Lucy Rose at London Royal Festival Hall (13th Oct 2012)

Supporting John Cale at London’s Royal Festival Hall (Ether Festival 2012)

(according to Songkick – originally planned for Friday 25th May but rescheduled)


Photos by Jane Hobsomn on Flickr: 1 | 2

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Photos on Getty: (by Jim Dyson)

Reviews by Michael James Hall

Tonight Cale will be mostly concerned with the present and the very near past but first we have a very nervous, extremely grateful Lucy Rose. The much-hyped singer/songwriter has already realised, at the tender age of 23, that simplicity serves her well. A Joni Mitchell-like heartstring pluck of a voice is accompanied by straightforward, unadorned folk guitar; ungilded melodies propped up and swept forward by memorable lead lines and attention-holding time changes. This is appealing stuff and, happily, a song she announces as brand new is the best of the set. The vast stage, burdened only by her tiny frame, is weighted heavily with her potential (and loads of John Cale’s kit but that’s not very poetical now is it?)


Songkick event page event page (lastfm:event=3274473) event page (for cancelled 25th May 2012 show)

Venue website
John Cale official site