“However many times she takes to the stage, every show is different”
BY KATIE MARGARET HALL. IMAGE INSTAGRAM (LUCY BACKSTAGE ON TOUR)
There’s no doubt that Lucy Spraggan is a prolific and dedicated tourer.
She’s electrifying venues around the UK, Europe and the US twice a year and rocking as many summer festivals as possible. Yet somehow, however many times she takes to the stage, every show is different.
This gig, at London’s Union Chapel, saw Spraggan backed by an acousto-electric three piece which allowed a graceful ebb and flow between high energy rocking out and understated, vocally-nuanced pauses with just the piano for accompaniment.
Drawing on the incredible, awe-inducing venue – which cries out for song to fill it – a Christmassy Silent Night opened the show and reminded us that Spraggan excels at those notes that find their way into the soul.
A joyful mix of new and old, and all the stories in between (for those who know, just think Lonely Goat and smile to yourself) alongside some spectacular arrangements of the classic playlist – including an amplified Don’t Know Nothing About The Blues, all complemented by a Live Lounge-esque cover of 500 Miles that had us shouting for an encore before Lucy had even left the stage.
Thank you Lucy, for being unsinkably you.
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