|Birth name||Lucy Rose Parton|
28 June 1989 |
Camberley, Surrey, England
|Genres||Folk rock, indie folk|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion|
|Associated acts||Bombay Bicycle Club|
Life and career
Born in Frimley, Surrey, England, Rose's musical origins began with her playing drums in her school orchestra, her songwriting started writing tunes on her family home's piano, she later bought a guitar from a shop she passed on the way to school, taught herself and began writing material at around the age of sixteen. Rose never played her material for anyone until she left home after completing her A-levels. At eighteen, she moved to London; but instead of taking her place at University College London to study geography, she began experimenting and performing with other musicians including David Best, a London based singer songwriter. It was at this time when she met Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club. After becoming friends Steadman asked if she would like to perform vocals on a song he had written and was recording. The acoustic album Flaws came out with Steadman on lead vocals, and Rose performing backing vocals most notably on the title track "Flaws", as well as others on the album. She also performs some backing vocal duties on Bombay Bicycle Club's third album, A Different Kind of Fix, and features in their fourth, So Long, See You Tomorrow. Rose also performs some backing vocal duties on the track This Sullen Welsh Heart by the Manic Street Preachers on their album Rewind the Film.
Rose often plays with a band, including the guitar player Björn Ågren, drummer Sam Nadel, bassist Simba Bhebhe, who booked Lucy for her first ever open mic with eARmusic, and multi-instrumentalist, Alex Eichenberger.
Rose's music videos have received a lot of positive attention online, many of her videos are shot by close friend Orestes Mitas.
Later in 2013, Sony Mobile chose Lucy Rose to perform the soundtrack of the official TV advertisement of Sony's Flagship mobile phone Sony Xperia Z1, the Song Movin' on up was composed and arranged by Gillespie/Young/Innes, by Courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music.
In December 2013, Rose confirmed via Twitter that she has begun recording her second studio album.
Like I Used To
In 2012, Lucy Rose started recording her debut album Like I Used To, with producer Charlie Hugall at her parents' house in Warwickshire. It was released on 24 September and can be streamed in full online.
Rose then began touring the UK, the United States and Canada with Bombay Bicycle Club, and Noah And The Whale in February and March 2012. She played at the Live at Leeds festival in May 2012. She played a set at the Bread & Rose's stage at Kent's Hop Farm Festival on 30 June, the same day as Bob Dylan. She played at The Magic Loungeabout (Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire) in July 2012. She also played at Latitude Festival in July 2012, Y Not Festival and Green Man Festival in August 2012, and Bestival in September 2012. She also played Reading/Leeds Festival 2012, and performed an acoustic version of "Bikes", a single from the album, on BBC Three, during their coverage of the festival. Lucy also headlined the main stage on Friday of Fieldview Festival near Chippenham, Wiltshire.
|Album title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Like I Used To||13||90|
|2011||"Middle of The Bed"||Like I Used To|
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