INTRODUCING


LUCY MASON

Born in Sydney, Australia but spending a few of her teenage years in London, Lucy fell in love with all things music. After learning guitar and recording her first songs this love led her to move back to London in her early 20’s and within weeks of arriving she was offered a support slot at the Q Awards opening for Jamie Cullum at the HMV Forum.

Since moving to London, Lucy has been making music and touring with artists and writers around the UK and Europe. Her music has been described as ‘heartfelt baroque pop’ and carries influences from the likes of Jessie Ware & London Grammar.

In March 2017 Lucy released ‘Going Home Broke’ her heartfelt magnum opus that not only revealed a new side to her songwriting but her subject matter too. “Since moving from Australia almost five years ago, my life has been a whirlwind of highs and lows which ultimately lead to my breaking point” she explains, “I had allowed disappointment, frustration and failure to take over my life and it had to end”. And it’s this defiant attitude that makes the EP such a confident statement of intent. It’s these experiences and the heartache that followed that form the substance of Lucy’s music.

Her earnest lyrics and unique style have already seen her receive critical acclaim from the likes of The Independent, The Metro, The Line of Best Fit and Clash, who have praised her music, as well as rack up plays on Spotify, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.

LOCAL TIPS – London

Tamp Coffee, Turnham Green

Since coffee is the most important meal of the day this is where you’ll find me every morning. They not only make delicious coffee but they have the best staff on the planet. The cafe is Argentinian inspired so naturally they make delicious food!
Most of my days are planned around food and coffee so I’m going to do my best to mix up my tips but I sure hope you like coffee & eating.

Granger and Co, Notting Hill
If you’re looking for David Beckham then this is the best suggestion I could give you. Amazing Aussie restaurant with some of the same dishes from Bill Granger’s ‘Bill’s’ in Sydney. One of the best brunches out there. Get there early you might be waiting a while! Feels like a little piece of home.

Plane Watching

Something not food related. It’s more of a BYO situation. You’re gonna think i’m mad but if you like a little bit of adrenaline but you’re too afraid (like me) to do anything actually mad like skydiving or bungee jumping or any other kind of jumping at great heights then this is for you. If you’re reading this I know you like travel therefore I know you either love or hate planes. There’s a park right near Hatton Cross tube station and you can sit directly under the planes as they’re about 5 seconds from landing at Heathrow. It calms me. Wild I know.


LOCAL TIPS – Sydney

Rough & Bare, Mona Vale
Hate me for loving alternative milk in coffee, yes I am one of those people and I don’t care. These guys make the greatest coconut milk lattes in the world. Mona Vale is home and if you’re ever in the area you must have brunch here. Have a coconut latte for me ok?

Showbox, Manly
Coffee coffee coffee. Best staff ever. Perfect location in Manly, still central and close to the ferry but far enough away from the busy crowds. You shouldn’t have to wait too long for a table and always the best playlists.

Bungan beach, Newport
Home home home. One of the Northern Beaches quieter beaches. It does involve a walk down a steep hill…therefore a walk up a steep hill but it won’t disappoint. The view is everything.

MUSICIANS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Joel Baker
Folky Soul coolness. I think that’s the best way to describe it.
Listen to ‘Bag of dreams’


These Your Children

If you like good singers…you will love this. Perfect vocals & perfect harmonies!
Listen to ‘Set a fire’

Cameron Jones
I found Cameron’s music on Spotify earlier this year and was instantly a fan. Beautiful guitars, pianos and brilliant melodies. Particular song to look up is ‘Rose’ but to be fair they’re all good!