NYE Cancelled – Thx Covid

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Sad yet unsurprising news, dear friends.

Please follow the CDC recommendations. They’re really not that difficult to accomplish. Take care of yourselves and your “pod”, too.

Warmest regards,

NYE @ The 925!!!

SS Trio - NYE at 925

I haven’t performed anywhere since last Thanksgiving. It was within this very establishment, The 925, that I had the honor of doing so. Please join me early on New Years Eve {5:30pm – 8:30pm}. It would be wonderful to see you all – adorned in your fanciest, most sparkliest masks, of course.


Apple Music – Soph Shorai Downloads


XO :: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sophia-shorai/389027915

Shameless & hopeful self-promotion.

These are very strange and rather downtrodden days for musicians who solely made their living on their craft. Do help move along with us if you’re able.

Wishing peace, health & light to every single one of you.

Thank you a thousand times { + more },
sophia shorai

Home Tunes via FB


In the midst of all this covid19 hysteria, the collective bizarre life-changes & musicians losing their “homes” of gigging, thankfully, we have social media platforms to help with sharing our tunes.

Do dial in if you care to keep up: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaShoraiMusic/

I need to write more anyway {all suggestions welcome}.

Love, health and godspeed to all,

Interview w:Phil Nusbaum of the MN Recording Arts

Featured on Jazz 88.5 ::



Thanksgiving Brunch @ The 925

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Introducing the initial part of your impending Turkey Day!

I love to see these guys and we’d love to see you.

In this superbly lovely place, no less.




Happy commencement of the holidays!
~ soph

Post-Inn Show Gratitude

What an incredible evening. To share it with my nearest and dearest means more than the universe to me.

I am so blessed.

Much love to Larry, Carol and all the Abdo’s.

Hope to see you all again soon.



The Nicollet Island Inn – 11.14.19

NicInn w.TommyB-11.14



A Much Overdue Duo Evening

Featuring our favorite tunes :: Old & New


Tommy Barbarella has made his mark behind the scenes composing, touring, recording and performing with Prince, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Art Garfunkel, Ziggy Marley and Love and Rockets – to name but a few. In the world of film, he has contributed his talents to Hollywood features by iconic directors like Spike Lee, Robert Altman and Marc Forester.

His first forays into the Minneapolis music scene came at a time when the ‘Minneapolis sound’ was exploding across the international airwaves in the 1980′s. In a music club in downtown Minneapolis he was introduced to mega-producer Jimmy Jam Harris and other members of The Time. This eventually led to a 10-year stint as the keyboardist for Prince and the New Power Generation – a band considered by many to be Prince’s finest line-up. With Prince and the NPG, Tommy toured the world several times over and made numerous TV appearances in the US and Europe.


Having been blessed with several years of honing my little craft at this gorgeous oasis in the heart of our Minneapple, I am so pleased to return to The Nicollet Island Inn.

With the best fella around, no less ~ Sir TommyB.

TICKETS :: https://www.nicolletislandinn.com/dine/cabaret
Tommy :: https://www.tommybarbarella.com/

Hope you can join us,



Just added a new tune {well, from my early years, yet, a beloved gem in my little original library}.
Do check it out if you can.

My best to ALL,

2001 – Present

SS Recordings 2001-present

It has been an okay run thus far.

Looking forward to the next one.
And all the other ones.
So blessed.

Thank you for listening, folks.