“Jazz Soul meets Woodstock”
If you listen to the unique vocals of Lucy Mae once, you’ll know it’s her for a lifetime. Deep & husky tones, with little hints of Soul reminiscent to the great singers of way back when. Lucy was raised in Manchester to an English mother & Spanish father, music from all around the world was embedded into her mind from an early age and as she grew, that mind did too. Now, ask the songstress where she draws her influence from today and you’ll be given an array of history, including - 90’s RnB, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, The Cinematic Orchestra, Buena Vista Social Club and Hendrix. There is no set Genre here, just a delicious cocktail of one woman’s musical journey.
That niche genre has catapulted Lucy into Manchester’s music scene, specifically the Jazz scene (not just in Manchester in fact, but the UK as a whole). 2017 saw her debut at her Cities most famous music event - Manchester Jazz Festival, with rave reviews. Following this she has recently supported YolanDa Brown and performed sell out shows across the country.
In 2012 Lucy met French multi instrumentalist Luc Phan and they have been writing partners/ musical soulmates ever since, now joined by Joe Wood on Drums, Ollie West/Tom Harris on Keys and Tom Chapman on Bass, with Luc Phan on Guitar & Saxophone (with frequent guest appearances from fellow Jazz musicians around the city).
2018 will see the debut album release of Lucy Mae as she speaks about loved ones, women’s rights and the good, bad & ugly of life itself in a very candid way. “Music is consistent, writing hits the Soul harder than any counselling session ever could and Art itself really, truly speaks to people. With the right piece of music, you can converse with just one line and eye contact, knowing you have connected with another human being for one brief, beautiful moment” - Lucy Mae on what inspires her to write and perform.
"Revivalist Lucy Mae is doing what we like to see! Making movements” M20 Collective.
'It was a great musical gift to those who were present that night - it is much more than just Jazz and Soul!' - Nicolas Albernhe - The RoofTop Lounge - Nha Trang, Vietnam.
"Her voice is a dip from the norm in the Manchester music scene, deep and powerful and enticingly ear catching. Makes you tingle." - Cheryl Hill, Hive Radio
"A low, sultry voice at times reminiscent of Sade" - Ged Camera – BagThing "The music they make is of a different generation. They clearly know and love this music and play it with warmth and energy" - Keith Savage, Buxton Fringe Festival Review - 2016.
Vocals - Lucy Mae
Guitar & Sax - Luc Phan
Bass - Tom Chapman
Keys - John Ellis
Drums - Joe Wood
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