Lucy Ward Lucy Ward

Lucy hails from the small pie-eating, rugby-playing town of Wigan, firmly planted in the north-west of England. She was raised on the music of Frank Sinatra and Doris Day and skipped to school singing 'I Got Rhythm' rather than stomping along to the sounds of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' like most kids her age. “This didn't really help my cool factor” says Lucy. “I remember my mother trying to teach me the words to Greenday songs in an attempt to help me fit in” needless to say, it didn't really work.

But it wasn't long before Lucy realised she didn't really want to fit in. “I’ve always seen my life as a musical, I have a soundtrack that follows me around” Sitting in her bedroom as a child singing along to Doris Day and Judy Garland Lucy found a way to express herself through the music she loved.

“I have always sung. I probably drove my family mad!” But she never really seriously considered it as a career and worked diligently at school in the hope of getting ‘a proper job’. After 2 years of study at college Lucy didn’t continue on to drama school as everyone thought she would but after flirting with a degree in ancient history and archaeology ended up training as a pharmaceutical production technician and lecturing in pharmaceutics “God knows how I ended up doing that! I guess I have many interests” But there was one thing Lucy kept coming back to “I never stopped singing, I just can’t shut up!” And finally at the ripe old age of 25 Lucy gave up being ‘normal’ and turned professional.

Read more

Tags

Albums by Lucy Ward

Watch

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.