Lucy Shropshire

Lucy Shropshire

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Music wIth a message. Embracing "All Sides of Love". Believing in "Miracles, Imagination & Me" and remembering the best times of our lives with "Lucy Sings the Music of Dionne Warwick". The message is to LIVE, LAUGH, DREAM & LOVE!!
Directed by Jim Semmelman
Music Director: David Shenton

Biography

Once in a great while, an entertainer comes along with such fine vocal abilities and stage presence, she literally brings the house to tears. Singer/songwriter/actor/producer Lucy Shropshire is that kind of performer. Like many fine singers, Lucy's musical roots were nurtured in church singing gospel. She also played piano and organ for her church choirs. After studying music and voice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel, Lucy performed in venues along the east coast forming numerous bands and musical organizations.

In 1981 Lucy moved to the west coast performing in major performance venues in Reno, Nevada and surrounding areas. Spreading her artistic wings, Lucy sang with a host of celebrities including jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, eventually winning the RENO AREA MUSIC AWARD in 1985 for "Best Jazz Vocalist".

It was 1986 while on the island of Bermuda that Lucy wrote, produced and recorded a stirring musical composition called "Come Together World". The song became the United Nations Song of Peace for 1986 winning first place in the UNITED NATIONS YEAR OF PEACE SONGWRITING CONTEST, beating out 40 other entries from 12 countries.

In 1988 Lucy moved back to the U.S. after an amazing stay on the island of Bermuda. This time she moved to Las Vegas where she performed in major showrooms including showrooms at "The Sands"and "The Stardust", where Lucy played the lead in "Enter The Night". She also played showrooms at The Golden Nugget and The MGM Grand. In 1996 thru 1998 Lucy performed nightly and was the vocal coach for the cast of 70 in "EFX" starring David Cassidy. Lucy was vocal coach for David Cassidy and his brother Patrick Cassidy during her stay at the MGM Grand.

In 1999 while at the Golden Nugget Lucy recorded a duet with Clint Holmes, taken from his off Broadway musical "Comfortable Shoes". Her work with Holmes was met with rave reviews as she performed nightly with the Holmes Show.

In 2001 Lucy performed with Mary Wilson of the original "Supremes" as the soubrette in the Grammy nominated Broadway musical "Sophisticated Ladies" featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra and continues to perform with Mary Wilson in her rock Shows, jazz Shows, symphony events and touring performances. Lucy moved to New York in 2004 where she worked with acclaimed director Kenny Leon in a reading of "Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope". In 2006 Garnered a principle role in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" as "Armelia" and performs 3 cabaret acts in the New York Metro area. Since 2007 performing in the New York cabaret circuit has proven to be a game-changer for this songtress' career earning acclaim and momentum in her quest to "touch a heart in a positive way". Her cabaret perfomances have been in New York at "Feinstein's at Leows Regency", "Don't Tell Mama", "Metropolitan Jazz Club" and "LaRavista".

Since 2009 and beyond, Lucy continues earn her "street creds" as a songwriter and a voice coach having one of her compositions published in the "Brilliant Star" children's magazine entitled "Youth Can Move the World" and in 2012 being added to the list of acclaimed vocal coaches for "the Broadway Theater Project" that is world renown for helping develop some of the worlds most notable talent.

Over the years, Lucy has been acknowledged as one of the most formidable artist of our time receiving accolades from columnist and published writers. In the words of Daryl H. Miller of the Los Angeles Times: Feb. 2, 2002, pg. F.5 "Lucy displays one of those rich, honeyed voices that comes from somewhere so deep inside that it seems to be rising from all the way down in her toes". Lucy's star continues to rise as seen in all of her abilities. With more than a three octave vocal range, Lucy's experience in production, writing and in performance, all come together to show the skill of a true perfectionist. Being compared to such great vocalists as Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, and yes Barbra Streisand, Lucy has her own unique style and presence. Offering something fresh, new and always exciting. Lucy Shropshire is a music lovers delight and an experience not to be missed.

Discography

"Til Then" 2016 M. Crutcher Studio Las Vegas, Nevada

"Stay With Me" 2016 M. Crutcher Studio Las Vegas, Nevada

"JazzyMe!" 2005 Sweetwater Sound Fort Wayne, Indiana

"This is Faith" 1997 Sunsong Studios Las Vegas, Nevada

Set List

Show Set Lists

ALL SIDES OF LOVE

1) I BELIEVE IN LOVE>
2) LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE OR YES
3) LISTEN TO MY HEART>
4) LOVE MEDLEY
6) I AM CHANGING or LISTEN from Dreamgirls the movie
7) WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW>
9) UNTIL NOW>
10) TIMES LIKE THIS>
11) ANYTIME>
12) HOUSE IS NOT A HOME/50 PERCENT MEDLEY>
13) I HAD A BALL>

MIRACLES IMAGINATION & ME

1) ARE YOU READY FOR A MIRACLE
2) IMAGINATION MEDLEY - LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
3) ONLY ONE LIFE
4) THIS IS IT
5) IMAGINE
6) IF I COULD'VE BEEN
7) ORDINARY MIRACLES
8) BELIEVE MEDLEY
9) APRIL FOOLS
10) ONCE UPON A TIME
11) SLIENT VOICES
12) WE LIVE ON BORROWED TIME
13) THERE ARE MIRACLES (ORIGINAL)

LUCY sings DIONNE

1) PROMISES, PROMISES
2) MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF
3) DIONNE MEGA MEDLEY
4) THE LOOK OF LOVE
5) A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
6) RAINDROPS
7) ALFIE
8) THEME FROM VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
9) SILENT VOICES
10) APRIL FOOLS
11) DEJA VU
12) YOU'LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN
13) I