Since 2012 GIRLS ROCK Santa Barbara has been a place for girls to discover their self-confidence and the strength within themselves. The after-school program and summer camp empowers girls and women through music, creative expression and performance.
They strive to shift girl culture to one where girls lift each other up instead of tear each other down. Girls are the future and the Raise Her Voice benefit concert is here to prove that. Headlining at the event is Los Angeles based songwriter Sophie Rose who will perform her own original songs.
At just 18 years old, Sophie Rose has collaborated with some of the top writers and producers in pop music, and has been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. In true GIRLS ROCK style support, Taylor Swift added Sophie Rose’s song, “Two Young Lovers,” to her favorite songs playlist just last December.
“That was one of the highlights of my entire career so far, so the fact that she has even heard of me was so amazing.” Sophie Rose says, adding, “It helped validate me and gave me a lot of confidence.”
The way Taylor Swift supported Sophie Rose is how Rose would like to support girls everywhere; that is what drew her to GIRLS ROCK five years ago. She aims to inspire young girls and show them that they can do absolutely anything they set their minds to.
Sophie Rose explained how she got involved with GIRLS ROCK, “I was immediately drawn to the organization because I believe female empowerment is extremely important, especially in the music industry. And I’ve seen first hand when I perform at events how it can inspire people and that I can show people that anything is possible.”
With experience struggling in the music industry as a young girl, Sophie Rose creates music that girls everywhere can understand. Her emotional yet upbeat melodies are accompanied by honest lyrics that seek to make listeners feel something. She hopes that when people hear her music they feel empowered and are inspired to make their dreams come true.
Raise Her Voice will also host the three winners of a song contest, provide a live auction, screen-printing, and the opportunity to learn more about GIRLS ROCK Santa Barbara.
The benefit concert will be held at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara) on September 30 with activities starting at 6 p.m. To learn how to get involved, make a donation or for more information visit www.girlsrocksb.org.