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2011 looks like it will be a significant year in the career of young singer song writer Lucy Ward
Since reaching the Finals of the BBC Young Folk Musician Awards (2009) Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength. 2010 saw Lucy playing at many of the top folk festivals including Priddy, Broadstairs and Shrewsbury where she wowed a capacity audience in the Sabrina tent. In addition to supporting many top folk artists such as Seth Lakeman, Nancy Kerr & James Fagin, Phil Beer and Dave Swarbrick, she has with the likes of Walthanstowe, Bromsgrove and Gainsborough begun to headline clubs and venues in her own right. The year ended with a national tour where she opened for the talented O'Hooley & Tidow. However, without a doubt, the highlight of the year came when Navigator Records signed Lucy and chose Stu Hannah (Megson) to produce Lucy's first studio album. The album is due for release in May 2011.
..Her song writing is developing and she has recently been involved in the Mills and Chimneys Project, working with other musicians to to write and record new songs about her native Derbyshire. ..
..Lucy is a 21 year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar but considers voice to be her first instrument and has been performing regularly since she was 14. ..
..Her sets are an eclectic mix of traditional and modern folk interpretations, interspersed with her own songs. ..
..There is a natural and easy sound to her music that is brought to life by expressive performance and breath-taking delivery. ..
..Lucy has the ability to still an audience with the strength and purity of her voice, which she uses to great effect on the unaccompanied songs that sprinkle her set. ..
..She is now a professional and consummate performer who wows her audience with her genuine and sparkling personality and her stunning voice...
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