Sophie is a really versatile player that is great to be in a pit with. She always is prepared no matter how demanding the part and strives to add to the groove and flow of the music. Having someone that is able to fit in and be good to be with is as important to me as an M.D. and Sophie is as good company as she is a bass player.
— Jeremy Sleith - Musical Director of 'The Last Five Years' @ The Curtain Theatre, Rochdale


Sophie is a professional Double Bassist and Bass Guitarist from Manchester. She specialises in jazz and musical theatre, playing regularly with function band MonoChromatix at high profile events. This includes a vintage car show at Oulton Park and a private function for the Royal Institute of Science hosted by Prof. Brian Cox, as well as weddings, birthday parties and corporate events. She also guests with Jewish Klezmer band, L'Chaim kapelye regularly. Her CV includes over thirty professional musical theatre pit orchestra credits from all over the UK. Sophie also plays with several professional orchestras, including leading her own section for Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra.

Sophie graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 with a degree in Music, specialising in performance and composition. After this, she went on to study for a Masters in Composition whilst also keeping up an extensive performing and teaching career. Sophie is a confident performer in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk, blues, Klezmer and Balkan music. As well as playing from traditionally notated music, Sophie is also experienced at performing from graphic scores, chord charts, TAB or learning by ear. She is also a confident improvisor.

Sophie has had an extensive career performing in pit-bands for musicals and operas all over the UK. She is an excellent sight-reader and is extremely adaptable due to all of her experience. Sophie regularly plays with professional and semi-professional orchestras and ensembles, including lots of experience leading sections. Her performance experience includes symphonic works, concerto accompaniment, choral accompaniment, children's concerts and outreach projects. Sophie is also an experienced session recording musician of many styles, including working with Kaleidoscope Orchestra, MonoChromatix and the Transition Orchestra.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to find her full CV and performance credits.

Sophie is an excellent chart player and sight reader in a variety of jazz/swing/latin/pop styles. She has a great ear and memory for structures and arrangements. Importantly, she is a team player who is punctual and efficient but who is also friendly and charismatic with clients and audience members.
— Daniel Mawson - Musical Director of MonoChromatix



Pit-band Experience

  • The Last Five Years - The Curtain Theatre (2018) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • Little Women - University of Manchester Musical Theatre Society (2018) - Double Bass
  • Oliver! - Sale Operatic Society (2018) - Double Bass
  • Singin' in the Rain - Chester Operatic Society (2018) - Double Bass
  • White Christmas - Curtain Call Theatre Company (2017) - Double Bass
  • Bonnie and Clyde - Chester Operatic Society (2017) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • West Side Story - Pendleton Performing Arts College (2017) - Double Bass
  • A Little Night Music - UMMTS (2017) - Double Bass
  • A Chorus Line - UMMTS (2017) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • White Christmas - Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company (2016) - Double Bass
  • End of Year Showcase (various numbers from shows and ballets) - KSDance School (2016) - Double Bass
  • Parade - Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre (2016) - Double Bass
  • Grand Hotel - UMMTS (2016) - Double Bass
  • Guys and Dolls - UMMTS (2016) - Double Bass
  • No Horizon - Demo session recording (2015) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • Betty Blue Eyes - UMMTS (2015) - Double Bass
  • Titanic: The Musical - UMMTS (2015) - Double Bass
  • Mikado - South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society (2015) - Double Bass
  • The Addams Family - Chester Operatic Society (2015) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • Fiddler on the Roof - The Jewish Theatre Company (2015) - Double Bass
  • Assassins - No Sleep Theatre Group (2014) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • Company - UMMTS (2014) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • Sweeney Todd - UMMTS (2014) - Double Bass
  • Throughly Modern Millie - SMAOS (2013) - Double Bass
  • Les Miserables - Denbigh Academy (2013) - Double Bass
  • Mikado - University of Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Society (2012) - Double Bass
  • West Side Story - Sale Grammar School (2012) - Double Bass
  • Grease - UMMTS (2012) - Bass Guitar
  • Cabaret - UMMTS (2012) - Double Bass
  • CATS - Denbigh Academy (2012) - Bass Guitar
  • Spring Awakening - UMMTS (2011) - Double Bass and Bass Guitar
  • Guys and Dolls - Denbigh Academy (2011) - Double Bass

Orchestral Experience

  • Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra (2016 - Present)
    • Shared section leader.
  • Transition Orchestra (2018 - Present)
  • Kaleidoscope Orchestra (2018 - Present)
  • Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra (2017 - Present)
  • Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra (2017 - Present)
  • Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra (2017 - Present)
  • Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra (2018)
  • Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra (2018)
  • Otley Choral Society (2018)
  • Wigan Choral Society (2018)
  • RNCM Film Orchestra (2016)
  • Classical Evolution Orchestra (2015 - Present)
  • Manchester University Music Society (2011 - Present)
    • Symphony Orchestra
    • Chamber Orchestra
    • String Orchestra
    • Wind Orchestra
    • Vaganza (New Music Ensemble)
    • Outreach Orchestra
    • Robot Orchestra
    • Operas

Other Band Experience

  • MonoChromatix (2014 - Present)
    • Traditional jazz, swing and modern pop songs in a Postmodern Jukebox style.
    • Plays around the Northwest, including vintage car shows, weddings, parties and graduation ceremonies at the University of Manchester.
    • Check out our website, YouTube channel, Facebook page and Soundcloud for more info.

  • L'Chaim kapelye (2015 - Present)

    • Jewish Klezmer band playing traditional music for dances, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and birthdays.

    • Check out our website and Facebook page for more info.