Dutch DJ to perform at St Francis Bay

2015-12-17 06:00
Sophie Francis will be playing to an expected 20 000 people at St Francis Bay’s famous New Year’s Eve Bash, The Ruins.                                   Photo: SUPPLIED

Sophie Francis will be playing to an expected 20 000 people at St Francis Bay’s famous New Year’s Eve Bash, The Ruins. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE young and incredibly talented DJ and pianist - Sophie Francis - will be playing to an expected 20 000 people at St Francis Bay’s famous New Year’s Eve Bash, The Ruins.

Sophie composes her own tracks, working with a top production team in Europe. She is releasing eight brand new singles next year. Her much anticipated tracks received great feedback from top international DJ’s as well as Showtek and W&W.

She started developing her music when she was only nine years old, taking piano lessons and experimenting with music software. At 16 she was noticed by one of the top DJ Producers in Europe, John Dirne aka John Christian, and worked with him at his studio complex. Recently she signed with Always Management.

Previously known as Sophie’s Choice, she changed her name earlier this year to reflect her love for the beautiful chilled beach town of St Francis on the Garden Route.

“We lived in St Francis Bay for six months each year until I was 10, before moving back to The Netherlands permanently,” she says. “When I play piano letting my mind blow away, it always goes back there. It has a special space in my heart. I’ll always remember how I’d wake up in the morning, looking down at the ocean, spotting dolphins playing around and whales passing by. I was sad to leave South Africa and my friends.”

She was notified a few weeks ago that her original name ‘Sophie’s Choice’ was the trademark of a movie. “To avoid issues I had to rethink my name. Actually I’m glad that I had to do this! Because I had the chance to come up with my tribute to this special place in South Africa that means so much to me.”

Sophie’s sound is a mix of big-room, electro and progressive house. A perfect peak time banging formula, that sets the crowd on fire. “I love to create emotions with my compositions, and dance music has my heart because of the high energy and amazing feelings that it brings,” she says.

“I am so excited to be performing under my new name ‘Sophie Francis’, and coming back to St. Francis Bay - the place I love most in the world, to play at the most important party event: The Ruins, main stage.”

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