Two singles in, and with her star firmly in the ascendant, Warwickshire songstress Lucy Rose is making her own destiny and shaping her future like no other new artist. A mixture of true grit, sheer dedication and an unshakeable sense of self has all lead Lucy to the kind of status that most new artists dream of but can only achieve through record company clout and bucks. Lucy Rose has had none of this but her heart-stoppingly poignant songs and cracked porcelain voice see her entering 2012 with Youtube hits, radio plays and crowds like nobody else out there. Such is her fan-base, that she now sells out five hundred capacity venues with ease. Her first in-store at Rough Trade East in November was so over-subscribed that fifty latecomers were stuck outside. And at the tender age of twenty-two, Lucy is being tipped by the great and the good as the one New British Artist who may stick around longer than any of the other fly-by-night contenders. Along with press accolades, including Lucy’s first ever front cover in January 2012 for The Fly and new band features at Sunday Times (Culture), NME, Daily Mirror, Music Week, etc, etc. Lucy Rose has been clocking up the airplay counts too. A Record of the Week and playlist at 6 Music for last single Scar, Radio 4 featured artist on Loose Ends, Radio 2 spot plays and session confirmations, as well as round the clock plays from every specialist DJ at Radio 1 for both singles (Middle of the Bed and Scar), including daytime spins from Fearne Cotton, show it’s not just the press getting excited about Lucy Rose.
Lucy’s journey began, when she hopped on a train to London leaving behind the house in which she grew up in rural Warwickshire and struck out for the big city and the big time. Armed with an acoustic guitar and an unstoppable dedication, Lucy played every open-mic imaginable, she met people on the way who are still with her now and with their support and her graft she learned the ropes. As her songs and sentiments spread their warmth through the iciest of hearts, Lucy became that most modern of phenomenon; she went ‘viral’. Her biggest video has clocked up over 600,000 views and on average her sessions and videos are receiving 250,000 views each.