PREVIEW: Lucy Rose @ Institute, May 27th

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Needing considerably less introduction than the last time she played in the city, Lucy Rose comes to The Institute on May 27th.

Her ‘heart stoppingly poignant songs and cracked porcelain voice’ have won the young singer/songwriter an exponential army of fans, and seen her support Bombay Bicycle Club, Noah & the Whale and Counting Crows; as well as taking on headline tours of the UK, Europe, North America & Canada.

Back in Birmingham for the last gig of a 21 date UK tour, running through April and May, Lucy Rose is still riding the widely respected wave of her debut album – ‘Like I Used To’.

Released in Sept 2012, ‘Like I Used To’ reached No13 in the UK album charts – unleashing 5 singles prior to the LP.

Middle of the Bed’, Rose’s debut single, was launched at London’s Cargo on July 5th 2011.

Her subsequent singles: ‘Scar’, ‘Red Face’, ‘Lines’ and most recently ‘Bikes’, released a week before ‘Like I Used To’, kept Rose firmly in the music press and on a busy touring schedule.

Moving away from her Warwickshire home and impending further education, Lucy Rose cut her teeth playing at ‘every open mike night imaginable’ on London’s fickle gig circuit.

Building her fan base the old fashioned way, or as old fashioned as you can be in the age of social/digital media, Lucy Rose amassed significant support from her live shows and YouTube releases. So much so, that in 2012 (after a smattering of self releases) the major labels came courting – with Rose eventually signing to Columbia in Sept the same year.

Lucy Rose last played in Birmingham on June 14th 2012, at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, and will be performing at the Moseley Folk Festival on Sunday Sept 1st.

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