Sophie Hunter is a local, national and international musician who began singing at age 5. Born in Ontario her vocal training from 6 – 18 years old has her musical tastes cover blues, gospel, rock, jazz and country.
Sophie toured cross-border with country band “Boogie Creek” for three years before moving to Alberta in 1994. In Alberta Sophie was quickly scooped up to be the lead singer with “Deja Blue” who became “Sophie and the Shufflehounds”.
In 1995 “Sophie and the Shufflehounds” took 2nd place (1st place “Rockin Highliners”) in Blues on Whyte battle of the bands.
In 1996 the band was commissioned by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta member Peter Hill to score the soundtrack for his movie “Happy Hour”.
The fall of 1997 Sophie returned to her home in Stratford Ontario. It was during this time (2001) that she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastasized Breast Cancer. After many treatments she felt certain the “dragon” was conquered.
When she returned to Alberta in 2009, stronger than ever, Sophie continued with her singing career and the “Shufflehounds”. Sadly, in 2014, Sophie was subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Nothing can keep a great woman down. Sophie continues to sing and is the inspiration and fearless leader of the “Women of Song”. Her original song “Whatcha Do” is available on the 2016 Women of Song compilation disk.