For those who don’t know, Lucy Spraggan is a ball of talent who dominated the X Factor show in 2012 and has since continued to inspire her fans – with the help of her trusted guitar & management team. We caught up with the fellow northern lass whilst she was in Preston for a salon opening.
Q. How long are you here in Preston for Lucy?
Only for the night. I don’t live too far away, so we’re driving back after the event. I come here to get my hair done though.
Q. Other than your friend’s business what other ties do you have here?
As I say, I get my hair done here & I often walk the dog over this way. I’ve also played at UCLAN a few times; always a good show there.
Q. Nice. What’s your favourite place in the city?
The Lancashire infantry Museum is really interesting. I’ve actually been a couple of times. Preston offers a lot of educational activities!
Q. That it does. What do you think about Podio Magazine – of focusing on the good in the city, as opposed to covering bad news?
It’s a great idea; with so many negative stories filling the headlines across the world it’s really great to see something focus on the positives.
Q. What keeps you positive; what are your top passions in life?
Family, writing & learning.
Q. Talking of writing, what are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on my new album, ready for release in autumn. No name yet!
Q. What do you like about your fans? Any inspiring stories to share about them?
They are all so lovely, there are so many familiar faces that I see so often. There is even a set of them who attend almost every show on a tour… A whole month!
Q. What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting up in music?
Be confident & take your time. Patience pays off.
Q. And any professional tips to share to fellow musicians?
Keep on top of the business side of things. Get a good accountant & look for publishers who can help you out. Don’t get pushed into deals & always have them looked over.
Q. Sweet. Any final comments to add?
See you in Preston again soon!
Follow Lucy on Facebook (she was off Twitter at the time of publication because there are apparently ‘too many twits online’ – let’s hope she’s engaging on there again soon too though (#DontLetTheTwitsGetYouDown)