Lucy Rose – Be Alright “Live”
Lucy Rose Parton (born 28 June 1989), known as Lucy Rose, is an English singer-songwriter from Warwickshire, England. Her debut album, Like I Used To was released in September 2012.
Born in Frimley, Surrey, England, Rose’s musical origins began with her playing drums in her school orchestra, her songwriting started writing tunes on her family home’s piano, she later bought a guitar from a shop she passed on the way to school, taught herself and began writing material at around the age of sixteen. Rose never played her material for anyone until she left home after completing her A-levels. At eighteen, she moved to London; but instead of taking her place at University College London to study geography, she began experimenting and performing with other musicians including David Best, a London based singer songwriter. It was at this time when she met Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club. After becoming friends Steadman asked if she would like to perform vocals on a song he had written and was recording. The acoustic album Flaws came out with Steadman on lead vocals, and Rose performing backing vocals most notably on the title track “Flaws”, as well as others on the album. She also performs some backing vocal duties on Bombay Bicycle Club’s third album, A Different Kind of Fix, and features in their fourth, So Long, See You Tomorrow. Rose also performs some backing vocal duties on the track This Sullen Welsh Heart by the Manic Street Preachers on their album Rewind the Film.
Rose often plays with a band, including the guitar player Björn Ågren, drummer Sam Nadel, bassist Simba Bhebhe, who booked Lucy for her first ever open mic with eARmusic, and multi-instrumentalist, Alex Eichenberger.
Rose’s music videos have received a lot of positive attention online, many of her videos are shot by close friend Orestes Mitas.
A fan of tea, Rose began selling her own blend named ‘Builder Grey’ (two part English Breakfast and one part Earl Grey) at her shows as a substitute for merchandise or CDs.
Vogue magazine has stated that she is “one of indie music’s breakout stars for 2012”.
Her song, “Don’t You Worry” appeared on the TV show Skins on the second episode of the sixth season.
“Night Bus” appeared on the TV show Catfish: The TV Show on the tenth episode of the first season.
Later in 2013, Sony Mobile chose Lucy Rose to perform the soundtrack of the official TV advertisement of Sony’s Flagship mobile phone Sony Xperia Z1, the Song Movin’ on up was composed and arranged by Gillespie/Young/Innes, by Courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music.
In December 2013, Rose confirmed via Twitter that she has begun recording her second studio album.
In 2014, “Shiver” was used as the opening theme for the second season of the anime series