Sarah Blasko, Beachhouse, Cat Power
Lucy Peach - lead vocals, baritone uke, tenor guitar Tara John - backing vocals and keys John Brown - drums Rodney Aravena - bass Steve Hensby - lead guitar
“It’s hard not to get swept up in the romantic charm of ‘Be So Good’. I hang off every word of unwavering devotion Peach delivers. From the opening offering of this melodious gift, through to it’s final strum – the song rings joyous, enchanting, and real.” - Gemma Pike, Triple J
Celebrated as a “wonderfully engaging and tremendously gifted performer” (AU Review) with a “pitch-perfect voice” (The Music), Lucy Peach had an incredibly successful twelve months; releasing her first single since a long hiatus, touring internationally and playing a slew of Western Australian Festivals.
Released in the Spring of 2011, Peach’s debut EP Wax and Wane was welcomed with much acclaim and anticipation. Recorded by Malcom Clark (Sleepy Jackson) at Yo Yo Studios, the release saw the artist added to desirous Perth lineups including Beaufort Street Festival (2012) and Hidden Treasures (2013). A captured live performance of her song Golden Days from a Sofar Sounds event in 2013 has stacked up an impressive 50 000 views and adoring remarks through the global platform, confirming this local darling as a world class act to be reckoned with.
Soaring wherever the wind takes her, Peach has toured internationally to her Father’s homeground in New Zealand, as well as most recently supporting Mama Kin on the Irish leg of her most recent tour in August, 2015. Her songwriting and live presence has won the approval of fellow musicians and industry, supporting the eclectic likes of Tim Finn, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Abbe May, Tim Rogers and Dave Graney.
Recorded by Joel Quartermain at Wasteland Studios, the new single Be So Good saw Lucy Peach accompanied by Lee Jones (The Sun Orchestra, Ruby Boots, Eskimo Joe, Sleepy Jackson, Spencer Tracy) on pedal steel, piano and described as a talisman in the studio by Peach. The release boasts a music video to match, filmed by the inspiration behind the song itself, Richard Berney. The video was captured throughout a year of Lucy singing the song to him whenever they were together and the light was good, culminating in their travels through New Zealand where they shot one take in the picturesque landscape every day. A true sentiment to the honest and heartwarming songwriting she is known and loved for, Lucy Peach released the single in September 2015 to clamorous applause. The Music describing it as “a perfect summer's day tune” when premiering the music video that has accrued more than 60 000 views to date online.
Boasting a live act accompanied by John Brown (Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics), Tara John (Joni in the Moon), Rodney Aravena (End of Fashion, She Leaves the Mountain) and Steve Hensby (Tracksuit, Steve Hensby), Lucy Peach and her band played alongside the likes of Julia Holter, Father John Misty, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at Disconnect Festival 2015. They were also selected to play at the much coveted Sunday Music Sessions at Fremantle Arts Centre in January 2016, as well as RTRFM’s inaugural Harbour Sundays at The WA Maritime Museum that same month. Given the strength of Lucy Peach’s band and the opportunities recently given, there is an expectation of great things in store as Peach records her debut album this year.