Award winning London based singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins hails from the small town of Burnley, Lancashire. Gigging regularly at 16, and with visits to Italy and France under her belt by the time she was 18 years old, Lucy picked up the guitar aged 12 after inheriting one from her late Uncle and began songwriting early on.
At just 18, PRS for Music chose Lucy as one of their “Class of 2010” for her promise as a young UK songwriter. Since then, her creativity, hard work and ethos towards songwriting has led her to gig extensively, write, release and tour critically acclaimed album ‘Chasing Clocks’ & EP ‘What’s in Front of Me’, (both of which received airplay on major UK stations BBC Radio 2 & 6), and complete a three-year degree in Songwriting at London based institute BIMM; graduating with First Class Honours. She is a past British Blues Award winner and UK Country Radio Finalist for their Listener’s Songwriter Club Award. R2 Magazine said: “Still in her early twenties, if she can continue to write songs of this calibre, Lucy Zirins will become a major player”.
She most recently released a live album ‘Live at the Old Courts’ featuring long time band member and friend Andy Crowdy on double bass. Roots authority FATEA magazine recommended it, saying Lucy’s ‘singing is wonderfully crystal clear and the guitar playing precise’. Her rise looks set to continue as Lucy’s finishes her latest studio album in 2018.
What are the press saying about Lucy Zirins?
- “Lucy Zirins is a young lady going places” – The Yorkshire Times
- “Still in her early twenties, if she can continue to write songs of this calibre, Lucy Zirins will become a major player” – R2 (Rock ʻnʼ Reel) Magazine on “Whatʼs in Front of Me”
- “Like that!” – BBC Mark Forrest Show
- “Songs so delicate that they could make a grown man cry” – BBC Radio Lancashire Introducing
- “Seriously brilliant” – Nick Dow, BBC Radio Lancashire
- “Move over Carole King and Joni Mitchell, there’s a new sheriff in town” – Classic Rock Presents The Blues Magazine
- “Shot through with naturalness and purity” – Keith Ames, The Musician
- “Lucy’s songwriting displays an astonishing maturity and confidence which belie her youth… a young artist who is clearly going places” - FATEA Magazine
- Incredible songwriting… beautiful, heartfelt numbers… phenomenal vocal range… Lucy’s latest genre defying EP blurs the lines from country to folk to blues. With the rising popularity of country music in the UK, “What’s in Front of Me” stands to put Lucy Zirins in good stead. We look forward of more to come from her very bright future.” - National Blues Review on “What’s in Front of Me”
- “There is not much higher praise you can give other than to say that there are not too many debut albums as promising as this” – Maverick Magazine on “Chasing Clocks”
- “(A) beautifully produced debut album… Modern folk-tinged country that perfectly suits the singer’s voice…In Zirins’ voice there’s a delicacy mixed with strength and an authentic country twang. Her delivery is impeccable and well judged for one so young” - R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) Magazine on “Chasing Clocks”
- “The music produced by Lucy has a special magic that is more than just talent. The guitar and voice meld into a harmonious outpouring of music” – Blues Matters Magazine
- “Listening to Lucy Zirins is like hearing a fairy tale for the first time. Her voice has an ethereal purity while her songs weave stories like spells” - Blues In Britain Magazine
- “Great British music weaving great musical traditions together, creating a modern fresh sound… Lucy’s songwriting skills are awesome.” – Blues Matters! Magazine
- “Listening to Lucy is like sampling a fine wine after drinking the regular stuff. Beautiful songs, beautifully sung.” - Man in the Hat Blog