Lucy Angel Showcase @ Ronnie Scotts, London by Lesley Hastings
Mother and daughter country music trio Lucy Angel ( Kate, Lindsay and Emily Anderton) who now reside just outside Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee ( Will Hoge’s hometown!) have been working hard in recent years and have successfully launched their music career in the States and now feel it is time to reach out to country music fans here in the UK.
The band’s success really is a family affair with their two sons also involved, both practically and creatively, and the family’s patriarch managing the band. Cue a TV reality show!! And who better to produce and direct “Discovering Lucy Angel” than J.T Taylor who is best known for producing the highly successful series “The Osbornes”?
ShowBiz TV acquired the rights to this 13-part series here in the UK, and it starts airing this Sunday ( 14th Feb) on Sky 266, the same day as Lucy Angel’s self titled debut album is released in Europe, and the entire family flew over to the UK this week for some promo work, including a showcase to which I was fortunate enough to be invited.
The setting was the beautiful “upstairs at Ronnie Scotts” and was a very intimate affair, making it easy to chat with these talented ladies who were incredibly charming and very easy to warm to. After some clips from the TV series were screened it was time for some live music. Lucy Angel took to the stage with Kate on electric mandolin, Emily on guitar and Lindsay in the middle on lead vocals, although all three have beautiful voices and harmonised fantastically. There was also a drum kit all set up and ready to go, but apparently the drummer got stuck somewhere in Germany! Very confident, sassy performers (they have cut their teeth opening for the likes of Chris Young, Kip Moore and Big and Rich) they sang three songs from their album, opening with their cover of the fun Brandy Clark song ” Stripes” before slowing things down with a beautiful break-up song “I’d Be Lyin” and ending with their single “Crazy Too” which is lyrically very smart and coincidentally another from the pens of Brandy Clark/Shane McAnally.
The group are intending to return to the UK for some live dates, so watch this space, and in the interim I recommend you give their very well-produced album a listen. Of the 13 tracks, 3 are written by the band themselves (they told me they have many more too) and there are also offerings from some familiar names such as Ashley Monroe and Lori McKenna.
I feel that this isn’t the last we will hear of Lucy Angel, I am excited to see what the future holds for them and would love to see them perform again given the chance!