Lucy Spraggan

Event Date: Fri 12 May 2023

Lucy Spraggan is the rarest of things – a genuine singer-songwriter who emerged from the TV talent show scene. Making her name on The X Factor in 2012, she auditioned with a composition of her own, Last Night. Although Spraggan was a favourite to win the reality competition, she had to withdraw due to illness – but was immediately signed to Columbia Records.

Spraggan had actually released her debut record, Top Room At The Zoo, in 2011 before appearing on The X Factor the following year. Her first record for Columbia, Join The Club, came out in 2013 and reached No.7 on the UK albums chart, with lead single Lighthouse hitting No.26 on the singles chart. 

Although her career was soaring, Spraggan found herself dealing with anxiety and depression, and even contemplated suicide in 2014. Ever since she's been open about these struggles and become an advocate for mental health issues, working with organisations like CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably).

In 2015, Spraggan released her third album We Are, with her fourth album I Hope You Don’t Mind arriving in early 2017. She hit the road with her Dear You tour that spring and played Isle Of Wight, Glastonbury and Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival in summer, while a huge 31-date UK acoustic tour followed in autumn that year.

Spraggan signed to Cooking Vinyl Records & Publishing in 2018 and released her fifth album Today Was a Good Day in May 2019. In early 2020 she unveiled the track All The Things She Said in advance of her sixth album Choices, due on 16 October 2020.


  • Venue: O2 Academy
  • 570 Christchurch Road
  • Bournemouth
  • Dorset
  • BH1 4BH

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