We are the Scotland based duo Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne
“Brave, bright and engaging throughout and much easier to tour than a big band, with no lack of presence.” JAZZ JOURNAL
living in Pathhead, Midlothian and are both active members of the award-winning Pathhead Music Collective.
We perform a combination of new and old songs from the mainstream and modern jazz tradition along with Sophie’s folk-tinged songs, informed by both the vibrant Scottish jazz scene and the rich traditional Scottish music culture in which she has grown up, as well as the inspiration she draws from the Scottish landscape. We also include in our repertoire, songs from other genres which invite the jazz treatment, including songs by the Bard himself, and the likes of Dolly Parton.
We are currently booking a few dates in the Highlands area, of which we still have available the 12th - 14th July, culminating with a performance in Ullapool on the 15th July, which follows a tour at the end of June in the NY region of the states, including a performance at a major international jazz festival whose programme will be made public later this month.
You can listen to some of our music here
and you can access our websites via links below where you will find information about our duo, sound clips, videos, photos and reviews.
Many thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.