// Lucy Wise



Lucy Wise’s masterful storytelling and musical clarity capture the hearts of audiences wherever she goes. Her soulful vocals and intricate ukulele and guitar playing have made her a festival favourite across Australia and internationally.

Q&A, with voice, guitar, ukulele

Define your genre in five words or less:

folk melodies, intricate storytelling

How long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?

I have been writing music since I was eleven. I distinctly remember dancing around the house to Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" and knew I wanted to be a singer-songwriter.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

Ooh, a tough question! I would be curious to play a song for Billie Holiday. I don't know why!

What are your favourite venues?

open studio, wesley anne, house concerts

What are your top 5 favourite albums?

Joni Mitchell's Blue, Regina Spektor's Far, Punch Brothers' Antifogmatic, Anais Mitchell's Young Man in America, Edgar Meyer's A Short Trip Home, Paul Simon's Graceland

What is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?

Performing a concert in a little grove of trees in a park in Mill Valley, California. People in the community had brought picnic rugs and flasks of hot tea, and it was just such a magical vibe!

Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc

I am inspired most when I am doing a lot of listening to music, a lot of reading, and generally being out and about in the world! I usually come up with melodic ideas first, then I tend to work with both lyrics and music at the same time.




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