FRESH from an acoustic set in Haverfordwest on the weekend, DAVE BURTON talks to Milford Haven's latest import - 15-year-old Canadian-born songwriter Sophia Radisch.

"I first started writing and performing at the age of 13. I attended an acting for the camera class in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - my hometown - and was asked to express myself in front of the classroom in an artistic way... so I expressed myself in song.

"Shortly after that, I began performing and discovered my passion for performance, and never stopped since. Now it's what I do for a living."

Inspired by Janis Joplin, Adele, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck to name just a few, Sophia's music has a grounding in classic soul, RnB and blues.

Having written more than 80 tracks in her short career, Sophia recently released her single Angel on Core Productions - who will also be producing her first album.

Asked what's coming next, Sophia said: "I feel very passionate about my future. The producing of my first album, as well as many more events to come. "

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