With hundreds of shows around the world each month, countless memorable moments happen at Sofar. Here are just a few of the special shows we put on in the past few weeks!
We love love at Sofar. Last month we hosted many Valentine’s Day themed events, but our highlight from the month was definitely the show in Philadelphia. It all started when Mattia, a long-time Sofar guest, reached out to the team ahead of the show and asked if Sofar would be his cupid. Mattia recently moved to Philadelphia from London, and his girlfriend, Francesca, still lives in London but was visiting Mattia for Valentine’s Day. He asked if he could sing a song at the show and dedicate it to her.
At the show, Mattia sang an Andrea Bocelli song in Italian (the couple is both Italian). He started off well, but then started to forget the words. Francesca started singing along from the crowd to help him, when the crowd encouraged her to get up and join him. She did, and the song became a duet, ending when Mattia got down on bended knee and asked her to marry him. She said yes, leading to quite a few tears in the audience! Congrats, Mattia and Francesca!
Sofar Linz put on a very special show at the Ars Electronica Center to celebrate their first anniversary. The Deep Space exhibition of the Center featured an 8K cinema room with projections on the floor and background wall, allowing the audience to be treated to a show full of good music from #384, Back to Felicity, and Playing Savage, as well as stunning visual arts from MANA and Laurenz Hintermayer. We can’t wait to see what exciting venues the Linz team will find in the coming years!
We've had breakout hit "No Roots" on repeat the past year, so we were thrilled to have Alice Merton play a stripped-down set for Sofar London. With just a keyboardist next to her, Alice slowed down her catchy indie pop songs for the guests at Small Beer Brewery. Alice’s debut LP Mint just came out a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to keep our eyes and ears on her and her promising career.
Ok, so not technically under water, but Sofar Seville did host their latest show under a whale and fish skeletons hanging from the ceiling in the Casa de la Ciencia museum. The blue lighting added to the marine-like effect for the sets by Pro Pane Lucrando, Emmett and All La Glory. The show went extra swimmingly since it was attended by Sofar team members from three other cities: Athens, Chicago and Berlin.