via Lucy Woodward
What happens when a classical composer/conductor meets a belly dancing/opera singing mother? Inevitably, their kid turned out to be a musician. Meet Lucy Woodward. Born in London, raised in Amsterdam and finally settling in New York, Lucy began singing at the age of 12 and hasn't stopped since.
Lucy began her music career by playing the piano. She moved on to the flute for 7 years and then studied ballet. She also went through different phases of wanting to be a doctor, then a writer and considered becoming an opera singer. While in school, she pretended to be sick so she could stay home to watch commercials on TV and rewrite the lyrics. Through all of this she wasn’t allowed to listen to pop music, but as Lucy got older, her mom let her listen to artists like Prince & Michael Jackson because they used the upper register of their voices as opera singers do.
CGG recently checked out Lucy’s show at The Cutting Room in NYC and we were blown away. Her music is eclectic, fun and energetic, blending many different genres of music. Our favorite tune is, "Too Much to Live For"; it has a swing/big band sound (complete with trombone).
Lucy stopped by the CGG office to chat with us about her music and how she got started helping people around the world. Read the interview here .