"Lucy’s whole oeuvre, by saying - Her voice … is a pleasant mix of wide-eyed charm and in-the-know playfulness, Like a piece of clove gum, she's got a good kick, and the flavor lingers pretty well afterwards."
- Jazz Weekly
“A steamy, string-kissed slice of retro British pop by a versatile singer/songwriter.”
- USA Today
“A sonic turnstile that flips through dreamy pop, jazz and bluesy bebop, [Lucy] lovingly revisits '60s Britpop, with a cool finger-snapping rhythm, stings of strings and percussive snaps, and a performance that fosters an image of the vocalist clinging to the mic stand with one hand, glass of champagne in the other and a faraway look in her eyes, toying sensuously with her audience. The album boasts staggering versatility. Lucy's a ball, equally appreciable for fans of melodic singalong baubles and highbrow aficionados of finely honed musical composition.”
“An effortlessly engaging, deeply expressive vocalist and an insightful, charismatic and disarmingly witty songwriter.”
- The Ventura County Star
“Lucy brings a sultry intensity and scorching sensuality to her bluesy jazz/pop performances – “a jaw-dropping listening experience.”
- Songwriter's Monthly
“Jump, jive and wail along with this swinging single-gal lament. You’ll feel the song’s retro tom-tom beat, but it’s Woodward’s brassy, ticklish vocals—and clever lyrics that rhyme `our registry’ with `couples therapy’—that’ll have you hitting Repeat.”
- Marie Claire
“…produced with an ear to re-creating the big ensemble pop of the '50s and '60s, fans of that old-school Brill Building sound should find Hooked! to be an appealing catch.”
- All Music
"Woodward ... was absolutely show-stopping behind the mic. Her vocal delivery was effortless.”
- Winnipeg's Uptown
"Woodward starts the show off with a “Hit it boys” that makes the venue feel like a New York underground speakeasy from the 1930s. As ceiling fans help reposition the beads of sweat from forehead to neck, Woodward’s sultry lyrics spill out into the crowd and cause simultaneous group vibing. She has the kind of voice that sounds good just breathing into a microphone. Her set builds up to “Hot and Bothered,” which she tells us actually came from a Yiddish lullaby her grandma used to sing to her. If only we all could be sung to sleep by such music."
- Campus Circle
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Born in London, Lucy spent her childhood in NYC and Holland. She is the daughter of two classical musicians - her father a conductor and composer, her mother an opera singer, musicologist and bellydancer – and grew up as she puts it, "always music-making and creating."
Fresh out of school, she was singing jazz on Bleecker Street for tips, singing in cover bands and writing songs before signing with Atlantic Records - a time period that saw her score a Top 40 hit with “Dumb Girls” and another Top 5 hit she wrote for Stacie Orrico called "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life", earning her 2 BMI Awards.
But Woodward had no desire to be a pop starlet: her follow-up, the jazzier Lucy Woodward is...Hot and Bothered was released in a unique indie arrangement with Barnes and Noble. This, in turn, was followed by Hooked!, an album of Brill Building meets swing-styled songs, released on Verve/Universal -- which was produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie).
Lucy was featured on Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner, Vol. 1 album and has been touring with them for many years. Snarky Puppy bandleader Michael League and keyboardist/arranger Henry Hey (David Bowie, Forq) co-produced her fourth solo album Til They Bang on The Door, which was released on GroundUP/Verve/Universal in 2016. In the summer/fall of 2017, she debuted her material with new arrangements from her albums à la Big Band style, performing at jazz festivals in Denmark and Holland. She will continue to tour this new body of work in Europe.
In addition to her solo career, Woodward has recorded or performed live with Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Nikka Costa, Carole King, Snarky Puppy and Joe Cocker. She has toured as a band member filling in for the lead singer of Pink Martini learning songs in Turkish, French Croatian, Japanese and Spanish with 6 days notice. Lucy’s dates with Pink Martini varied from Montreal Jazz Fest to singing with the San Francisco Symphony for several performances.
Her songs and vocals have been heard in movies including What a Girl Wants, The Blind Side, Music and Lyrics, New Year’s Eve, First Daughter and Ice Princess. She is currently touring her latest release Til They Bang on the Door in the US and Europe throughout 2017 / 2018.