SINGER songwriter Lucy Rose really got herself noticed when she contributed vocals to the albums of indie darlings Bombay Bicycle Club as well as appearing with them live.

Since then she has launched her own solo career with a critically acclaimed album and singles and even looks to break through in the USA, but she really hits the big time when she plays Princess Pavilion, Falmouth on Friday, May 17.

A mixture of true grit, sheer dedication and an unshakeable sense of self has all led Lucy to the kind of status that most new artists dream of but can only achieve through record company support.

Until her recent signing to Columbia Records, Lucy Rose had none of this, but her heart-stoppingly poignant songs and cracked porcelain voice saw her enter 2012 with YouTube hits, radio plays and crowds like nobody else out there. Such is her fan-base, she now sells out 500-capacity venues with ease, and at the tender age of 23, Lucy is being tipped by the great and the good as the one New British Artist who may stick around longer than any of the other fly-by-night contenders.

What the critics say:

“Gentle, folky, confidential tone, undershot by a coolness of intelligence and self possession” 4/5 The Daily Telegraph

“A bewitching one-off talent” Daily Star

“Dark-hearted pop songs that strive for the epic” Q Magazine

“A resounding affirmation of a consummate talent” 4/5 Daily Mirror

“A beautiful voice” The Sun

“Miss Rose’s unassuming charm ticks off everything on the How To Make Your Fans Adore You checklist” 7/10 NME

“Each song is a confessional of her most tightly clasped secrets” The Fly

“One of the country’s most promising new voices” “Utterly beautiful” Sunday Times (Culture)

“It was only a matter of time before the second wave of British nu-folk pioneers made it to the U.S, and Lucy Rose is sure to be among its first breakout stars”