatively work with others. Most notably, Mike Hurst, Clem Clempson and Fleur East.
"As a record producer of such artists as Cat Stevens and Manfred Mann, and more importantly having had Jimmy Page and Albert Lee in my early 60s band, I am uniquely placed to know an excellent guitarist when I hear one ! Sophie is one of them. She has really fast hands and has worked her socks off for years to get where she is today. She will make it I am sure, and that's what I want to see" - Mike Hurst, The Springfields.
MY OFFICIAL MERCH
For apparel, you will be redirected to the Official Merch Store
Happy New Year everyone 🎉🎉 I hope you're all looking forward to a year full of joy and shredding!
I have an announcement to make! To Kickstart 2022, you guys have the option to join my membership community on YouTube TODAY! By doing this, you get the chance to see my YouTube videos before the official release, so you get to see them before anyone else! 👀
You get to take part in Members-only polls, which would give you the option to vote on which shred versions I do of upcoming songs & More! 🎸
You will also have priority commenting on my page, so I will see your comments and be able to reply! You also get to use cool emotes and get subscription badges that you can rep on the page!
All the support I receive goes straight into funding for the release of my Album!!
Head over to my YouTube channel to join up, by clicking the JOIN button on my YouTube Channel!
Finally, after much anticipation, my Merch Line is finally HERE! 🎉🎉🎉
I have been working so hard on this project, so without further delay, I am proud and exited to present to you the Sophie Lloyd Official Merch Line 2021!
There are discounts available to Patrons who use a specific discount code, which will be messaged to you when you join (must be on Silver Tier or higher for discounts!)
Patrons on the higher tiers will be able to receive a free Tee 👕
This is just the start! I will be planning on releasing more in the future too!
I really hope you like the designs!
I have started Live streaming on Twitch! 🎉
This is a completely new experience for me, showing you exactly what I do behind the scenes with writing guitar parts for my upcoming YouTube shred covers, daily guitar practise, chats and much more! 🎸
You do not want to miss out! CLICK HERE and join me on my Live Streams! Make sure to subscribe to my Twitch channel or give it a follow so you can be up to date with all my Broadcasts 🤘🏻
We've Finished Recording The Album! 🎸🎉
We wrapped up the recording of the album on Friday end of May and it is sounding amazing! 🎸🎸
We have taken a few pictures of the last few days with Chris, Romesh and Tim, which you can see on my socials!
Thank you guys again so so much for everything! Next up, getting vocalists for the Album! ❤️
Only 1 week till I'm in the studio recording my album! Pretty much got all the songs finished! Now just to learn how to play them for next week
So far, we have 12 songs! If you would like to see behind the scenes, I am doing a Live Stream on Friday 7th May at 21:00 BST, which will be about album discussions, features and playing some of the sections! I will be doing a few in the studio during the recording process too! To access this you will need to join to the Silver Tier on my Patreon and above. ️
I am now providing monthly Guitar Lessons, which are exclusive on my Patreon page! These lessons are pre-recorded and there will be a mix of beginner, intermediate or advanced lessons. Head over to my Patreon Page to find out more!