LUCY Rose plays a Solo Acoustic Tour date tonight at 7.30pm at the National Centre for Early Music in York.
Tickets from the NCEM have sold out but may be purchased at musicglue.com/lucyrose/
Since moving from her home in Warwickshire at the start of the decade, Lucy has followed her own path through the indie and acoustic scenes. In 2011, her trio of self-released singles, Middle Of The Bed, Scar and Redface, invented their own world of emotive post-acoustic pop.
Relentlessly touring through 2012 and 2103, Lucy connected with a diverse audience and manned the merchandise stall every night. As a friend and fan of the band, she toured with Bombay Bicycle Club and sang on their records.
Her debut album for Columbia, Like I Used To, was recorded in her parents' living room and produced by Charlie Hugall. It beautifully mined her growing-up years and expanded on her girl-with-acoustic guitar roots.
Videos for her 2012/2013 singles, Lines, Bikes and Shiver, were in turn inventive, playful and moving. Finding herself regularly being asked to sing on other people's songs, she said 'No' to nearly everyone, only agreeing to contribute vocals to recordings by Ghostpoet, Manic Street Preachers and Bomay Bicycle Club.
Through 2013, Lucy worked on her second album, pushing her musical boundaries and forging a close bond with producer Rich Cooper. In the summer, she took time out from writing and recording to support Neil Young in Hyde Park and to play the second stage at Glastonbury.
The widescreen adventure of album number two, last summer's Work It Out, sent her into the Top Ten and all three singles, Our Eyes’, Like An Arrow and Till The End, took up residence on British radio.
This year will see one more single being taken from the album, the ballad Nebraska, and tour dates are in the diary for South America, India and Europe.