Lucy Rose

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Lucy Rose
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Background information
Birth name Lucy Rose Parton
Born (1989-06-28) 28 June 1989 (age 27)
Camberley, Surrey, England
Genres Folk rock, indie folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion
Years active 2009–present
Labels Columbia Records
Associated acts Bombay Bicycle Club, Logic

Lucy Rose Parton, known as Lucy Rose (born 28 June 1989) is an English singer-songwriter from Warwickshire, England.[1] Her debut album, Like I Used To was released in September 2012. Lucy Rose released her second album Work It Out on 6 July 2015 on Columbia Records.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Lucy Rose (Waves Vienna 2012)

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,[1] she began experimenting and performing with other musicians. 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.[3] 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.

A fan of tea, Rose began selling her own blend named 'Builder Grey' (two part English Breakfast and one part Earl Grey) at her shows as a substitute for merchandise or CDs.

Vogue magazine has stated that she is "one of indie music's breakout stars for 2012".[4]

Her song, "Don't You Worry" appeared on the TV show Skins on the second episode of the sixth season.[5]

"Be Alright" was one of her songs featured in the twenty second, and last, episode in series five of The Vampire Diaries.

"Night Bus" appeared on the TV show Catfish: The TV Show on the tenth episode of the first season.[6]

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 had begun recording her second studio album,[7] Work It Out, that was released on 13 July 2015.

In 2014, "Shiver" was used as the opening theme for the second season of the anime series Mushishi.[8] In February 2015, Shiver was used as the closing of Girls season 4 episode 5 starring Lena Dunham.

Since 2015, the publishing interest of Lucy Rose’s catalog has been represented by Reverb Music/Reservoir Media Management.[9]

Like I Used To[edit]

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.[10]

On 12 May 2012, she was signed to the record label Columbia Records.[11]

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.[12] She played at the Live at Leeds festival in May 2012.[13] 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.[14] She also played at Latitude Festival in July 2012,[15] Y Not Festival[16] and Green Man Festival in August 2012,[17] and Bestival in September 2012.[18] 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.[19]

Work It Out[edit]

In May 2015, Rose announced that her second studio record, 'Work It Out', showed her "development as a person".[20] Her album was recorded in London's Snap Studios and produced by Rich Cooper, notable for his work alongside Mumford & Sons and Tom Odell.


Rose's musical exploration and exposure to new music began with her move to London. In interviews,[21] she has shown an affection for Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.



Album title Album details Peak chart positions
Like I Used To
  • Released: 24 September 2012
  • Label: Columbia, Sony Music
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, Vinyl
13 90
Work It Out 9


Year Single Album
2011 "Middle of The Bed" Like I Used To
2012 "Red Face"
2013 "Shiver"
2015 "Our Eyes" Work It Out
"Like An Arrow"
"Till The End"


  1. ^ a b "Lucy Rose". The Fly. MAMA & Company. Archived from the original on 2013-12-04. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lucy Rose reveals details of new album Work It Out". NME. NME. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ones to Watch: Lucy Rose". Clash Music. 
  4. ^ "Artist of the Week: Lucy Rose". Vogue. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Skins – Episode 2 music". 30 January 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Music from Catfish: The TV Show Episode 10". 28 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
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  8. ^ Sakib, Shadman (4 April 2014). "Mushishi Zoku Shou Opening- Shiver by Lucy Rose (Lyrics in description)" Check |url= value (help). youtube. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
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  10. ^ "Listen: Lucy Rose – 'Like I Used To' (Full Album Stream)". Clixie. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Universal Records UK Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Loundras, Alexia (27 January 2012). "When She Jams The Results Are Definitely Worth Keeping". The Independent. London. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Tag Archives Lucy Rose". Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Line-up". Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Line-up". Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Line-up page". Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Line-up page". Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  19. ^ ""
  20. ^ "Interview: Lucy Rose - "'Work It Out' Shows My Development As A Person"". Inveterate. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Lucy Rose Interview". Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "The Official Charts Company – Lucy Rose". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Lucy Rose – Irish Charts". Hung Medien. 

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