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

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

LINK: Self Esteem - Moody, Live on MOTDx (BBC)

LINK: Self Esteem - I Do This All The Time, Later...with Jools Holland

LINK: Self Esteem - How Can I Help You, Live on BBC 6 Music

LINK: Self Esteem - I'm Fine, Live for Stephen Colbert

LINK: Self Esteem - Rollout, BBC 6 Music

LINK: Self Esteem - I'm Shy, BBC 6 Music

LINK: Self Esteem - Girl Crush, Live at Glastonbury (BBC)

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

LINK: Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are, BBC Radio 2 House Music Session

LINK: Jessie Ware - 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

LINK: Wuthering Heights Soundtrack

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

LINK: SOAK - Deja Vu, Live on KEXP (USA)

LINK: SOAK - Crying Your Eyes Out, Live from The Park Stage, Glastonbury (BBC)

LINK: SOAK – Maybe, BBC Quay Sessions

LINK: SOAK - Deja Vu, Late Night with Seth Meyers (USA)

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

LINK: Tom Grennan - Royal Highness, Sounds Like Friday Night (BBC)

Zuzu - 2017 - present - Bass Dep

LINK: Zuzu - 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.
LINK: PINS - Oh Lord (Live on KEXP)

LINK: PINS - Young Girls (Live at WFUV)

The Breeders - 2018 - Violin
Violin for select UK/European shows and Latitude Festival
LINK: The Breeders - Drivin’ On 9

Charli XCX - September 2017 - Piano
LINK: Charli XCX - Boys, Sunday Brunch (Channel 4)

Bright Light Bright Light - Backing Vocals - 2012 and ongoing collaboration
Highlights included support slots with Erasure and The Scissor Sisters, backing vocals and violin on two studio albums which also featured Elton John and Jake Shears (The Scissor Sisters).
LINK: Bright Light Bright Light - All In The Name

Belinda Carlisle - Violin
String arrangement and violin playing on the track ‘Goodbye Just Go’
LINK: Belinda Carlisle - Goodbye Just Go

Sam Isaac - Bass - 2009 - 2012
Highlights included South By South West, V Festival and extensive UK touring.
LINK: Sam Isaac - Come Back Home Tonight


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)

LINK: The Understudy

 

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

LINK: Wuthering Heights Soundtrack

 

Teddy Bears Picnic (2017 Horror Short) (Composer)

LINK: Teddy Bears Picnic


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

 

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

LINK: Millesim - Fall In

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

LINK: Self Esteem - Girl Crush

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

LINK: Love, Love, Love

Bespoke Production Music for Ninja Tune Music Library

LINK: Library Tracks

Library Music - Every Day (song and vocals)

LINK: Every Day

Figure of 8 feat. Sophie Galpin - No-one cries For Me (vocals)

LINK: Figure of 8 - No-one Cries For Me