Lucy’s music-writing career began with Don McLean and Kirsty MacColl as her major influences, embellished with the folk riffs of Peter, Paul & Mary and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R&B. A period spent living and playing in New Orleans, sucking in the sounds and sights of that incredible history of music, has brought Lucy to her current style.
Her name is now synonymous with the cross-border sound she calls 'fop'; the melodic middle ground where pop and folk meet, the toe-tapping interpretations of classic sounds and the harmony-heavy ballads that she pulls from modern rhythm and blues, turning the rattle of rap into sing-along folk-style numbers that are hard to forget.
“‘She made me laugh, shocked me, wowed me, but most of all she has star quality,’ the words of BBC Radio One’s Tom Deacon after Lucy’s performance in the final. The acoustic solo musician is clearly a fantastic writer with a bright future.”