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The whole crowd fell silent as her soft and flawless vocals carried across the floor.
On March 29th, Warwickshire born singer-songwriter Lucy Rose took to the stage of Thekla as part of her eighteen-stop UK tour. Tickets had sold out and the boat was totally packed.
Being such a small venue, the whole thing felt intimate right from the beginning. Lucy was so relaxed and confident on stage; it almost felt like she was just chatting away amongst friends (friends that doubled up as fans) as she joked about being on a boat and hoping she wouldn’t get seasick.
She began her set with a few classics from her 2012 debut album, ‘Like I Used To’; including three of the biggest crowd pleasers ‘Middle of the Bed’, ‘Lines’ and ‘Shiver’ which all went down well. In particular, her fourth track ‘Night Bus’ was really beautiful. The whole crowd fell silent as her soft and flawless vocals carried across the floor.
Throughout her set she continued to mix things up by swapping her acoustic guitar for her electric one and showing us that as an artist, she had a lot more versatility than we might have previously given her credit for.
She had revealed earlier this year that she was going to preview some new of her tracks during her UK tour, in advance of her second album release later this year. And as promised, she played two new songs during her encore, ‘Our Eyes’ (which she has just released a video for) and ‘Cover Up’; both of which were considerably more upbeat and really got the crowd going. And received just as strong a reaction as her classics.
With a glimpse of what’s in store from her new album, due for release later this year, it’s definitely time to get excited about what else Lucy Rose has to offer.
Check out ‘Middle Of The Bed’ right here: