Songbird Live are a musical duo, consisting of female vocals, violin and guitar. Friends and Colleagues, Lucy and Steve set out to recreate the beautiful song interpretations of the late singer, Eva Cassidy. She had a very special way of taking a well known song and reinventing it. Sadly Eva died in 1996 from melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Her music was little-known during her 33 years of life, but today her soul-stirring voice is reaching people all over the world.
Lucy started off learning classical violin and singing from an early age. She also taught herself piano and guitar along the way and played fiddle in her mum's folk band. Lucy then went on to study violin and voice at University. Since graduating Lucy has performed all around the UK and abroad and has collaborated with bands such as The Doppler Shift, Perico, Monkey Puzzle, Babalas, as well as playing violin and singing for labels and songwriters and has many studio recording sessions under her belt.
As well as Songbird Live, Lucy enjoys playing with the Woodsiders Ceildh Band, The Lucy Martin Jazz Duo/Trio and her funk/soul covers band.
Some of Lucy's highlights include performing at the Rosebowl Stadium, headlining Bournemouth Air Festival, playing at other festivals around the country, and being flown out to Africa to sing and play violin.
Stephen played mostly classical guitar in his youth in a roundabout way and ended up studying guitar
performance and composition as a Post-Graduate at Trinity College of Music in London.
Stephen has given recitals in Europe and USA as well as throughout the UK. Collaborations have included work with Ravi Shankar on transcribing the Indian legend’s sitar concerto, many different chamber music projects, music for dance and for theatre, and educational development.
Stephen has also performed with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s 7th Symphony (and the Bond theme!) and Kokoro, the Contemporary Music Ensemble of the BSO.
Even before taking formal classical guitar studies Stephen was playing in folk bands around Dorset and Hampshire and continued to work regularly in this field, accompanying singers and other instrumentalists.