Sora An
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Sora An

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Sora An moved to New York City in February of 2002 with the goal of making it as an independent musician, and has since succeeded in gaining recognition on the local music circuit as a popular performing artist. Born to Korean immigrants, and raised in Houston, TX, Sora An’s love of music began at an early age with unlimited exposure to classical, praise and worship music, and American pop and rock. By the age of seven, Sora was already proficient on several instruments including piano, guitar, bass, and drums. As she matured, so did her inextricable connection to music, and Sora continued to nurture her deep affection for the art form eventually leading to a mastery of guitar, and a prolific portfolio of self-composed work. As a child of the 90's, her earliest influences include The Cure, Bjork, Face 2 Face, and Radiohead, though she continues to astound listeners and fans of all genres with her own unique sound; the culmination of a profound love of life, extraordinary musical talent, and a genuine desire to heal thorough her art.
Upon her arrival in New York, Sora was transported spiritually to the place she had always needed to be. Inspired by the sheer electricity of the city, she embraced the freedom and chaos of the streets as her own personal muse, and quickly began writing and booking shows. As a solo artist, she performed everywhere from the quaint coffee shops surrounding Columbia University, to the famed live music haunts of New York City, including The Bitter End, National Underground, Pianos, and many more. Her notoriety on the local music circuit has also taken her to the West Coast, where she’s performed at several packed venues in Southern California.
Sora’s popularity as a solo artist eventually led to establishing herself as the lead guitarist for the pop-punk band Girls Don’t Cry, whom, between 2004-2007 opened up for several signed recording artists, including Gavin Degraw, Under the Influence of Giants, Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors, and international performer, Dimone. In addition to playing larger venues, Girl’s Don’t Cry frequented the coveted establishments of Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side, as well as the Joey Reynolds Radio show, and Gibson Music Studios. Sora’s deep, soulful relationship with lyrics and melody, combined with her technical training and body of experience, have provided her with a sense of diversity that can take her from grunge-punk, to indie pop, to singer/songwriter in one set.
Following her split with Girls Don’t Cry, Sora took on another lead role with local band, Hooray For Goodbye, where she continued to fortify her experience while simultaneously developing her own solo sound. After three years of recordings and live shows, including opening for such renowned acts as The Vivian Girls, Sora felt her artistic freedom was somewhat limited by the confines of band life, so once again she turned her outward expression inward, focusing on writing and recording. The rediscovery of her solo career took Sora to new heights as a musician, and gained her the technical savvy necessary to record on her own. Using nothing more than her home computer, Sora autonomously produced, recorded, marketed, and sold several studio tracks on iTunes, as well as a few at Moody Mammoth Studios in Brooklyn. It was during this process that she met drummer, Sergio Lecesse, bassist Rene Ferrer, and finally, the last piece of the puzzle, keyboardist, Robert Pucciariello. All talented as independent musicians, together they harness a kind of mutualistic symbiosis that sets the stage for an unstoppable artistic flow, while maintaining the professionalism and drive compulsory to developing a successful music career.
Sora is currently writing, recording, and performing with her dream team throughout the New York area, while concurrently managing a career in the fashion industry. Backed by the talents of Sergio, Rene and Robert, known collectively as The Love Brigade, Sora is set to release several tracks by the end of the year. In Sora’s own words, “Now that I have found my Love Brigade I can move forward in booking in the festival circuits, and touring.” Despite what can only be described as an impossibly busy schedule, Sora continues to illuminate the local New York music scene with her insatiable appetite for life, and unrelenting drive to express her message of love, peace and light.