Lilybud is a singer, songwriter, frontwoman, studio vocalist, backing vocalist and composer born and raised in the heart of North London.
She has graced the stages of some of the biggest venues in Europe including The Blue Note in Milan where she toured performing backing vocals alongside the legendary Sarah Jane Morris, she has also lit up the festival circuit with performances at Glastonbury Festival alongside the Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange and even tore up the stage of The Big Top Tent at Camp Bestival, curated by DJ legend Rob Da Bank.
In her hometown of London she can regularly be found getting down on the stage of the basement of Ronnie Scott’s, getting back to blues in the heart of the Hippodrome Leicester Square and or standing proud on the stages of the Union Chapel, Blacks Members Club and the St Moritz Soho; amongst many others.
She is a regular studio musician featuring on various wonderful albums including performing backup vocals on Sarah Jane Morris stunning and pivotal Album Bloody Rain‘ and she has recently been in the studio with the legendary Johny Brown, laying down some vocals for the rock legends that are Band Of Holy Joy.
Whether she is filling out the Purcell Room Auditorium of the Queen Elizabeth hall performing alongside Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Cabaret Futura‘s very own Richard Strange and the Doctors of Madness or holding a ‘Songs from a Room ‘event spellbound with her songwriting she is loving every minute of what she does, her heart and soul sparkles within her writing.
Her debut EP was released in the summer of 2016 titled ‘The Tide is Turning‘ and takes on a poignant political edge hugely inspired by such greats as Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, and Tracy Chapman While her vocal retains the gospel beauty of Mahalia Jackson and the original soul of Nina Simone.
Lilybud is a real London old-timer ready to be a part of bringing a voice and a love back into the city that raised her.
WHAT DID I DO WITH LILYBUD?
I’ve recorded percussion for Lily Bud on her debut EP ‘The Tide Is Turning’.
We recorded it a Bark Studios, Blackhorse Road with Brian O’Shaughnessy. We spent around half a day experimenting with different percussion and ideas for the tracks. Like shakers, tambourines, congas etc.
The studio was very homely and was full of history. Brian has worked with many artists including Primal Scream, The Band of Holy Joy, Denim, The Long Blondes, Birdie, Shampoo, ElectricShocks, and My Bloody Valentine to name only just a few of the many artists who have recorded there.
Since I first recorded with Lily Bid she has been going from strength to strength. Gaining invaluable experience on the road and gigs and festivals around the UK and Europe with artists such as The Doctors of Madness, Sarah Jane Morris and The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange.
We’ve also performed together at several venues around London such as The Royal Albert Hall and Portobello Live Festival in Nottinghill, London.