Sophie Alloway Freelance Drummer 'Goddess of Groove'


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Sophie Alloway

Today I am talking the awesomely talented Sophie Alloway, what a lovely chat with Sophie about working hard and making contacts by focus and getting out there and playing.

Sophie Alloway is a freelance drummer, based in London, working in a variety of musical settings for a wide range of artists. She played drums for rapper Roots Manuva for two years; touring the UK, Australia and New Zealand with him. As well as appearing on Later With Jools Holland, Mercury Music Prize and BBC Introducing she has played top festivals including Glastonbury, Hop Farm, and Bestival; whilst also touring with the Michael Jackson musical 'Thriller'. She was the drummer in a recent Sky TV advert and YouTube videos featuring her have reached well over a million views. She could also be seen performing with Clean Bandit at last year's MTV European Music Awards.

Sophie has recorded/performed with David McAlmont, Roots Manuva, Clean Bandit, Kenny Thomas, Hazel O'Connor, Tony Allen, Lydian Collective, Kate Dimbleby, Wild Card, Lei-An, Angelita Jimenez, John Hogg, and West End/TV/film actor Clive Rowe. In the jazz/fusion world she has worked with Jason Rebello, Harvie S, Chihiro Yamanaka, Wayne Brown, Paul Carmichael, Dill Katz, Michael Mondesir, Ugo Delmirani, John Critchinson, Mornington Lockett and George Melly.

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