Last Saturday November 7th Lucy Rose played Liverpool’s O2 Academy as part of her UK tour for her second album “Work It Out”, which was released earlier in the summer.
Early in the gig, a female fan shouted “I proper love you Lucy” in a Scouse accent, which drew laughs from the crowd, before Lucy herself said, “I’m fighting Genesis in tribute form tonight,” in reference to her playing the smaller of the 2 rooms in the venue, the other in which were a Genesis tribute act. She wasn’t to be drowned out though, and her lovely voice combined with excellent support band played the likes of She’ll Move, Like An Arrow and Shiver to an appreciative audience who were certainly loving it – it’s easy to get completely lost in her voice and lyrics, they’re heavenly.
Talking to the audience, Lucy said, “I was walking through Liverpool at 7pm earlier and thinking ‘these guys know how to party’, I hope I haven’t been an anti climax tonight”. She was anything but, it was one of the best solo gigs we’ve been to in ages. Next she played her biggest track to date, “Our Eyes”, before thanking her band, support acts and crowd for coming to see her. She said that it’s a “privilege to be doing music and I feel so lucky”, she’s a person who comes across as incredibly humble and who is loving life performing. Playing an encore, she sang from the new album, Into The Wild before ending on Red Face.
Tonight Lucy Rose showed why she’s one of the best female singer songwriters in the country and we expect her rise to continue to ascend. Her beautiful voice combined with brilliantly written melodic tracks make her one of the current stand out artists in the industry.