Lucy Rose with Charlie Cunningham
The Basement East
Mon, Mar 19 8:00 pm
Lucy Rose: Lucy Rose has gradually become one of the most respected and influential of the new generation of UK artists. Since moving from her home in Warwickshire at the start of the decade she has followed her own path through the indie and acoustic scenes. In 2011 her trio of self-released singles - ‘Middle Of The Bed’, ‘Scar’ and ‘Redface’ - invented their own world of uniquely emotive post-acoustic pop. Relentlessly touring through 2012 and 2103 she connected with a hugely cross sectioned audience and manned the merch stall every night. As a friend and fan of the band she toured with Bombay Bicycle Club and sang on their records. Her debut album for Columbia ‘Like I Used To’ was recorded in the living room of her parents house and produced by Charlie Hugall. It beautifully mined her growing up years and expanded on her girl-with-acoustic guitar roots.Videos for her 2012/13 singles - ‘Lines’, ‘Bikes’ and ‘Shiver’ - were in turn inventive, playful and moving and the songs made their own space on UK radio playlists. Finding herself regularly asked to sing on other people’s tracks she said no to nearly everyone, only agreeing to contribute vocals on tracks by Ghostpoet, The Manic Street Preachers (and the Bombays). Charlie Cunningham: Charlie Cunningham is a singer-songwriter originally from Bedfordshire but currently based in London, via Oxford and Spain, renowned for his percussive guitar sound. Breather, his second EP is out 9th March through Kissability in the UK and Butterfly Collectors in Europe.