Lucy Kruger is a Singer/songwriter born in the year 1992, in Durban and raised in Johannesburg,South Africa.
few things as inspiring as pure, unfettered talent in a hard-working,
humble artist. Lucy Kruger is one of the few artists on the SA music
scene that possesses all of these attributes and it shows in her work.
from Grahamstown, Lucy came back to Cape Town after
completing her undergraduate degree in Music and her Honours in Drama at
Rhodes University, and is set to take the notoriously hardnosed Mother
City music scene by storm with her fresh take on indie/alternative rock.
Her singular sound is reminiscent of the fearless, female vocals of
powerful acts like Sinéad O’Connor and Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries fame and also draws influence from the work of Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos – culminating in a rich tapestry of skilful, versatile vocals bolstered by soulful melodies.
has been writing and performing her own material for six years and has
in the past had the pleasure to open for international act Linton Kwezi
Johnson (LKJ), as well as respected local acts such as Josie Field,
Wendy Oldfield, Cutting Jade and Shawn Phillips. Since arriving in Cape
Town Lucy has treated audiences to foot-tapping performances at the
likes of Daddy Longlegs, Alma Café, the Jolly Roger Pastis, Mojos,
&Union, Obviouzly Armchair, Cape Quarter Market, Hout Bay Harbour
Market, 5 Reyneveld, Aan De Braak and the Barleycorn.
Her soon to
be released debut album ‘Cut those Strings’(produced by Schalk Joubert
and engineered by Dave Langemann) , features a host of innovative
artists including Inge Beckmann, Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Melissa
Van Der Spuy and Albert Frost, yet promises to remain true to the folk
sound her growing fan-base has come to know and love.
of how she came to make music: “I started playing guitar because I
wanted to write music. One of the first songs I learnt on the guitar was
Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You’. After hearing that song and feeling
what it was to play it, I was completely hooked. After setting my heart
on music I was constantly reminded (and still am) about how difficult
the music industry is. Difficult perhaps, but hopefully not impossible. I
want and love it enough to give it (and myself) a fighting chance. I am
slowly starting to discover the rules of an industry that ‘has no
rules’. It is certainly keeping me on my toes and that is an exciting
place to be.”
It is this strong work ethic and drive to succeed
that underscores all of Lucy’s endeavours and it set to launch her
inimitable sound on the SA music scene.
Official site: http://lucykruger.com/