'I love what I do': Lucy Spraggan ahead of Dublin show

'Today Was A Good Day' is a standout album for Lucy Spraggan, showing her style at its best.

Lucy Spraggan laughing during a performance while playing guitar.

Lucy Spraggan, singer, songwriter and previous GCN cover star, is bringing her stellar Today Was A Good Day tour to the Button Factory on the 11th November. Drawing from her everyday life, her new album is an invigorating mix of love and personal triumph. 

Over the past year, Spraggan has been touring for her latest album. Debuting the tour in May, she has brought it back as an acoustic set for the autumn leg. Speaking about her career, she said, “I love what I do and I feel very honoured to do it. To continue doing this is an absolute pleasure.”

Since the launch, people have been falling head over heels for Spraggan’s new album. Celebmix praised her new songs as, “A glorious 14 track reminder of just how talented a lyricist Spraggan is [….] Artists like Lucy Spraggan don’t come around often.”

Originally planned for the Grand Social, the show was quickly upgraded to the Button Factory due to such large demand. Spraggan said, “I love playing in Ireland, like the audience are always so fun. I just can’t wait to be back. I haven’t been over as much as I would like to be so it will be really fun to be there. I just love the people.”

Teasing what can be expected from her show in Ireland, Spraggan said there will “be a lot of audience participation. Getting people to sing along and make sure people leave feeling happy and refreshed.”

Spraggan has worked alongside numerous stars, such as Melissa Etheridge and Scouting For Girls. For her upcoming show, she will be performing with the phenomenal Katie Kittermaster as a special guest. Having the chance to work with such immense talent, the singer said, “It’s amazing. You obviously learn a lot from the people who have been in the industry a long time. It’s really good to learn from those guys.”

Stick the Kettle On was a collaboration between Spraggan and Scouting for Girls in association with Campaign Against Living Miserably charity (CALM). She describes the importance of promoting positive mental health through her music, “In 2019, we are living in a sort of strange world and there is a lot of expectations, especially for men and it’s important to represent people of all ages struggling with their mental health, so CALM is a great charity to work with.”

The beautiful cover of Today Was A Good Day features Spraggan with her wife and their pet dog. It is a reflection of what the album stands for, “of how I felt over the past few months” and drawing inspiration “from everywhere really,” she said. 

Despite Spraggan’s passion for performing, balancing married life and touring can be difficult. As she said, “It’s pretty tough. ‘Cause obviously, I’m away so much. I just finished 11 months of pretty much solid touring. Yeah it’s pretty tough but you just get on with it.”

To anyone aspiring to be a singer or performer, Lucy Spraggan offered the following advice, “I just think persistence is key and stick at it. And if you have a style, stick with that style. Learn from playing live shows.”

Tickets are still available for the show and can be found by clicking on this link

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