Sophie Shaw is the lead vocalist fronting renowned blues/swing band, Blue Harlem, one of the top swing/jump-blues bands on the London scene – and the band that launched the career of rising star, Imelda May.
They are now enjoying an enviable reputation on the dance and jazz scene and are regulars at Ronnie Scott’s, Jools Holland’s new music venue – Boisdale Canary Wharf, Tne 100 Club, Twinwood Festival and Jitterbugs.
Their gig list includes such highlights as launching the Dubai Film Festival, the London launch of Baz Luhrman’s film ‘Australia’ and parties at Buckingham Palace, Annabel’s, The Sands Venue and Highgrove House for the Prince’s Trust.
Sophie is also an actress and she has worked for several years in theatre, film and television. As well as performing in national and international tours, she has regularly appeared in London’s West End, including The Royal National Theatre, The Aldwych, The Haymarket, Jermyn Street Theatre and many others. (For the last four years, however, she has been starring in her one-woman ‘show’, known as motherhood!)Sophie is also a Reiki Master/Teacher, running her practice, London Reiki Healing, from her home in Walthamstow Village.
Sophie lives with her four-year-old son, Barney – her own personal whirlwind, explosives expert, mess-maker and cuddle-giver!