“[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, April 19th 2016
“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’ and ‘Xenon Nights - Dawn’. 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 County.
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.