Sophia Adara and Scooter Scudieri are a father/daughter acoustic duo co-writing songs that blend beautiful harmonies with an eclectic mix of melody and social commentary.
Sophia Adara, an 18 year old Summa Cum Laude high school graduate, hung up her varsity soccer jacket to focus on music full time. Sophia and her father have been singing together since she was able to speak and they’ve been performing as a duo since her second grade talent show. When she was 18 months old, her father embarked on a national tour opening for pop icon Jewel. 50 year old Scooter Scudieri, is a Songwriters Hall of Fame award winning writer and his music adventures made headlines in Billboard Magazine. “We got serious when Sophia wrote a song that I couldn’t get out of my head,” said Scooter. On her 16th birthday, Sophia released her first single “1980” on iTunes and by the end of 2017 Flowers and Birds were performing 40 songs together at 12 venues in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virgina.
“All of our performances have been by word of mouth,” says Sophia, “and the live response tour original music has been overwhelmingly positive!” A proud father reflects, “Co-writing songs with my daughter is the absolute best, and she is already a much better writer than I was at her age - she wows me every day!”
Flowers and Birds have released three new songs in 2018.
Lena Camilletti from The Observer notes:
“When performing, Flowers and Birds exists in a moment defined by trust—the music giving life to the environment. The refreshing presence emanating from father and daughter gives life to an undeniable resonance—everyone in the room feels just a little bit better."
Jeanne Mozier (author of Way Out in West Virginia) notes:
“Like father, like daughter — only BETTER!”
We have had Flowers and Birds play for several different functions and they have always pleased all audiences. From our 2500 person Oktoberfest to small receptions around the pool they are our go to for crowd pleasing entertainment.
- Christian Asam - President, Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV
Scooter and Sophia are the perfect duo! They are super talented and perform to perfection both their original music and classic covers. The fact that they are father and daughter is just the sweetest thing and makes falling in love with their performance so easy!
- Kate Loeffler - owner The Inn at Gristmill Square, Warm Springs VA