SOFA CITY SWEETHEART

Music by singer-songwriter J. Lopez

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The Sofa City Sweetheart in his natural habitat.

Sofa City Sweetheart is the music of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Juan Antonio Lopez. Since the release of his debut EP, Lopez has striven to uphold the tradition of classic songwriting founded by the great songwriters of the 1960s and 70s, while adding a voice all his own.

Sounding like a blend between The Kinks, Emitt Rhodes, The Beach Boys, and Elliott Smith, Sofa City Sweetheart is a modern-day version of classic melodic pop. Whether backed by a full band, or stripped down and playing solo, Sofa City Sweetheart writes the songs you didn’t know you were missing.

A few press highlights:

“J.’s quiet yet devastating voice conjures images of Elliott Smith and John Lennon.”
—Rockinsider.com

“…decadent, harmonious pop of the highest order. Whether accompanied by strings, piano, or both, this promising balladeer tugs at all the right heartstrings and possesses more potential than most of the artists I’ve critiqued in this issue combined.”
–Neal Agneta, The Big Takeover

“California dreamin’ acoustic-pop all took up in Byrdsian vocal harmonies, Brian Wilson big-band arrangements and Elliott Smith melancholy. The project of sun kiss’d songwriter, performer, producer and sound engineer J. Lopez.” —NXNE

“Reminds me of the elegance and eloquence of the late 1960s.”
–Maarten Schiethart, Pennyblackmusic.co.uk “

The live band and recordings have included the lovely and talented:

Sammy Lamba (bass/vocals)
Charles Maxey (drums/vocals)
Jorge Huaman (guitar/vocals)
Daniel Bonaparte (bass/vocals)
Ryan Petersen (drums)
Jimmy Tran (drums)
Melissa Piotrowski (cello)
Pauline Lay (violin)

“You need a mess of help to stand alone.”
— Brian Wilson/Jack Rieley