Lucy Merrilyn sings the Legendary Ladies of Jazz

ft. Jools Holland’s bassist Dave Swift

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Last Show: Thursday 30 th April 2020

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Just 23 years old, with rich and resonant vocals that belie her age, Lucy Merrilyn stands on the cusp of a formidable career. Performing classic tunes of the world’s leading ladies of jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Peggy Lee to name a few.  Accompanying Lucy will be Dave Swift on bass, Harry the Piano and Joel Barford on drums. The Lucy Merrilyn project brings elegance and vibrancy to the fore. Her sprightly, fresh interpretation of traditional standards guarantees to entice and dazzle — Ms Merrilyn is one act not to be missed. 

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“Wonderful new talent”

Jools Holland

Lucy is a rising star on the UK jazz scene, performing regularly at prestigious London and UK jazz clubs and theatres and appearing as the guest vocalist with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra

In the summer of 2019, Lucy recorded ?Sometimes I’m Happy,? her debut three-track EP featuring formidable UK jazz saxophonist, Dave O’Higgins and Jools Holland’s bassist of 27 years, Dave Swift. Sometimes I’m Happy is just a taster of what is to come from this rising young talent. An eagerly anticipated album is set to be released in the spring of 2020.

Band Lineup

Lucy Merrilyn (vocals)

Dave Swift (bass)

Harry the Piano (piano)

Joel Barford (drums)