// 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, ukuleleDefine your genre in five words or less:
folk melodies, intricate storytellingHow 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 concertsWhat 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 GracelandWhat 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.