Sophie Lloyd has been the talk of the town lately! For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Sophie is a British guitarist who has been performing on the stage during Machine Gun Kelly’s World Tour. At the moment, fans are referring to Sophie Lloyd as Megan Fox‘s potential hookup.
Yeah, you read that right, amid the split rumors going around in circles, the Bloody Valentine crooner and the Jennifer’s Body actress Megan Fox joked on her since-deactivated Instagram in February 2023 that she “maybe” hooked up the blonde musician. Continue reading further to catch more insights about MGK’s Mainstream Sellout World Tour guitarist.
Sophie Lloyd has been playing guitar since she was 10 years old
According to Sophie’s official website, she began playing guitar as a bedroom guitarist but her credentials suggest anything but. At the moment, she is 27 years old. In the year 2018, she graduated from the prestigious BIMM Institute (formerly known as The British and Irish Modern Music Institute).
As per Lloyd’s YouTube channel, she dropped her first E.P. titled Delusions while she was in school. Music has always been a very important part of Sophie’s life. She spilled the beans on her music journey on her website as well.
Sophie said, “I started playing guitar when I was around 10 years old after listening to Led Zeppelin in the car with my dad.” She went on to say, “Because I was a bit of an outcast, I had a lot of time to practice and this gave me an escape from reality, helped me overcome my anxieties and really gave me a sense of fulfillment.”
Lloyd always takes mastering the guitar seriously. Her official website also states that she rarely socialized while growing up and instead would stay home to practice her craft.
Is Sophie Lloyd single or taken?
The answer to the above question is taken. When it comes to the love life of the British guitarist, currently she is in a long-term relationship with drummer Christopher Painter, who is also known as ‘The Painter.’ As of right now, the two of them have been together for a total of 5 years. In January 2023, the rock drummer shared a sweet snap of the pair on the occasion of their 5th anniversary.
“Today marks a very special day. It was the day I asked you to be my partner in crime. And 5 years later that is still very accurate. Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, kindness, generosity, care, silliness and your love. @sophieguitar_ …You get me like no one else does and have been my rock for 5 solid years,” he wrote alongside a picture of the two lovebirds playing their respective instruments together.
On the other hand, when we talk about Sophie, she also put a beautiful post to mark the special occasion of the pair’s fifth anniversary. She simply captioned some lovey-dovey snaps of the couple, “Happy anniversary to my best friend and gorgeous boyfriend @painter_1989 I love you.” She also added a few hashtags like “#love”, “#anniversary”, #firstanniversary”, “#happy”, and “#couple”.
As per his Instagram page, Painter plays drums for his girlfriend of 5 years, Sophie when she’s not touring with a world-famous musician. It looks like he is her no.1 fan as he has shared several posts of himself supporting her from the sidelines multiple times as she toured around the world with the “my ex’s best friend” hitmaker. During summer of 2022, he even gushed over Machine Gun Kelly and his band.
In an Instagram post shared, Chris joked with the superstar and said, “Yo Kels thanks for bringing Sophie back in one piece. Don’t bother with any of the b******* you read about MGK online. From what I experienced, they are the most amazing group of people you could meet. The MGK camp have been so incredible to Sophie and have also made me feel so welcomed, and will always be grateful for that.”
Sophie Lloyd is also a YouTube star
Apart from being a guitarist, Sophie Lloyd is also a YouTuber. She started her YouTube channel in the year 2011. Over the years, she has managed to build a loyal fan base on the video-sharing platform by posting content consistently. At the time of writing, she has more than 800k subscribers on her YouTube channel and they are increasing with each passing day.
Despite having a very busy schedule, Lloyd posts many videos in a month. Along with a few musical videos, she also gives her followers a closer look at behind-the-scenes views of her rockstar life by creating daily vlogs. She has also shared her daily vlogs on the social media platform Instagram.
Sophie Lloyd is a partner with Kiesel Guitars
Lloyd joined hands with the American guitar brand Kiesel Guitars in the year 2020 to launch a Limited Artist Edition of her A6H Aries electric guitar. According to Guitars World, it was created in Kiesel’s Custom Shop in Escondido, California and crafted with Sophie’s specifications.
At that time, Lloyd said, “Having an Artist Series guitar has been one of my aspirations since I was a kid, and to have one with my favorite guitar company is just mind-blowing. Ever since I got this guitar it’s provided me with so much inspiration and creativity which has really taken my playing to the next level, and I’m so excited for everyone to try it and fall in love with it as much as I have.”
In a February 2022 post, the guitarist poured some love on the company. At that point, she wrote, “All the hard work and thought behind each and every guitar is so amazing and inspiring to see, so honored to be a part of this amazing company.”
What are Sophie Lloyd’s big plans?
Om her website, the musician disclosed that she would love to make collaborative albums with Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash, Joe Satriani, Grammy Award winner Steve Vai, and others. She also dreams of making an impact on the world’s youth as well.
Sophie said, “I’d also love to do some kind of tour where I go around to different primary/secondary schools and do a masterclass to encourage younger, especially girls, to pick up the guitar. And finally I’d like to have my own custom line of guitars with a company that people can buy.”
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