Wainwright trail leads Lucy to the Trades

Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on June 8
Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on June 8

An award-winning American folk artist will stop off for a performance at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, on Friday night as part of her UK tour.

Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, will bring her arsenal of melodies and deadpan sense of humour to the stage.

Lucy is also the half-sister of singer-songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright and has toured with Rufus over the years.

Perhaps considered the most understated Wainwright, Lucy initially chose to bypass the family career choice of music in order to teach at an elementary school in New York City for several years.

In 2007, she made the decision to pursue a career in music full-time and has been on the road ever since.

This decision is chronicled in her ‘Spring Song’, which appears on her EP ‘8 MORE’, released in 2008. Also featured on this record is a duet of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Hungry Heart’ with actress Martha Plimpton.

In early 2009, Lucy’s song ‘Snare Drum’ won the eighth annual Independent Music Awards for best folk/singer-songwriter song.

Tickets are priced £10/£7. Doors open at 8pm.

Other events at the Trades Club in the coming week include Mental Elf with Akahum on Saturday.

Akahum will excite the audience with its tribal tunes

On Monday night the club will be showing England’s first game of Euro 2012 against France on the big screen, kicking off at 5pm.

For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.thetradesclub.com.