Lucy Spraggan

By the time Sheffield-raised, Canterbury-born photograph salesperson Lucy Spraggan had received rapturous applause for her performance of the witty, self-penned “Last Night” during an X Factor 2012 audition, the singer/songwriter already had a self-released album to her name.

This accessible folk pop with an alternative edge is something you’d hear on Top 40 radio with the likes of Ed Sheeran or, if it were a decade prior, Kate Nash. Rife with sprightly acoustic guitar and moving piano lines, Spraggan’s catalogue has wide appeal. With an eye for minute moments and a knack for wordplay in the vein of Courtney Barnett, Spraggan employs a keen observational style in her lyrics, a talent that’s earned her four UK Top 40 albums and multiple tours across the UK and Europe already.

Currently working on her fifth full-length, due out in 2019, Spraggan continues to focus on the world around her.