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Sophie Koh
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Folk
Rock
Pop
Instruments Vocals, guitar, Piano
Years active 2000–present
Labels In-Fidelity Recordings
Website Official website
Members
Phil Collings, Ivan Jakic,Tim Reid
Former members
David Kleynjans

Sophie Koh is a singer and songwriter based in Australia.

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Brief Biography

Born in New Zealand, Sophie Koh grew up both there and in Singapore. After finishing university in Melbourne, Australia, she headed north to Darwin , where she won Triple J's Unearthed contest in 2003. Returning to Melbourne, she launched her debut album "All The Pretty Boys" in 2005. Sophie is regularly asked to play high profile events in Melbourne and around Australia. She released her follow-up album "All Shook Up" in 2008. Koh is also a qualified optometrist.

Achievements

Sophie Koh signed to the In-Fidelity Recordings label after winning Triple J's Unearthed Contest in 2003. In 2005 she appeared on rage on the ABC TV channel. She became a successful breakthrough female artist by reaching as high as #3 on Triple J's Net 50 and remaining in the chart for 8 consecutive weeks. Her single "Anywhere" from her debut album All The Pretty Boys has been played all over Australia on Triple J radio stations and scored a slot on rage playlists in successive weeks during July and August 2005.

In early 2005, Sophie Koh appeared on Australian TV show RockWiz performing her song Anywhere and then singing a duet with legendary Australian singer Jimmy Little. They performed a cover of The Turtles song, "Happy Together". In 2008, she appeared on Rockwiz again. This time, the male, counterpart musician was Steve Kilbey from Australian band, The Church. The song they performed together at the end of the show was a cover of The Go Betweens, "Streets of Your Town". In the quiz part of the show, Kilbey's team beat Koh's 160 to 145.

In August 2006, Sophie Koh and 2006 ARIA Female Artist of The Year Clare Bowditch performed together live on JJJ Radio in an outside broadcast from Darwin, Northern Territory. For the event,which was hosted by Robbie Buck and Jay, Clare and Sophie were known as the "Children of the Evolution House Band" and played a version of the T-Rex song as the theme for the day. Sophie also performed a live version of her song "Honey I will Buy You A Mercedes Benz".

She performed the national anthem live from Caulfield Raceway (Super Saturday) in March 2007. It was broadcast live on Channel 7, and syndicated on many other networks.

Sophie has supported acts such as The Eels, The Go-Betweens, Paul Kelly, Betchadupa, Pete Murray, Alex Lloyd, Paul Dempsey, Howie Day and Mick Thomas.

Sophie Koh's second album "All Shook Up" (produced by J Walker(Machine Translations)) was released in Australia on August 9th 2008. As of 2008, Sophie is touring Australia, playing all states and territories.

In 2008 Sophie won the category Best Female Artist in The Age EG 2008 Music Awards.[1] In 2009 Sophie Koh appeared on Spicks & Specks,taking over co-hosting duties from Adam Hills for a section of the show. It was the most watched ABC TV show of the year to date[2]

In 2009 it was announced that Sophie would have a cameo role on Neighbours. She will be appearing on the show performing live in Charlie's Bar [3].

Discography

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Albums

EPs and singles

  • Anywhere (2005) #3 Triple J Net 50
  • Silly Thing (2006) EP
  • Objects In This Mirror (2008) single iTunes only

Compilations

External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/12/04/1228257228861.html
  2. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/tvradio/2009/05/28/1243456660937.html
  3. ^ http://perfectblend.net/news/spoiler/index2.htm

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