Music is in ZouZou Mansour’s soul and she learned that from an early age. Since second grade she wanted to sing and knew she’d pursue music. Soraia officially began in 2004 when ZouZou Mansour and Travis Smith met and became a songwriting team.
Inspiration for the band name Soraia comes from ZouZou’s birth name: Soraia which means “Bright Guiding Star” in Arabic. Taking her name and embodying the meaning, the two set off on a songwriting journey translating their passion, energy and drive into music. Their band grew to incorporate Mike Reisman on guitar and Brianna Sig on drums to finalize the group.