Rising folk star at the Grand Pavilion

Matlock Bath’s newly reopened Grand Pavilion plays host to The Lucy Ward Band on Friday, April 25.

Before making the booking, Lucy Ward was given a tour of the Grand Pavilion.

“When I entered the main hall, I was immediately struck by the scale and grandeur of the building,”, said Lucy, “Yes, it was at an early stage of renovation and I knew it wouldn’t be anywhere near perfect in time for the tour, but I just knew I wanted to play there. I mean: Cream and Deep Purple have stood on that stage”, said Lucy with her trademark sense of fun. “I could pretend to be Eric Clapton for a night!”

Grand Pavilion events director, Andie Brazewell, said: “A fair percentage of the proceeds will go towards completing the renovation work. Lucy is a breathtaking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences.”

For tickets availability, contact The Mining Museum at Matlock Bath, The Matlock Music Shop and online at WeGotTickets.com.

After winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy’s career has gone from strength to strength, establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene.

Her elevation to the top of the folk ladder was acknowledged with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2014.

Her second album Single Flame was released on Navigator Records on Monday 19th August 2013 to widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, “mature and unflinching” and the Guardian, awarding it four stars, said the album was “Impressive and original”.