Lucy Woodward

Lucy Woodward

Born in London and raised in both New York City and The Netherlands, LUCY WOODWARD was raised by an opera singer/musicologist/belly dancer mom and a conductor/ composer dad on a steady musical diet of Chopin, middle-eastern music, and Michael Jackson.

Those early influences helped her learn about the power of melody and story within song craft, which fresh out of school lead her to sing jazz standards in coffee shops for tips in NYC’s west village, club gigs with her own NYC band, and loads of studio sessions. Lucy first found international Top 40 success in the early 2000s, scoring 2 BMI Music Awards before the end of 2004. She followed up the success of her Atlantic Records debut with a series of critically acclaimed releases on Barnes & Noble, Verve, and GroundUP/ Universal labels.

Solo career success aside, Lucy has been a featured artist touring with Pink Martini (requiring her to learn to sing in Croatian, Turkish, and Japanese on a few days’ notice), Rod Stewart (leading her to perform in dozens of countries) and Grammy-award winning band Snarky Puppy (over 10 years of collaborations, including a performance at Royal Albert Hall and their highly-viewed song “Too Hot To Last”).

More recently, Lucy recorded two albums with Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter, which had them touring constantly from 2018-2020 in North America and Europe. Woodward’s recording credits also include background vocalist and/or arranger with the likes of Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, and Chaka Khan as well as appearing on several movie soundtracks including The Blindside, Last Vegas, What a Girl Wants and Ice Princess with her version of the Bjork classic “It’s Oh So Quiet”.

She has guested with Big Bands in both Europe and the US such as WDR Big Band and Frankfurt Radio Big Band and gives vocal and songwriting workshops to students and young professionals everywhere. Lucy continues to tour Europe and be releasing her fifth studio solo album co-produced by Grammy-winning producer David Garza and featuring bass extraordinaire Tim Lefevre, later this year.


“Til They Bang On The Door, it’s brilliant. Well done, miss you in the band. Sir Rod xxx” SIR ROD STEWART (Twitter)

“What a voice…” RUSSELL CROWE (Twitter)

“…wholly fearless.” DAILY MAIL UK

“Lucy is a deep, soulful vocalist who is as versatile and virtuosic as she is passionate.”  MICHAEL LEAGUE (Snarky Puppy bandleader)

“Woodward owns them all with her soul-drenched voice, a slow burn that occasionally erupts into a Mavis Staples-style inferno.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ



Contact Info

Management/Label Inquiries | Jamie Margulies 
Discography | Lucy Woodward on allmusic.com