Based in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 25 year old singer and songwriter Sophia Beatty sings with passion and heart that can be truly felt. She is known for her ability to sing classic jazz and soul cover music. From Whitney Houston to Ella Fitzgerald to Etta James, she covers a whole variety of well known music that moves people to tears or gets them up and dancing.
She originally went to college for engineering and planned to become a veterinarian, but decided to pursue music after she felt God put it on her heart to sing instead. Now she performs music full time. When she is not on stage, she is at home producing her own original music. She also gives vocal lessons to people who love singing as much as she does. You can find her at many venues around the Black Hills playing solo or with her band, The Sophia Beatty Band.
Building on this creative powerhouse of covers, Sophia has recently taken to the streets to
share her original creations as well, which have been applauded greatly by the regional music community. She is already well on her way to becoming a staple of the northern plains musical experience. Sophia's gift of synesthesia, which gives her the ability to "hear" colors, makes her original songs unique and emotionally moving. Synesthesia by definition is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. The music she writes reflects the colors she hears. Her hope is to glorify God through her new original music, as well as create movements and ideas to raise money for the poor.