hails from the small town of Burnley, near Manchester.
She picked up the guitar aged just 12 after inheriting
one from her late uncle and has been playing now for
eight years and gigging since she was 16.
Combining a mix of blues, soul,
folk and gospel numbers in her set and increasingly
performing original material, Lucy is fast making a name
for herself on the acoustic scene and as a songwriter.
In 2010 Lucy was chosen as one
of the “Class of 2010” singer-songwriters by PRS for
Music and featured in a high profile event in London set
up to recognise and support the UK’s most promising
young talent. She was one of the youngest musicians in
Britain ever to receive a royalty cheque from the PRS.
At the age of 15 Lucy was chosen
by the European Blues Association to receive the Sam
Mitchell Scholarship for slide guitar, for which she
received a week’s tuition under the watchful eye of
Michael Messer. She returned the following year on the
John Jackson Scholarship.
In 2012 Lucy was runner-up in
the ‘British Young Artist’ category at The British Blues
Awards and was winner of the ‘Best Newcomer’ category in
the ‘Blues Matters’ Writers' Poll and runner-up to in
the Best Solo Artist category.
Having recorded her first EP at
16, Lucy has just finished recording her debut album at
Liam Watson’s ToeRag Studios in London, with Michael
Messer as producer and featuring some of Britain’s
finest session musicians.
Roe Trio are a Blues three piece from Norfolk.
Playing original songs that drag the historic genre
screaming into the present, JRT have a set list that
comprises old style 12 bar blues and 'new wave blues',
Giving the heart and soul driven blues a modern swagger.
Trevor Sewell a musician that has been
celebrated for flying the flag for British blues in the
States. Trevor Sewell made the trip from his home in
Millfield to Hollywood, to pick up the Best Blues Artist
award in the prestigious Artists in Music Awards. The
singer and guitarist is no stranger to awards – this was
his eighth nomination across the pond. Since the release
of his self-penned debut album Calling Your Name, the
musician has seen his popularity increase dramatically
on both sides of the Atlantic. In November 2011, he was
a nominee in the 2012 British Blues Awards, and his
album spent seven weeks at number 1 on the American
Blues Scene Chart. Also that year, he was outright
winner at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. Now he
has returned from America with his latest gong under his
Fronted by singer /
harmonica player Dana Dixon the band
play a mixture of authentic Texas, Chicago and west
coast blues plus superb original numbers. Dana is
regarded as one of the best female blues harmonica
players in the world by many independent 'whos who'
harmonica websites and forums and her music is played on
radio shows worldwide.
In the many reviews she
has received, Dana has been likened to many of the blues
greats - Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Maggie Bell and
Janis Joplin - with much emphasis placed on her powerful
vocals and harmonica skills.
formation and the launch of their critically acclaimed
debut album "Boogie Woman", the band have garnered
fantastic reviews from the British and overseas press
for both their recorded work and excellent live act. As
a result of the band's talent and reputation, they were
chosen to represent Britain at the 2001 International
Blues Challenge held in Memphis USA and invited to play
on stage at BB Kings club on Beale Street.
Arguably one of the most exciting live acts in Britain
today, the band have played at practically every major
blues festival in Britain and Ireland, and perform in
blues venues up and down the UK, Europe and USA
including sell out shows for 4 years running at the
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL (2009 - 2012).
Grainger is an English rock, blues, jazz and
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Gary Grainger has
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