In 2017, I was invited to guest sing with the TipToe Big Band in Denmark. They asked me to bring Big Band arrangements of my own material and to say this was a dream of mine is an understatement. I sat down with arranger/friend Dave Richards to discuss the sound of where this could go: I didn’t want it to be traditional, I wanted to go a bit left and make sure there was room for grit and soul. 'Ladykiller' is the opening track from my 2016 record "Til They Bang On The Door", released on GroundUP Music and arranged by my dear friend and drummer Jamey Tate! The song demo started in Henry Hey’s living room with a choir of trombones, but I never thought the day would come where I’d ACTUALLY be singing with a choir of trombones LIVE on stage...watch it on the Video page of this site or YouTube!
Proud to be interviewed and a part of this dangerous tribe of musicians on the I'd Hit That podcast! And verrry honored to be the first singer interviewed (is bragging okay this time of year?)! Enjoy some singer nerd-out talking, my fellow vocalists!
I've been working on Big Band material all year with my dear friends Dave Richards and Jamey Tate along with a couple of fabulous Big Bands in Europe. I am super thrilled to share the set with you in Los Angeles with the amaaazing Jane Monheit (ah-mazing). Tickets HERE! More info on Tour page...
I'll be jumping around for the rest of 2017! First, I'll be joining my friends Ghost-Note for 2 mini-shows in Canada. Ghost-Note is a killer band created by my dear friends percussionist Nate Werth and drummer Robert "Sput" Searight (of Snarky Puppy). I'll then swim off to sing the music of Peggy Lee on a jazz cruise and then I'm back to Holland, Denmark and Germany for more musical shenanigans with my awesome Dutch band. I'm also sprinkling in some Big Band fun, recordings and master classes in Holland to keep that soul train rolling. And I'll be starting the new year off in a 15th century castle in Denmark workshopping with young singers and musicians from the University. Cannot wait for this. All info on lucywoodward.com/tour or facebook.com/lucywoodward. Come find me somewhere and let's hang!
The last couple of months I have been working on Big Band arrangements re-working material from my last 2 albums. It's sort of a rebirth of my music and it's been incredible to see it develop. I love brass, particularly low brass - and now I get to surf the horn wave live in concert. My dear friends/arrangers Dave Richards, Jamey Tate and David Ricard have created some seriously beautiful arrangements and I am honored to be debuting this material with the TipToe Big Band in Denmark! See Tour page for details.