Where would we be without stories?
We won't bore you with how we started / why we call it Ont' Sofa or any of that! What we want to tell you is who we've worked with who have gone on to do brilliant things in the industry - we keep close tabs on most of the artists we film and we more often than not, carry on working with them in many different ways.
We began working with Billie back in 2012 where we filmed her first couple of videos for Ont' Sofa. To be honest, our jaws dropped to the floor. What a voice! And equally as important, what a fantastic songwriter. We loved Billie's sound and jumped at a chance to help take the project a little further than the family's music room!
Below is the first video we filmed with Billie - an original track called 'Paper Thin'. You'll see what we mean...
After only 6 months after we met, Billie signed her first deal to London production company, Spilt Milk. It was under Spilt Milk where Billie ramped up her songwriting, working with many first class writers including Fiona Bevan. Billie released her first EP 'Ribbon' in March 2014 of which the title track was co-written with Fiona.
Onwards to 2015, Billie signed her first record deal with Chess Club Records (RCA) and only a few months later, went on to release her second single, 'Heavy Weather'. Jason at Ont' Sofa still works with Billie, directing the live set, organising the band behind Billie's festival appearances and also producing some of the B-Sides.
We absolutely LOVE working with Billie and we hope that you enjoy listening to her music. Here are some links:
We met Thabo years ago when he was the voice behind Extra Curricular - a really brilliant music collective based in Huddersfield and Leeds. Over the years we have worked with Thabo on EC and also his own initiative, Thabo & The Real Deal. Then, in our tiny office, we filmed many videos featuring Thabo - and now he is signed to a major label featuring as vocals on many top tracks from the likes of Professor Green! Here's one, 'Not Your Man'...
Here's a screenshot of when Lucy asked to play Ont' Sofa! So we've known Lucy for a while now. She's lots of fun and a great songwriter. We're very proud that Lucy has gone on to do great things - selling out o2 Academy tours and achieving great things on the sync front too (music behind the Simply Be Spring advert. Here's one of the most endearing tracks we've filmed 'Team and Toast' - you may have heard it on the X-Factor...
Lucy Spraggan - Tea and Toast - Ont' Sofa Sessions