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About me

Hello. My name is Sophie and I’m a musician based in London, UK.  I am available for work on guitar, bass, drums, violin, vocals and keys, as well as songwriting, co-writes, toplining and arranging.

I am an experienced recording and touring musician. From me you can expect hard work, professionalism, fun, kindness, honesty & integrity and most importantly, no bullshit.

These days, 'session musician' can be a bit of a dirty word. Just because I play music for my job, doesn't mean I have to be cold, hard and detached.  I work on projects that I enjoy, with people that inspire me.  I love music. I am loyal and organised.  I like to muck in, go the extra mile, have fun and create meaningful, authentic relationships with the people I work with - that's how I like to be in all areas of my life.

 

For me, it's not just about getting the job done and then clocking off - it's important for me to be delivering work of the highest standard and for everyone I'm working with to be enjoying themselves along the way.

Below you can find some examples of my previous work. For any enquiries, or just to say hello, please do drop me a line at sophiegalpin@gmail.com.

CV

Live Work

Dua Lipa – 2023 - present - Percussion, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Keys

Houdini (Live) - The London Sessions

Self Esteem – 2018 - present - Bass Guitar, Keys, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Drums

I Do This All The Time, The Late Late Show with James Corden

The 345, Jools Holland Hootenanny

Prioritise Pleasure, Later...with Jools Holland

Wizardry, The Graham Norton Show

Remember (Becky Hill Cover), BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

I Do This All The Time, The Mercury Prize Awards

You Forever, Glastonbury Festival

Moody, MOTDx

How Can I Help You, Live on BBC 6 Music

I'm Fine, Live for Stephen Colbert

Rollout, BBC 6 Music

I'm Shy, BBC 6 Music

Girl Crush, Live at Glastonbury (BBC)

The Breeders - 2018 - present - Violin, Guitar, Keyboard, Backing Vocals

Drivin’ On 9

Jessie Ware – 2021, Bass + Synth Bass, BBC Radio 2 House Music Session

Remember Where You Are, BBC Radio 2 House Music Session

Spotlight, BBC Radio 2 House Music Session

Wuthering Heights, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester - 7 February - 7 March 2020 - Composer, Live Musician on Guitar and Vocals

Wuthering Heights Soundtrack

SOAK – 2018 - present - Bass, Keys, Guitar, Backing Vocals

Last July, Other Voices

Deja Vu, KEXP (USA)

Crying Your Eyes Out, Glastonbury Festival

Maybe, BBC Quay Sessions

Tom Grennan - 2017 - Present - Bass Dep, Keyboard Dep

Royal Highness, Sounds Like Friday Night (BBC)

Zuzu - 2017 - present - Bass Dep

Can't Be Alone, This Feeling Live at Nambucca

PINS - 2012- Feb 2018 - Drums, Backing Vocals
Highlights included multiple UK, European and North American tours & festival appearances (Reading & Leeds, SXSW, CMJ) and multiple live radio sessions (BBC 6 Music, KEXP, WFUV). Recording included two studio albums, an EP, a single featuring Iggy Pop and another produced by Jamie Hince of The Kills.
Oh Lord (Live on KEXP)

Young Girls (Live at WFUV)

Charli XCX - September 2017 - Piano
Boys, Sunday Brunch



Writing Work

I am proud to be published by Ninja Tune, recent work includes toplines, production library music and bespoke briefs. I also work as part of Broken Bird Studios, an audio production company, specialising in sound design and composition for film, theatre, radio drama and more. Please get in touch for more information and examples.

The Understudy, The Lawrence Batley Theatre (Radio Play) (Composer and audio production)

The Understudy

 

Wuthering Heights, The Royal Exchange Theatre (Composer and performer)

Wuthering Heights Soundtrack

 

Teddy Bears Picnic (2017 Horror Short) (Composer)

Teddy Bears Picnic


Di Martinelli feat. Sophie Galpin - Sensitivity (topline and vocals)
Sensitivity

 

Millesim feat. Sophie Galpin - Fall In (topline and vocals)

Fall In

Self Esteem - Girl Crush (strings, backing vocals, co-write)

Girl Crush

Library Music - Love, Love, Love (song and vocals)

Love, Love, Love

Bespoke Production Music for Ninja Tune Music Library

Library Tracks

Library Music - Every Day (song and vocals)

Every Day
 

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