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Sofia Donavan is an 18 year old singer-songwriter- Someone You Should Lookout For



Sofia Donavan is an 18 year old singer-songwriter living between London and Vermont who is releasing her 2nd EP "Left To The Clouds" on May 19th and will be available digitally everywhere. 

The music is a blend of country / folk / pop and is a follow up to her debut EP "Square One" which was released in September 2013.   She plays the Tanglewood Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar as well as a Taylor 712.

One of the new tracks off the upcoming EP "Note To Tennessee" Sofia performed for Ont' Sofa Gibson Sessions in UK recently check out her performance


Sofia is completing her freshman year at college.   She started singing lessons at 8 years old and at the age of 13 she took up guitar and piano.      She notes "Though I’d always known there was no better feeling than the rush I got after performing in school concerts or family shows, I only really realized that music was not a hobby but actually a necessity once I started writing songs influenced greatly by artists like Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. This happened when I was 13, after I found I had a lot to say and a lot of time on my hands after recovering from a surgery.”

After playing a song called “Soldier’s Letter” to her singing teacher and seeing her reaction, she realized that 

song writing was something she could pursue seriously.  Donavan started posting covers of popular songs on Youtube to begin building a small platform where she would later introduce her original music.  During this time, she began to play at open mic nights and local songwriter venues in London.  After winning a school competition, she had the opportunity to play at the Isle of Wight Festival and open up for a band in Shepherd’s Bush Empire.  In 2013 she released her first EP The Square One EP independently and started to sell copies at shows.

After reaching out to an advertisement that asked songwriters to send songs in to be reviewed on a website called MusicXray, she received a response from musician and artist manager Brian Steen saying that he was interested in hearing more of her music.  Through this relationship, she was introduced to the head of A&R for Windup Records: Diana Meltzer who then eventually led her to meet Jason Elgin who would produce the Left To The Clouds EP.  After a lot of planning and skype discussions, she took a leap of faith flying to Birmingham, Alabama and recorded her second EP.

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MUSIC VIDEOS
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=H6CZUlvn2Zs (Soldier's Letter from her debut EP "Squared One")
- Read the full story at UnRatedMagazine.com

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