Lucy Woodward grew up, as she puts it, “music-making and creating.” As the daughter of two classical musicians, she was born in London and spent her early childhood in Amsterdam. Raised in NYC by her mother and spending the summers in Soest with her father. Fresh out of school, she was singing jazz in coffee shops in NYC for tips, singing in cover bands and writing songs before signing with Atlantic Records—a time period that saw her score a Top 40 hit with “Dumb Girls” and another Top 5 worldwide hit she wrote for Stacie Orrico called “(There's Gotta Be) More to Life.”
But Woodward had no desire to be a pop starlet: her follow-up albums, the jazzier and more swinging Lucy Woodward is...Hot and Bothered and Hooked!(produced by the legendary Tony Visconti) opened up her whole world moving forward, while sending her back to her early New York City musical roots. In 2011, Lucy connected with Snarky Puppy and started recording and touring together. She was featured on their Family Dinner, Vol 1 album singing “Too Hot To Last”. In 2016, she released her fourth album Til They Bang on the Door on Snarky Puppy bandleader Michael League’s label GroundUP Music, featuring many members of Snarky Puppy, organist Cory Henry, Henry Hey of the band Forq and League himself.
In addition to her solo career, Woodward has recorded with Rod Stewart, Snarky Puppy, Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Carole King, Joe Cocker and Nikka Costa. She has toured as a band member filling in for the lead singer of Pink Martini. Her songs and vocals have been heard in movies including What a Girl Wants, The Blind Side, Music and Lyrics and Ice Princess. She is currently touring the US with the Charlie Hunter trio, as well as Europe with her band.
“Lucy’s whole oeuvre, by saying - Her voice … is a pleasant mix of wide-eyed charm and in-the-know playfulness, Like a piece of clove gum, she’s got a good kick, and the flavor lingers pretty well afterwards.”
— JAZZ WEEKLY
“A steamy, string-kissed slice of retro British pop by a versatile singer/songwriter.”
— USA TODAY