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Couch w/ Sophia James

April 12, 2024

Couch
w/ Sophia James
Friday, April 12
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
All ages / Standing
$22 Member / $25 General Admission Advance/ $30 GA Day of Show

Boston-based band Couch infuses pop with funk, rock, and R&B/soul. Their vibrant sound is further defined by the members’ backgrounds in jazz, a cappella, and musical theater.

Until Spring 2021, Couch members were scattered across the country at various universities; they tackled the challenges of being a “long-distance” band, writing and even recording virtually for three years. Despite these challenges, they celebrated the release of their debut EP, “COUCH,” in February 2021 as well as three new singles and a headline tour in 2022.

In 2023, Couch released their sophomore EP, Sunshower, accompanied by an eponymous 20-city national tour, performances at Boston Calling and Levitate, and a sold-out UK tour.

Couch injects each project with their signature flavor: expressive horns, warm vocals, and bubbling synths—crafting an oasis of joy for musicians and non-musicians alike. Stay up to date on their activity by following them on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

 

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“Couch is kicking it old-school with a delightful modern twist…[They] are single – or sevenhandedly – breathing new life into the soul music scene.” - Sheesh

“Highly danceable, soul-lifting, get-out-of-your-chair music.” - Quadio Media

"Amongst the clutter of the internet music world, there are some captivating indie bands that eventually find a way to stand out. Boston funk-pop group Couch is one of those worthy groups." - Dusty Organ

“Fusion seems to be a key word for Couch. Influenced by artists from Paul McCartney and Buddy Rich to Charlie Puth and Bruno Mars, Couch’s unique music brings together instruments as different as bass guitar and saxophone to blur the lines between genres...” - The Harvard Crimson

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About Sophia James:

Sophia James is a once in a generation vocal talent, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Born into a family of famous touring musicians, Sophia’s life has been spent performing, creating and breathing music. As a new artist with over 23 million streams from independent releases, Sophia can be described as “timeless authenticity”, in an age characterized by of-the-moment trends. Since graduating from UCLA music school in 2022, Sophia has been writing, releasing, and performing her own music. Equally confident with a full band, solo, or with a looping machine, she has toured extensively, and has recently opened for acts such as Eloise, Jensen McRae, Cannons and Couch. Her third EP “Clockwork” is set to release on April 1st.

Thank you to our year-round Lead Sponsors: AC Hotel Portsmouth, MacEdge, and Raka.

Funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Rutman Family Fund.

3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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