Popular Publicity did a bit of early U.S. press for Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as she was in NYC for Gay Pride. Her new album, Straight To The Heart, is out this Fall. Please visit her website sophieellisbextor.net for the latest news and to see her gorgeous new video, "Bittersweet," co-written, produced and remixed by Freemasons. More on Sophie soon!
PRESS RELEASE: UK Pop Star Sophie Ellis-Bextor Surprise NYC Debut Delights Thousands at Pride
Sophie Ellis-Bextor at NYC Pride's Dance On The Pier, June 27, 2010
July 5, New York City – UK pop star and murderess of the dancefloor, Sophie Ellis-Bextor made a surprise (and debut!) appearance much to the delight of smitten NYC fans at this year's Dance On The Pier. The unannounced performance (aside from a sly Tweet to fans from Sophie herself) thrilled many long-time fans, who gleefully sang along to her massive 90s classic, "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" (she was the voice of Spiller, the duo behind the hit), "Murder On The Dancefloor" and "Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer).
Sophie jetted in just for this special performance, some sushi (she made a beeline for Blue Ribbon) and a bit of advance PR on her forthcoming "Straight To The Heart" album, due out this fall. "Thank you thank you thank you gay pride NYC. You were gorgeous and I had a wonderful weekend. Until the next time...," she Tweeted afterwards. [Follow her on Twitter]
She was accompanied by long-time friends (and producers of "Heartbreak" and her hot new single "Bittersweet") the Freemasons, the UK DJ duo flown in by mega-sponsor Gaydar.net to headline NYC Pride's Dance on the Pier. FYI: Gaydar Radio listeners (over 500,000 of them) were the first to hear "Bittersweet," when the single debuted this spring on the hugely popular internet radio station.
Below are some videos and pix from the day. Read her interview with EdgeNewYork.com, view her video interview with OurSceneTV.com, and look for more Sophie soon from NewNowNext.com and ArjanWrites.com who also grabbed a few minutes with the lady.
Sophie singing her 2009 hit (with Freemasons) Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)" also on YouTube.
About.com | Dance Music page | Song Of The Day: Bittersweet
EdgeNewYork.com | 7/6/10 | 17 city portals
HardCandyMusic.com | 6/28/10 | pix + video of NYC Pride show
HardCandyMusic.com | 7/6/10 | video interview
OurSceneTV.com | Pride special