Working it out on her return to Belfast.
We’re having something of an indie-pop week over at Folk and Tumble with new releases from Guy Garvey and Basia Bulat blasting out of the stereo and everyone getting in the mood for a Halloween party weekend. What better way to kick that weekend off than with a pint of Guinness and a spot by one of the best bars in Belfast to witness the return of Lucy Rose.
It’s been a little over five months since the English songwriter brought her show to the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival but since then she’s released ‘Work It Out’, honed those songs with the band, sold some merch desk tea and picked up some very talented friends in Billie Marten and Jake Isaac.
Both are superb supports, Billie Marten’s almost whispered delicate delivery hushing the growing crowd, Jake Isaac pumping out big beats and soulful vocals and a surprise foray into the crowd for an acoustic number. Impressed. Warmed up. We’re ready for the main act and have new music to enjoy and recommend to all who’ll listen. Support act job done.
English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose on stage in The Empire Music Hall, Belfast. © Trish Plant