Lucy Spraggan (Early Show)

Lucy Spraggan (Early Show)

Raye Zaragoza

Mon · March 18, 2019

7:00 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

Lucy Spraggan
Lucy Spraggan
2018 for Lucy Spraggan, was a stellar year by anyone’s standards.

The singer-songwriter has now had 4 top 40 albums and last year sold over 30,000 ticket across her UK and European tours. 

She also toured the US and Canada for the first time as a headline artist, winning fans all over both countries.

Her last album "I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing" charted at number 12 in the Official UK Album Chart, the second album released under her own label - CTRL Records and was described as ‘a triumph’ by the UK press.

Over the last few years, as well as her sold out headline tours, Lucy also performed at some of the UK’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festival. 

Recognised as one of the leading lights in the LGBT community, Spraggan has managed to broaden her fanbase into a much wider market recently.
Lucy’s music-writing career began with Don Maclean and Kirsty MacColl as her major influences, embellished with the folk narratives of Peter, Paul and Mary, and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R and B. 

Her name is now synonymous to the melodic middle ground where pop and acoustic folk meet. The toe-tapping interpretations of classic sounds and the harmony-heavy ballads that she pulls from modern rhythm and blues, are hard to forget. Spraggan’s trademark sound is the rattle of rap dropped into sing-along folk-style numbers.

Lucy’s last UK tour was an unprecedented success with shows at iconic venues such as Glasgow Barrowland, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Nottingham Rock City and Manchester Academy. 

Her 5th album “Today was a good day" is due for release worldwide through Cooking Vinyl on April 12th this year and is set to take her already incredible career to new levels.
Raye Zaragoza
Raye Zaragoza
Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer-songwriter who carries an acoustic guitar and a message. Her quiet yet powerful song “In the River,” written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, resonated strongly with listeners and went viral in late 2016, garnering half a million views on the video, national media coverage, and a Global Music Award and Honesty Oscar.

Raye’s debut album, Fight For You (independent, 2017), displays her compassion, dedication to justice and equality for all, and keen eye for the seemingly small daily moments that become our most meaningful memories. About the record, Raye says, “This album is about finding yourself and finding your voice. It’s about maturing and realizing that you can make a difference if you so choose.”

Writing about social issues comes naturally to Raye. "As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life," she says. "I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice."

Raye performs her music all over the United States as well as across Europe, where she spent five weeks touring in summer 2017. Her music has been featured on Billboard and Democracy Now! and on numerous lists of the best modern-day protest songs, including those by Paste Magazine, What Culture, and Overblown. She has also performed live sessions for Paste, Daytrotter, and FNX.

At SXSW 2018, Raye spoke about her loyal fanbase and maintaining an independent career on a panel entitled "Serving the Sacred Bond" hosted by PledgeMusic. This summer, she joined Dispatch and Nahko and Medicine for the People on their Summer Tour, which included dates at Red Rocks and two nights at Central Park Summerstage.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
http://www.themoroccan.com/