Lucy Peach is a stadium-folk singer from Fremantle, WA. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, her menstrual cycle and her convict ancestors, she has released two EPs: ‘Wax and Wane’ (2011) and ‘Silver Tongue’ (2016). She is the 2016 winner of the West Australian Music Industry (WAMi) award for Best Folk Act of 2016.
“A wonderfully engaging and tremendously gifted performer” (AU Review) with a “pitch-perfect voice” (The Music)
"A jewel in WA's musical crown" (The West)
“It’s hard not to get swept up in the romantic charm of 'Be So Good.' I hang off every word of unwavering devotion Peach delivers. From the opening offering of this melodious gift, through to it’s final strum – the song rings joyous, enchanting, and real.” - Gemma Pike, Triple J
Lucy Peach has had an incredibly successful twelve months; releasing her second EP, 'Silver Tongue' since a long hiatus, touring internationally and playing a slew of Western Australian Festivals including Nannup festival, Fairbridge Folk Festival, Perth Fringe World Festival and the Perth International Arts Festival.
Released in the Spring of 2011, Peach’s debut EP Wax and Wane was welcomed with much acclaim and anticipation. Recorded by Malcom Clark (Sleepy Jackson) at Yo Yo Studios, the release saw the artist added to desirous Perth lineups including Beaufort Street Festival (2012) and Hidden Treasures (2013). A captured live performance of her song Golden Days from a Sofar Sounds event in 2013 has stacked up an impressive 80 000 views and adoring remarks through the global platform, confirming this local darling as a world class act to be reckoned with.
Soaring wherever the wind takes her, Peach has toured internationally to her Father’s homeground in New Zealand, as well as supporting Mama Kin on the Irish leg of her most recent tour in August, 2015. Her songwriting and live presence has won the approval of fellow musicians and industry, supporting the eclectic likes of The Waifs, Tim Finn, Kav Temperley, Ngaiire, Abbe May, Xavier Rudd, Boy and Bear, All Our Exes Live in Texas and Tim Rogers.
Recorded by Joel Quartermain at Wasteland Studios, the first single from her sophomore EP was 'Be So Good' and saw Lucy accompanied by Lee Jones (The Sun Orchestra, Ruby Boots, Eskimo Joe, Sleepy Jackson, Spencer Tracy) on pedal steel, piano and described as a talisman in the studio by Peach. The release boasts a music video to match, filmed by the inspiration behind the song itself, Richard Berney. The video was captured throughout a year of Lucy singing the song to him whenever they were together and the light was good, culminating in their travels through New Zealand where they shot one take in the picturesque landscape every day. A true sentiment to the honest and heartwarming songwriting she is known and loved for, Lucy Peach released the single in September 2015 to clamorous applause with The Music describing it as “a perfect summer's day tune” when premiering the music video that has accrued more than 80 000 views to date online.
Boasting a live act featuring herself, a vocal effects pedal and a 70 year old 4 string tenor guitar she is frequently accompanied by multi award winning musicians John Brown (Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics), Tara John (Joni in the Moon) and Luke Dux (The Floors, Timothy Nelson and the Infidels, Davey Craddock and the Spectacles), Lucy Peach and her band played alongside the likes of Julia Holter, Father John Misty, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at Disconnect Festival 2015. They were also selected to play at the much coveted Sunday Music Sessions at Fremantle Arts Centre in January of 2016 and 2017.
Renowned for her captivating on stage banter, she recently wrote and performed in 'My Greatest Period Ever', which premiered at Perth’s Fringe World Festival in 2017 and featured spoken word and solo acoustic performances. The show boasted a sell-out season and won the Martin Simms Touring Award, quoted by Perth Fringe World to be “the top prize of the Festival, recognising the best new Western Australian work in the Festival that is destined to succeed on the world's stage.”
Peach is currently working at Rada Studios in Perth on new work due for completion in late 2017. The album will feature stories of her familial ancestry; a 16 year old convict named Mary Cannon, her grandmother Elaine Fifield (the first Australian Prima Ballerina in Covent Garden) and songs written under the influence of her menstrual cycle.