English Rose blooms in city

English folk singer Lucy Rose brings her beautiful tunes to 53 Degrees for the first time tomorrow.

Tuesday, 30th April 2013, 8:13 am
L:ucy Rose

The Frimley-born songstress, who is signed to major 
label Columbia Records, is beginning to make some real waves in the music business.

Her self confessional songs made her a YouTube hit and won her increasing radio 
airplay and, following that, 
bigger and bigger crowds of fans at her shows, throughout the course of 2012.

She came to even wider 
attention when she performed vocals on the Bombay Bicycle Club albums, Flaws and A Different Kind of Fix.

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Her own solo debut album, Like I Used To, was released in September 2012.

These days, she now sells out 500-capacity venues with ease and, at the tender age of 23, she is being tipped by those in the know as the one New British Artist who may stick around.

She began playing drums in the school orchestra, then began writing tunes on the family piano and bought a guitar on the way home from school.

She moved to London aged 18, but didn’t take her place at University College London, instead experimenting and performing with other musicians Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club.

She returned home to the basement where she taught herself to play guitar to record her debut solo album, which went straight in at Number 13.

Tickets to her 53 Degrees show are £12 plus booking fee in advance from the box office on 01772 893000, from Action Records, Church Street, Preston, on 01772 258809, or online at www.lancashiretickets.com