Sophia Bouhaddou Music

Sophia Bouhaddou Music

 North Hollywood, California, USA
BandR&BPop

Hello Friends!

Bringing new life the words groove and rhythm, Sophia Bouhaddou Music is base of Soul, a splash of R&B, the perfect balance of Pop, and a whole lotta head bouncin, booty shakin’ good! Created in 2010, Sophia Bouhaddou (Singer Songwriter) and Hana Rivas (Drummer, Musical Director, Co-Writer) came together to make an unparalleled team producing the unique, refreshing, melodic, soulful Sophia Bouhaddou Music

Biography

Sophia Bouhaddou

Singer, Songwriter

Sophia Bouhaddou is human. I am silly, overly optimistic, in love with life, grumpy, passionate, alive, lively, deep, sweet, bitter, breathing, screaming, simple, complicated…. My goal: to inspire you! I aspire to be a professional musician—one that can breach domestic and international boundaries and connect with people on very rudimentary, fundamental levels. I am a multi-culture kid, my mother is from France my father is from Morocco and i spent most my childhood in America. I speak English, French, and Arabic and incorporate this into my music. I am a songwriter, in part, to heal, both myself and others. I am a graduate from Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) in Pasadena.

Ever since I could make noise, I started to sing. As a little girl I would sing songs (on repeat) from Les Miserables and put on dramatic performances for dinner guests in the family room. As a child, I was always drawn to musical instruments, as if I was already somehow aware of my passion and just needed figure out how to manifest it. I quickly learned to play the violin, saxophone, and piano, and took voice lessons beginning at nine years old. In high school, I held roles in many high school plays and musicals including Candide, The Red Room, and Pirates of Penzzance. I sang the national anthem at all the high school football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, water polo games as well as at my graduation in front of 10,000 people. I participated in many singing competitions (including American Idol, Del Mar Idol, Best of Utah).

Since then, I have performed alongside Patrice Rushen (Grammy Award Winner, Quincy Jones, “Forget me Nots”) and Kacee Clanton (Joe Cocker, Luis Migel) and been taught by Al Jarreu, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson Singers, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera), Ricky Minor (Tonight Show, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys), Nikhi Korula (NK Band, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer), Andrea Collderwood (Ben Folds, Downbeat Award, Downbeat Magazine, Outstanding Soloist Award) and Tierany Sutton (Grammy Nominee For Best Vocal Jazz Album). I have been formally judged by many influential vocalists such as Carman Carter (Dancing with the Stars), Darryl Phinnesse (Michael Jackson Singers), Siedah Garrett (writer of Man in the Mirror).

I am currently the lead singer of my original Soul R&B Pop band: Sophia Bouhaddou Music who perform weekly at various venues in Los Angeles and San Diego area, which include performances at Pig and Whistle, Steamers Jazz Club, Room 5, Kulaks Woodshed, and Club Metropol.

Hana Rivas

Drummer, Co-Writer and Musical Director

Hana Rivas is… Drummer, Musical Director, Percussionist, Producer, Backround Vocalist, Music. I aspire to serve the music, to make each project I work on the best I possibly can. To understand the story of each song and give it what it deserves. I started music in middle school, I actually wanted to take woodshop thinking it was “bad ass” but there wasn’t any room left in the class so I was forced to take band. I wanted play drums but missed my bus and got stuck with clarinet. I then discovered how naturally music came to me and ended up playing every other instrument BUT percussion. In turn I also taught myself bass guitar. I found that scales explained themselves physically and logically to me and all made sense, but still felt really incomplete. Still eager to play the drums I took private lessons and took my urge in to my own hands.

Exiting middle school I tried out and made snare drum in the John Burroughs Drum Line/Marching Band in 9th grade. I mastered sight reading, complicated polyrhythms, and advanced hybrid rudiments. All through high school I maintained drum set lessons learning ever genre of music as well as playing in the jazz band and wind ensemble. Near the end of high school I met another obstacle that would change my career entirely. I discovered I had a hereditary stomach disease that made it impossible for me to continue pub