Sophie Payten, AKA: Gordi, is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from Australia. Gordi’s musical instincts began on the ivory at an early age by virtue of her piano teacher mother. Like so many of her musical heroes, she was later drawn to the earthiness of the steel string – a useful piece of armory to have growing up on a farming property in Canowindra in rural New South Wales. But the craft in her songwriting is found partly in the emotional spectrum that her tracks span – from wistful aching to spirited celebration, her lyrical journeys take you places in our memories and imaginations that belie her 22 years.