Five years since first arriving in the public eye and Lucy Spraggan
is about to release her fourth studio album. After three Top 40 albums so far
and several sell-out tours, it’s clear to see she has developed a truly loyal
I Hope You Don’t
Mind Me Writing will be released in January 2017 and will be
followed by Lucy’s biggest tour to date, with shows at venues such as London
Koko and Mancheser O2 Ritz as well as Lucy’s first shows in Europe.
Lucy appeared on the X Factor in 2012, since then her audition video
has been viewed more than 40 million times. She was also the most Googled
musician of 2012, after she came off the show and immediately signed to
Her debut album Join the Club
was a top-ten success and Lucy has enjoyed sell-out tours since then. Her last
record We Are was released on her own
label, CTRL Records, after Spraggan opted to take the independent route the
second time around. The album just missed out on a top twenty position and was
highly acclaimed as one of the best singer-songwriter albums of 2015.
Lucy’s music-writing career began with Don Maclean and
Kirsty McColl as her major influences, embellished with the folk riffs of
Peter, Paul and Mary and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R and B. A
period spent living and playing in New Orleans, sucking in the sounds and
sights of that incredible history of music, has brought Lucy to her current
Her name is now synonymous with the cross-border sound she
calls AFLOP; the melodic middle ground where pop and acoustic folk meet, the
toe-tapping interpretations of classic sounds and the harmony-heavy ballads
that she pulls from modern rhythm and blues, turning the rattle of rap into
sing-along folk-style numbers that are hard to forget.
Lucy has made appearances in some of the most prestigious music
venues the UK has to offer, including the O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall and
Manchester Arena, and has also packed out tents at some of the UK’s top
festivals including T in the Park and V Fest. The intrigue into Lucy Spraggan
remains as high as ever.