Once in a great while, an entertainer comes along with such fine vocal abilities and stage presence, she literally brings the house to tears. Singer/songwriter/actor/producer Lucy Shropshire is that kind of performer. Like many fine singers, Lucy's musical roots were nurtured in church singing gospel. She also played piano and organ for her church choirs. After studying music and voice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel, Lucy performed in venues along the east coast forming numerous bands and musical organizations. Also during this period performances with gospel great Pastor John P. Kee.
In 1981 Lucy moved to the west coast performing in major performance venues in Reno, Nevada and surrounding areas. Spreading her artistic wings, Lucy sang with a host of celebrities including jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, eventually winning the RENO AREA MUSIC AWARD in 1985 for "Best Jazz Vocalist".
It was 1986 while on the island of Bermuda that Lucy wrote, produced and recorded a stirring musical composition called "Come Together World". The song became the United Nations Song of Peace for 1986 winning first place in the UNITED NATIONS YEAR OF PEACE SONGWRITING CONTEST, beating out 40 other entries from 12 countries.
In 1988 Lucy moved back to the U.S. after an amazing stay on the island of Bermuda. This time she moved to Las Vegas where she performed in major showrooms including showrooms at "The Sands"and "The Stardust", where Lucy played the lead in "Enter The Night". She also played showrooms at The Golden Nugget and The MGM Grand. In 1996 thru 1998 Lucy performed nightly and was the vocal coach for the cast of 70 in "EFX" starring David Cassidy. Lucy was vocal coach for David Cassidy and his brother Patrick Cassidy during her stay at the MGM Grand.
In 1999 while at the Golden Nugget Lucy recorded a duet with Clint Holmes, taken from his off Broadway musical "Comfortable Shoes". Her work with Holmes was met with rave reviews as she performed nightly with the Holmes Show. Also during this period Lucy had performances with Grammy Award winning producer KC Porter.
In 2001 Lucy performed with Mary Wilson of the original "Supremes" as the soubrette in the Grammy nominated Broadway musical "Sophisticated Ladies" featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra. Lucy then moved to New York where she worked with acclaimed director Kenny Leon in a reading of "Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope". Most recently Lucy performed the role of "Armelia" in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" for the Two Rivers Theatre Company. Also in recent times Lucy has performed her own Cabaret act in New York at "Feinstein's at Leows Regency", "Don't Tell Mama", "Metropolitan Jazz Club" and "LaRavista".
Over the years, Lucy has been acknowledged as one of the most formidable artist of our time receiving accolades from acclaimed columnist and published writers. In the words of Daryl H. Miller of the Los Angeles Times: Feb. 2, 2002, pg. F.5 "Lucy displays one of those rich, honeyed voices that comes from somewhere so deep inside that it seems to be rising from all the way down in her toes". Lucy's star continues to rise as seen in all of her abilities. With more than a three octave vocal range, Lucy's experience in production, writing and in performance, all come together to show the skill of a true perfectionist. Being compared to such great vocalists as Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, and yes Barbra Streisand, Lucy has her own unique style and presence. Offering something fresh, new and always exciting. Lucy Shropshire is a music lovers delight and an experience not to be missed.