Lucy Kitt

Award: Emerging Artists Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Location: London


Lucy Kitt has been writing, performing and promoting her music as an unsigned singer-songwriter for the past 10 years.

From the age of 16 she formed a riot girl grunge band performing around the gritty nightclubs and bars of the East end of London is where Lucy found her love of playing live.

During her university days in Canterbury, Lucy started developing her song writing and soon became a feature on the local music scene. Strongly influenced by 70’s Folk Rock albums she heard growing up: artists like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, Lucy writings are honest, and heartfelt accounts of her personal experiences during this poignant chapter of her life. Many of these songs feature on Lucy’s debut album ‘Stand by’, recorded over a time at SOUP analogue recording studios in London’s east end.

Propelled by her semi-finalist status at the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk awards, the live music scene beckoned, and Lucy has supported a host of musical talent ever since, including Cara Dillon, Turin Brakes, The Unthanks, Pete Mollinari and Nick Mulvey. Major UK festival slots have included Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, and Lounge on the Farm, and Red Rooster Festival. Having won the 2014 Gibson/Sundance song writing competition, Lucy's songs have been placed firmly on the musical map. She has played gigs around the world, including Northern California, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, and Germany.

The hugely successful internet sessions recorded for 'Mahogany', 'Balcony TV' and 'On't Sofa', provides a pathway for the world to discover Lucy's beautiful, vibrant, self-penned lyrics. 90,000 Sound cloud listeners eagerly await her debut album - she is now in the position where all this hard work could really start to shine