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Wolverhampton's Sophielou plays latest HMV showcase

By Leigh Sanders | Entertainment | Published:

Rising Wolverhampton RnB star Sophielou took part in the latest live music showcase at her home city's HMV store on the weekend.

Sophielou performs at Wolverhampton's HMV store Photo: ShotbySensei

The singer, who released her debut album last month, performed for fans at the Mander Centre store on Saturday and signed merchandise people had bought while watching her.

She is the second Wulfrunian to play the store after Black County Music Award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Evans, who is also the lead singer of The Clocktower.

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It was an afternoon the singer, who also on Saturday appeared in the Star's Weekend supplement talking about her latest ventures, won't forget in a hurry.

She said: "It was an incredible afternoon, the energy was amazing and it was so good to meet fans in person after them reaching out to me online for so long."

Fellow Wolverhampton artist Toldyaa also appeared to perform the track Ready alongside Sophielou.

"We sold out all the CDs on the day which was super sick," Sophielou added. "I never have any expectations so it was really nice to be told by the manager all the CDs had been sold on the day.

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"Performing in HMV has let me know just how far I’ve come in my career, I just can’t wait for my headline show in August now!"

That show is on August 29 at Newhampton Arts Centre on Dunkley Street, where she worked on her debut album SoulSearch at the Beatsabar Studios based there.

HMV were also pleased with Sophielou's set on Saturday, tweeting out afterwards: "From all of us. Thank you Sophielou. Smashed it!"

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And First Reunion Media, the city-based production company who film a lot of Sophielou's music videos, were also in attendance.

They tweeted after: "A completely new and surreal atmosphere. Live music showcasing the amazing Sophielou and her new album which sold out!

"Amazing from HMV. And amazing support from the Wolverhampton public."

Tickets are still available for the Newhampton Arts Centre show, available from the venue's website.

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders
@LSanders_Star

Senior sub editor for the MNA portfolio and entertainments writer leaning towards features and reviews. Get releases to me at leigh.sanders@expressandstar.co.uk

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