Origin: Miami, Florida. U.S.A
Genre: Indie Nova Neo-Soul
Years Active: 2011 - Present
Official Websites: Sofilla.com
Sofilla is a local of Miami, born of Cuban & Swedish descent. She has always been drawn to music and began singing in the church choir as a young child while also taking piano lessons. In middle school, she taught herself how to play guitar by ear and began songwriting, while joining her school's piano program. In high school, she joined two of the choir programs available, while starting to record her own original material at home. She began collaborating with beatmakers on the website SoundCloud where she built a following online.
In 2011 with the collaboration of her debut single “Remedy”. The collaboration with the Las Vegas beatmaker Weirddough has gained over 100,000 plays on Spotify alone. The track was a sample of a jazz guitar looped into a hip-hop beat. Realizing this was the sound she wanted to pursue she decided to write material on the guitar and form a band. She has worked with the international artists Henk and Douglas Greed on an electronic track for a collaborative mixtape released under the label Voltage Musique Records. Her most recent release was the self-titled EP “Sofilla” and a single named "One & Only". Since then she and her band have been touring Florida showing off the group's versatility at bars, restaurants, & the high-end hotels of Miami Beach. In 2017 they invited Jeff Dazey of the Grammy-nominated act Leon Bridges to share the stage with the group as a special guest. They also had the pleasure of opening up for the group Magic City Hippies at The Wynwood Yard who had just returned home to Miami from finishing their tour at Bonnaroo Music Festival.
The musical ensemble known as Sofilla consists of Sofilla & RJM2. They have rotating members of local musicians which change depending on the needs of the venue.
Based on this, their performances can vary from duo, trio, to full band. When performing as a duo RJM2 loops guitar & bass using his trusty foot pedals while Sofilla sings and plays guitar. In a trio setting a drummer is included. With a full band, other instruments are included such as bass, piano, & saxophone.
Their sound is a mix of Neo-Soul and Indie Nova. The band plays original material and an eclectic array of covers from artists such as Amy Winehouse, Sade, Erykah Badu, Hall & Oates, Bjork, Hiatus Kaiyote, Outkast, and others.
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