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Once in a rare while, the universe conspires to bring people together to create something inexplicably cool. This happened in the spring of 2012 when four worlds collided and the Hey Lucy band was formed.
Lucy Conte (vocals) and Guy Fogel (guitar) had been playing folk-pop music for two years under the name Lucid, with various local artists. An auspicious turn of events prompted bassist, Brian Li, to reach out to long-time friend, Guy, whom he’d previously played with in Altered Lies and The Makeshifts. A short time later, Brian recruited drummer, Joe Del Medico of chart-toppers Mar-KZ and poof – an enigma was born.
If you ask someone to compare Hey Lucy to another artist, you’ll get a different answer each time. Blondie, Cheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Stevie Nicks and Amy Mann to name a few, but more often than not you’ll be met with a blank stare followed by, “Hmm…I’ll get back to you on that”.
With influences in jazz, folk, pop, rock, funk, reggae and blues, it’s no wonder these cats are hard to pin down. Between gigging in some of Toronto’s top music havens, like The Horseshoe, The Gladstone and The Hideout, the band has made their recording studio a second home. Their first self-produced EP titled Futile Ambition was released in 2014, and their yet-to-be titled full-length album is set be released in 2015.