Sofar Sounds began as a side hobby for founders Rafe Offer and Rocky Start in London in 2009. They felt disheartened by recent concert experiences, and decided to invite some musician friends over to their flat for a low-key intimate show.
Sofar became a platform for artists and audiences to come together in a space that is respectful to the performers. This idea was so potent that many cities started their own Sofar chapters. Now, we are in over 420 cities worldwide, with around 500 opportunities every month for artists to play.