Lucy's star ascends for a solo show at the seaside
Young folk pop songstress Lucy Rose makes a welcome return to the Westcountry on May 17 for her own headline show at Falmouth's Princess Pavilion.
The elfin-like 23-year-old from rural Warwickshire possesses a beautiful grainy voice with which she rolls out an impressive collection of self-penned, confessional songs. Although only fairly recently signed to Columbia Records, Lucy had already built up a solid fanbase through YouTube hits, with up to 800,000 views, radio plays, and support slots with the likes of Noah and the Whale. She is now tipped as a new British artist who is in it for the long haul.
Her journey began when she hopped on a train and struck out for the big city and the big time armed with an acoustic guitar and an unstoppable dedication. Lucy played every open mic night she could find and met many supportive people along the way, including the boys from Bombay Bicycle Club who invited her to sing on their albums Flaws and A Different Kind of Fix. Her own debut LP, Like I Used To, was released last September.
Tickets for her Falmouth show are on sale now from the Princess Pavilions box office.
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The band that's making dubstep rock a la mode
An ensemble hotly tipped to become the biggest rock dance crossover act since the 1990s are playing two Westcountry shows this weekend – Exeter's Lemon Grove on the university campus tonight, and Covert at Plymouth University n Sunday.
Brothers Josh and Tony Friend started Modestep Radio online in 2008 to showcase dubstep tracks they liked and two years later they were penning their own tunes. They made a low budget video for one track, Feel Good, gave it to dubstep YouTube channel UKF and within weeks it had four million hits. By 2011 they had become the fully-fledged live entity – Modestep – with Josh on vocals and keyboards, Tony on decks, Nick on guitar and Matt on drums, and found themselves A-listed on Radio 1.
They signed to A&M records in the UK and released their debut album, Evolution Theory, last month.