It’s been too long since singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins played for us at Seven Arts in 2011. Lucy is a wonderful blues singer and guitarist from from Burnley in Lancashire and now based in London.
Gigging regularly at 16, and with visits to Italy and France under her belt by the time she was 18 years old, Lucy picked up the guitar aged 12 after inheriting one from her late Uncle and began songwriting early on. At just 18, PRS for Music chose Lucy as one of their “Class of 2010” for her promise as a young UK songwriter. Since then, her creativity, hard work and ethos towards songwriting has led her to gig extensively, write, release and tour critically acclaimed album ‘Chasing Clocks’ & EP ‘What’s in Front of Me’, (both of which received airplay on major UK stations BBC Radio 2 & 6), and complete a three-year degree in Songwriting at London based institute BIMM; graduating with First Class Honours. She is a past British Blues Award winner and UK Country Radio Finalist for their Listener’s Songwriter Club Award.
R2 Magazine said: “Still in her early twenties, if she can continue to write songs of this calibre, Lucy Zirins will become a major player”.
She most recently released a live album ‘Live at the Old Courts’ featuring long time band member and friend Andy Crowdy on double bass. Roots authority FATEA magazine recommended it, saying Lucy’s ‘singing is wonderfully crystal clear and the guitar playing precise’. Her rise looks set to continue as Lucy’s finishes her latest studio album in 2018.
Lucy Zirins (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals)
Andy Crowdy (Bass)
Pete Billington (Keys, Strings)
Seven Arts 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD
Lucy Zirins Blues Band @Seven Arts Sunday 7 October 1.30pm-4pm Doors open 1pm