About Lucy Spraggan


Lucy Spraggan is an English musician, signed to Cooking Vinyl Records.


She auditioned for The X Factor in 2012, performing her own composition, "Last Night". On 3 November 2012, it was announced she would be quitting her run on The X Factor due to illness, so she subsequently finished in ninth place, and second in her category. Following the show Spraggan was signed to Columbia Records. She was the first contestant in the show's history to score a Top 40 single and album before the live shows even aired with her independently released album Top Room At The Zoo. Her debut major label album, Join The Club, was released on 7 October 2013, reaching number 7 in the UK charts.


Her third album, We Are, was released on 4 May 2015. It was preceded by lead single "Unsinkable", released 13 April 2015.


In July 2016 Spraggan released "Dear You", the first single from her fourth album I Hope You Don't Mind Me Writing. The video starred This Is England actor Thomas Turgoose.


In July 2011, Spraggan was announced as the runner up of the Urban, Pop & Acoustic Category of Live and Unsigned, placing third place overall in the competition. Spraggan's prizes awarded by Live and Unsigned for her progress in the competition consisted of a festival slot at Osfest, and a slot at Australia's 'Go Connect' Festival. When the festival was later cancelled, Live and Unsigned provided Spraggan with a series of replacement prizes, including: a string of guest act spots at Live and Unsigned and Open Mic UK shows across the country, a new website, and a music video shoot for her single Last Night, which received over 455,000 views.


On 20 October 2011 Spraggan independently released her album Top Room at the Zoo. In an interview she said that the majority of her album's lyrics were inspired by a short-lived romance with an older woman of 27 that occurred when Spraggan visited America at the age of 18.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lucy Spraggan", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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