Lucy Rose – Commodore Ballroom – October 16th, 2017

Lucy Rose opened for Paul Weller on the first of a two-night stand at the Commodore Ballroom on Monday night. Lucy is an English singer/songwriter, with three albums to her name.  Her latest album “Something’s Changing”, follows on from 2012’s Like I Used To, and 2015’s Work It Out.

Lucy has been a regular on festival circuits in the UK, and has shared the bill with artists from across the spectrum, from Bob Dylan to Bombay Bicycle Club. Her latest album is released off the back of a kind of Field of Dreams adventure, expect in the case it was “if you book it they will come”.  Based on a number of tweets and other social media contact from South America, Lucy took the decision to backpack and perform a string of free shows, and staying with fans along the way.  Her experience and the appreciation of the fans can see seen in the short documentary Something’s Changing.

Exercising the well-honed British trait of a self–deprecating sense humour, Lucy apologized ahead of time for not being a rock band.  She need not have worried, as her songs were well received, as were her strong clean vocals. In fact, the only downside was that the set was so short.

You can find more of Lucy’s music at her website https://www.lucyrosemusic.com/

Photos: Stewart Johnstone