London based singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins hails from thesmall town of Burnley, Lancashire. Combining a mix ofcountry, folk, blues and gospel influences in her sound,Lucy is fast making a name for herself as a performer andsongwriter.
With visits to Italy and France under her belt by the timeshe was 18 years old, Lucy began gigging solo at just 16.She picked up the guitar aged 12 after inheriting one fromher late Uncle and began song writing early on.
In 2010Lucy was chosen as one of the Class of 2010 singer-songwritersby PRS for Music and featured in a high profileevent in London set up to recognise and support the UKs
most promising young talent.
Her album Chasing Clocks debuted in 2013 to goodreviews and airplay from BBC Radio 6, with respected country magazine, Mavericksaying: “”There is not much higher praise you can give other than to say that thereare not too many debut albums as promising as this (4 stars).
Featuring the legendary BJ Cole on pedal steel and Richard Causon (Tom Jones,Ryan Adams) on keys, the albums original material was written and arranged byLucy, and produced by mentor and long time friend, Michael Messer, who she metat the European Blues Association week, aged 15, after receiving the Sam MitchellScholarship. They made the bold decision together to record the album in ananalogue environment at Liam Watsons (co-producer) Toe Rag Studios, recordingthe majority of the album live with minimal overdubbing.
Embraced by many musical scenes, reflecting the mix of genres within her songwriting and performance, Lucy has received multiple genre award nominations. In2014 there was much interest from country, blues, folk and roots scenes within the UKand she continues to work hard gigging and writing the songs she loves to create.
Lucy has just finished up in the studio recording a new six track E.P entitled Whats inFront of Me at Knight Time Studios in Ealing, which will be released late 2015 andshe will be out on the road both solo and with her band – her Southern Company -consisting of Simon Price on drums, Andy Crowdy on double bass and Pete Billingtonon keys and strings.