Lucy Gallant will play her third Glastonbury this year. This Byron local has written over 1,000 songs and is currently on tour in the US.
Festival Director Peter Noble says: “Gallant is a star, the Glastonbury festival knows it.... that's why they continue to book her, and I am also convinced. It is only a matter of time before she is a household name in Australia on a major record label and headlining festivals here and around the world. Discover her at Bluesfest and find out what those in the know are already saying!”
British born, her heritage is as eclectic as her music – being part Burmese, Russian, Irish and Australian. Perhaps this mash up of cultural backgrounds is what inspires Lucy's blend of different genres in her music which is further enhanced by her thought provoking lyrics; lyrics that can be uplifting whilst also edging towards something darker - and with titles like Murder and Fire Girl amongst the lighter Free Like Me or Lets go to the Beach you can expect the unexpected! The songs are all original works and she is a multi-talented song writer, musician and producer.
Lucy’s voice has great dynamic range, smoothly jumping from lows to highs, from delicate to fierce. She is also a talented guitarist and drummer, she plays intricate, high energy rhythms on her Cajon with her feet whilst singing and playing the guitar. She was the winner one year and another year came in second place of the Byron Bay Blues Festivals very own competition ‘Blues over Byron Busking competition’. She is a woman with a mission – she wants to bring people together through music that calls for people to be true to themselves, to be free and to be happy. She also just loves to play music and that is clear every time you hear her play and every time you find yourself singing one of her songs long after you heard her perform it live!