Lucy Wise is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in Malmsbury, a little town an hour north of Melbourne, Australia. Accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer, she creates a contemporary sound that draws from folk, Old Time American and Celtic music. The evocative imagery and universal themes in Lucy’s songs have won the hearts of listeners from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds and have seen her tour three albums and two EP’s in Australia, NZ, the US and the UK since 2010. “Lucy is a natural storyteller, infusing songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings,” says The Brag.
Lucy grew up in a musical household. Through childhood she toured as part of the Western Australia-based Wise Family Band playing an eclectic mix of folk, roots and blues, and at age 11, she started writing her own songs. Upon moving to Melbourne in 2009, Lucy dived into the local music community establishing herself as a beloved solo artist, celebrated for her insight poetic lyricism, and stunningly pure voice. She has played many festivals and concerts, including Sidmouth Music Week (UK), The National Folk Festival (ACT), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC) and Woodford Folk Festival (QLD).
Lucy’s latest album, “Winter Sun” was received with critical acclaim: a 4.5 star review in the Weekend Australian and was a finalist in The Age Music Victoria Awards’ Best Folk or Roots Album. Comprising songs about love, friendship and the relationships people form with their environment, the album draws on Lucy’s experiences over the last few years of touring as well as times spent closer to home, walking the streets and creek paths of Melbourne’s inner north. “A wonderful representation of healing, self discovery and the processes of becoming grounded and learning self worth…It is no secret that Lucy is a gifted writer, but “Winter Sun” will have you experiencing a new sense of empathy and have you walking in her shoes from track one,” says 27 Magazine.
Lucy is currently recording her fourth album, to be released in 2021.