Scream Sophie

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Scream Sophie originated as a small garage band, forming near the outskirts of Birmingham, AL, in 1999 by ex-Pyrate guitarist and songwriter, Curt Granger. When Granger began writing and recording demos…
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Scream Sophie originated as a small garage band, forming near the outskirts of Birmingham, AL, in 1999 by ex-Pyrate guitarist and songwriter, Curt Granger. When Granger began writing and recording demos of original material again, he felt confident it was the right time to form a group once more. With the goal in mind to create a sound of fervent passion, heavy percussion, and captivating melody, Granger invited friend and ex-Pyrate drummer Timmi "G" Ward to share time at lead vocals. With the charm and soul-charging presence of Ward in place, the group looked to find a permanent drummer. With the discovery of a young and vibrantly talented percussionist, Jeremy Paul, the group found its niche for a group featuring a powerhouse drummer. Scream Sophie continued to develop and craft their engaging and heavy sound, strewn with distortion-laden guitars and scintillating vocals. The puzzle became complete as soon as bassist Gary Sanders was invited in to make "the low frequency spectrum of the Scream Sophie machine even more ferocious." Musically, Scream Sophie has been compared to the ranks of bands such as Fuel, Nickelback, King's X, Creed, and Godsmack. Their image and professionalism as a band and their working-class background separates them from the average bar band. The future looks bright for Scream Sophie, whose sound is quite refreshing from much of the late-'90s barrage of vocal teen pop groups. Scream Sophie believes that with their talents and abilities, they can create music to enjoy themselves, music that doesn't have to follow any particular trend in order to appeal to its listeners. With the release of their first full-length record, Offerings, on an independent record label, their material uses a blend of old-school hard rock and elements of metal and new industrialism. With experimentalism present as a major force in their music, Scream Sophie continue to bring forth to audiences a sense of post-grunge and alternative rock. So far, Scream Sophie have earned several honors and awards during the past few years of their young career, including becoming a semi-finalist in the Big Deal $100,000 Music Search, sponsored by Mars Music. Their initial D.A.M. CD, Rhythmic Tribal Ritual, on mp3 has been the number-one selling CD in Alabama since the beginning of 2001. Their single from Offerings, entitled "Resurrected," was selected for www.mp3.com's compilation CD Best Alternative Rock on the Net.