A SINGER-SONGWRITER from Buxton has secured a deal with one of the fastest growing music companies in the UK.
Live and Unsigned music star Lucy Spraggan has been signed to BGM. The acoustic-rap songstress made a massive impression in the Grand Final of Live and Unsigned to land the contract with London-based BGM, which has worked with artists such as Pixie Lott, Etta Smith and Hatty Keane.
Spraggan, who finished second in the Urban/Pop/Acoustic category, only losing out to overall winners The Trinity Band, said: “I am excited to be working with people who are just as eager as I am. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. This year there’s a lot of work on the cards, but with the support of BGM the outcome should be well worth it.”
Entering Live and Unsigned has not only resulted in a deal with BGM for Spraggan, but also a series of festival spots. She was spotted at one of the Live and Unsigned showcase finals by the organiser of the Shropshire music festival Osfest, where she wowed the crowds in May.
“The whole Live and Unsigned experience has been amazing; each show there was a bigger crowd and more competition so you really learn to ‘perform’,” added Spraggan.
“I met so many contacts from different areas of the music industry and the competition created a chain reaction of good things. I would recommend it to any performer that wants to develop their talent and get some real exposure.”
The acoustic musician describes her style as ‘A Flop’, the blend of genres that comes together in Acoustic Folk and Hip-Hop. Given the attention her style has demanded it’s unlikely her music career will be described with the same term.
Spraggan will take to the road in the last months of 2011 showcasing at Open Mic UK shows across the country. Her debut album will be released by BGM in the coming months, and will feature her trademark mid-song raps and ballads.