LOCAL musician Lucy Spraggan will top the bill at Buxton’s Club Acoustic next week, with support from Matt and Doug Torr.
The showcase is held at The Clubhouse, Water Street, Buxton, on Wednesday May 30, with doors opening at 8pm.
Lucy, who has been hailed by Radio 1 DJ Tom Deacon as ‘a fantastic writer with a bright future’, is to support Joan Armatrading in November at the 02 Arena.
Her debut album ‘Top Room at the Zoo’ is now available on iTunes.
Lucy hasn’t looked back since being spotted playing at Manchester Pride Festival in 2009 by organisers of a top Florida festival, and she went on to tour the US as well as playing a host of UK festivals.
Her music-writing career began with Don McLean and Kirsty MacColl as her major influences, her songs embellished with the folk riffs of Peter, Paul and Mary and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R&B. A period spent living and playing in New Orleans allowed her to suck in the sounds and sights of that incredible centre of music and has brought Lucy to her current style.
Her name is now synonymous with a cross-border sound she calls ‘fop’; the melodic middle ground where pop and folk meet.
She said: “Since last year I’ve been up and down the country, touring with Open Mic UK and Live and Unsigned. I’ve been really keen on meeting new people and building my fan base, it’s all early mornings and late nights but I enjoy every single minute of it.
“I independently released my album ‘Top Room at the Zoo’ back in November and it was amazing to see the support I got from that.”
Club Acoustic is held every second and fourth Wednesday, with a showcase event every fifth Wednesday in the month.