DJ Bevo talks to Sofie Bozzetti in Adelaide.
Sofie Bozzetti is a singer songwriter based in Adelaide, South Australia. In her early years she learnt classical piano, aged 5, and made the transition to guitar and vocals aged 13. From here she began performing small charity shows which eventually developed into regular gigs (around age 17.) Her unique style is somewhat a mish-mash of genres heavily influenced by contemporary jazz artists, such as Kimbra, and softer indie artists, such as Missy Higgins and Angus and Julia Stone. Other influences include Lana Del Rey, Jack River, Billie Eilish, and Angus and Julia Stone to name a few. Although these modern artists have a huge influence on her writing technique and sound, her repertoire is never short of diversity and always brings a mix of "old" and "new" in her own style..
Treating each venue uniquely and tailoring her performance to suit the audience always achieves the "wow factor." Apart from this, Sofie experiments with software generated sounds using a TC Helicon Voicelive Touch 2 and computer generated tracks to add depth to her originals to create more commercial and adaptive sounds for recordings. She uses this, as well as her custom built stomp box to add interest to live shows.
Sofie also DJ's. She is heavily influenced by house artists and enjoys an ongoing mentorship with some of adelaide most accomplished Dj's. Despite her love of house music, she often provides pop, RnB, and dance mixes for weddings and functions. Her live shows, as her alias Lemendt, are packed with energy and fun.
Sofie has also recently DJ'd for some of Adelaide's best fashion runways, organised by Ellery Events, and continues to provide live mixes for runways across Adelaide.
In 2019 Sofie was nominated for the Brides Choice Awards for her outstanding work within the wedding sector in South Australia as both a live acoustic soloist, and DJ/MC. She won a "highly commended" award against other professionals in her category.
At 17, Sofie became a grand-finalist in an South Australian singing competition where she performed a knockout tune at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and formed many valuable contacts.
Achievements such as singing at a national sporting championships, winning song writing competitions, recording session vocals for a television commercial, being featured on Fresh FM 92.7 during "The Jump" on full rotation, playing the iconic Winter Reds Festival and Crush Festival in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and providing music for an Adelaide Hills Wine Region international promotional video followed this, performing for international wine events, not to mention playing for Hollywood royalty Chris Hemsworth in early 2018 and being nominated for The South Australian Music Awards (SAM) for Best Electronic Artist 2018. She has also played several corporate functions at the stunning Adelaide oval, including for the AFL Womens Grand Final pre game entertainment for corporate members in 2019!
As Lemendt in 2018, her new single "Days" was released and aired on Fresh 92.7 which received positive media coverage from large online blogs and magazines.
She is well known for her work within the wedding sector and offers a range of services in this field.
She has been given rave reviews for her work across South Australia and continues to perform at highly esteemed venues. Moreover, she has recently been a guest on Peter Goer's evening show on ABC Radio Adelaide (three times), featured on Fresh FM 92.7, and PBAFM.
SOFIE has continues to release tracks as LEMENDT and has a dynamic Soundcloud full of her favourite tunes and mixes. She was selected to work on exclusive projects, including sponsorship through IVY Entertainment and Milk and Honey Audio Production with world class producers and engineers.