Here are some of the artists we are helping "Look for Europe in 2019 "

A full integrated conventional and digital media promotion service for the independently minded musician.

Become a Patron!

The European House Concert  Hub

The place for concert hosts, guests and artists to network

If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!

Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at

Happy Hosting, Happy New Year - Rob Ellen


Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne
  • Female
  • Pathhead, Midlothian
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook

Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne's Friends

  • Philip Armshaw
  • Keegan McInroe
  • Shay Ryburn
  • Terry Goldsmith
  • rob ellen

Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne's Page

Profile Information

What is your name (and name of your House Concert if host)?
Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne
Web Address
Are you an artist host and/or concert goer?
About Me
Heralding from one of Britain's top jazz families with brothers Tom and Phil Bancroft , Sophie is also involved with singer-songwriters from the indie world, folk musicians and hardcore traditional musicians, all of whom influence her writing and performance. Absorbing these disparate styles, her writing and live performance have developed into a particularly natural sound, sitting together beautifully as a whole without needing to pull apart the different influences, thus allowing the listener to just get on and listen! Her music, though not deliberately complex harmonically, has a refreshing richness and depth.

In the early part of her career she performed as a jazz vocalist around Britain and Europe at major jazz festivals and clubs, and on regular broadcasts for BBC Radio 2 and Radio Scotland. She then moved south to take up post as Britains first Jazz Education Development Officer, during which time she honed her skills as a songwriter and a music educator. On her return back to Scotland in 1993, Sophie has gone on to have a highly successful career as a singer-songwriter performing, broadcasting and recording her own compositions with a unique blend of jazz, folk, country and pop influences.

Forays in to the world of electronic music have led to her songs being used on US hit TV shows such as ‘Six Feet Under', several reaching top 10 slots in various dance charts as well as a performance at the esteemed South By Southwest Music Festival 2001 in Texas, whilst her acoustic songs are being recorded and performed by various artistes throughout Europe. A publishing deal with Bug Music in Los Angeles and various song representation contracts with other labels and music libraries in the USA have followed.

Sophie has released 5 albums to critical acclaim on her own label, LisaLeo Records. Described as gorgeous acoustic music, her new CD ‘Bird of Paradise', released in October 2010 has been written over the last few years. Featuring songs that look at life's cameos from a feminine perspective, Sophie's writing is now reflecting a more settled period in her life where she is experiencing her children growing up, her relationships becoming more long-term and having to scroll further down the drop-down menus to find her year of birth online. Several of the songs have been co-written with lyricist Dave Gill and poet Gaia Holmes as well as the song ‘Caroline' co-written and recorded with renowned singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine , writer of hits such as Eddie Reader's ‘Patience Of Angels'. Recorded with a sonic rawness and honesty, the CD's listener has a sense of being in the same room as the band. The music is ultimately wrapped in Sophie's voice, her intimate acoustic guitar, and accompaniment from her band featuring double bassist Tom Lyne , fiddler Amy Geddes and guitarist/percussionist Ross Mitson .

As well as concerts under her own name, Sophie's performance work also includes gigs with accordionist virtuoso Martin Green’s innovative band The Green Machine, has supported guitar legend Bert Jansch at the ABC in Glasgow tours and worked in the compelling duo The Two Tall Girls with Canadian cellist, Christine Hanson, whilst maintaining her connection with the jazz world singing alongside award-winning jazz vocalists Liane Caroll and Barbara Morrison as well as the jazz legend Fionna Duncan, during the Glasgow and Edinburgh International Jazz Festivals.

Sophie is one of the most in-demand jazz vocal teachers in Britain, with a very busy private tuition schedule as well as being a regular tutor at the RSAMD, City Of Edinburgh Music School, University of Strathclyde, University of Newcastle and one of the main workshop leaders in the Fionna Duncan Vocal Jazz Workshops and the Mediterranean Jazz School. She also leads song-writing workshops in secondary schools around Scotland.

Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne's Blog

Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne: Jazz/Folk Duo available in the Highlands 12th, 13th, 14th July 2014

Hi there

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…

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:44

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of The European House Concert Hub to add comments!

Join The European House Concert Hub

At 13:15 on March 21, 2014, Philip Armshaw said…

Hi Sophie, thanks for the contact, we like to do our house concerts on a Sunday so for your dates that would be Sunday 13th July. Usually we provide D,B&B for the night of your gig and the pass the hat donations from folks that attend. If that suits we can sort a gig and put it out their and see what happens. love and light. x

At 14:46 on January 24, 2014, Paul & Sue Thomas said…

Hi Sophie, sorry for the delay in getting back. We are fairly new to this and are only putting on a few concerts each year, generally people we've seen in concert ourselves so that we know they'll fit our audience - we only do personal invites to friends. We'll look you out if we see you playing nearby or at any festivals we go to, so maybe for the future. Paul.




Would like to contribute to FSR and the House Concert Hub? Please help keep the wheels on the hub, this site is run on House Concert Principles and relies on your donation. Thank You for keeping this in mind



Medicine Show Promo Playlist 

Face Book

Find us here

Please help me keep the wheels on The Medicine Show, and keep the hub rolling HERE!



Face Book

medicine show rolling news

Help us get a touring base RV in the states to help European Artist members tour there more conveniently

Latest Activity

Diana de Gruyther and Jamie Laval are now friends
Frank Martin Gilligan and rob ellen are now friends
Joe und Linda posted a video

Joe & Linda - "More Than Words" (Extreme Cover)

* Watch in 1080p for best video/audio quality * Joe & Linda's rendition of "More Than Words" by Extreme. Special thanks to Adams Music in Ittervoort-Netherla...
Apr 15
Joe und Linda and kenneth rickey are now friends
Apr 15
Bittersweet Highway posted a video

Bittersweet Highway - "It All Falls Away" - live version

A live video of Bittersweet Highway's "It All Falls Away" - video by Bill Moeller, stills and editing by Rene' Janiece, final editing by Abe Rosenberg of Jac...
Apr 11
Bittersweet Highway posted videos
Apr 10
Rai Breitfeld commented on Rai Breitfeld's video

Be You by WORLD5 - Lyricsvideo

"“Be You “ is an uplifting pop-rock song, powerful and produced in the typical style of WORLD5. The song´s story is about taking a broader aspect in life, for all of us, who at times, can forget how powerful our spirit…"
Apr 9
Rai Breitfeld posted a video

Be You by WORLD5 - Lyricsvideo

Lyrics Video of the song Be You by WORLD5
Apr 9
Rai Breitfeld posted songs
Apr 9
Bittersweet Highway posted songs
Apr 9
Bittersweet Highway updated their profile
Apr 9
The Medicine Show - Rob Ellen and mike wood smith are now friends
Apr 9
Ruby Luna and The Fox posted a blog post

Ruby Luna and The Fox - booking shows for July 2019 throughout Europe!

We are Ruby Luna and The Fox, a dream folk due based out of Boston. We are recording an EP in Valencia at the end of June and planning to tour throughout Europe in July. Our dates are flexible. We have instruments, and will need access to guitar/bass amps, and small sound system if possible (but not necessary). Please see below for our bio. Ruby Luna and The Fox is Angel…See More
Apr 9
A blog post by Ruby Luna and The Fox was featured

Ruby Luna and The Fox - booking shows for July 2019 throughout Europe!

We are Ruby Luna and The Fox, a dream folk due based out of Boston. We are recording an EP in Valencia at the end of June and planning to tour throughout Europe in July. Our dates are flexible. We have instruments, and will need access to guitar/bass amps, and small sound system if possible (but not necessary). Please see below for our bio. Ruby Luna and The Fox is Angel…See More
Apr 9
Bittersweet Highway posted a blog post

Welcome to Bittersweet Highway!

Welcome to our Blog!    Excited to be a part of Euro House Concerts   Here is our bio, more to come soon!Bittersweet Highway is the singer-songwriter duo of Rene’ Janiece and Wayne McKinzie. They live in the small town of Cedaredge, Co at the base of The Grand Mesa. Living and traveling along the edges of America, theirs is music that rises from the fringes, in place and in style. It crosses genres and blends the sounds that have influenced these two as individuals, combining to create…See More
Apr 9

© 2019   Created by rob ellen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service