Montreal singer/songwriter Sophie Young has been inspired for writing music and singing for as long as she can remember. She knew even before she joined her first band that she wanted to be on stage and to write songs. She had a talent for mesmerizing her audience and to draw them into her world. Along with her first band 'Modern Stories' they then went on to co-write trip-hop/rock music and repeatedly took over the stage and won over audiences with every performance. Their talents and hard work, did not go unnoticed, because subsequently, they won a radio contest 'CHOM l'Esprit Battle of the Bands'. In the press, Sophie's performances on stage and her voice were compared to a blend of such artists as Shirley Manson (Garbage)/Beth Gibbons (Portishead)/PJ Harvey. The band went on to record an album called 'Moving Target'. They also went on to open for such acts as 'Men at Work' and 'Moist' and continued to tour North America until they disbanded in 2002. Sophie has since released her first self-titled album in 2006 and won top honors in the regional contingent of the 'National Songwriting Competition' for her single 'Waiting for the Sun', which got heavy rotation on Montreal's Mix 96 radio station and reached the top 10 on the radio charts. She has also received numerous positive feedbacks from the press and released a video, directed by Emmanuel Hessler. "Her first solo album, a compilation of pop-folk acoustic music is a very pleasant listen, even at full blast in the car." Châtelaine (Québec)-July 2006 -Caroline Fortin "The album comes in fresh like the breeze, brought in from the modulations of Sophie Young's very intriguing voice." Le Droit (Ottawa)-July 2006- Valérie Lessard 'This young Anglophone artist offers us a lively album similar to artists like Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega and even Melissa Etheridge. Some of my favorite tracks on the album are 'Waiting for the Sun', 'Moonshine Bar', 'Subway Track', and 'Drifting'. An album to check out for the summer season." Denis Lévesque (musical director) - CHRM 105.3 FM in Matane, Québec Recently, Sophie has been writing and recording for a new album in collaboration with Pat Frazer. A combination of modern, electronic, catchy pop songs, with a twist of visually, thought provoking lyrics.