Lucy Kelly - Angel
Wales is renowned for its eisteddfodic tradition, which gives young singers and performers an early opportunity to develop their talents. This without doubt is one reason why Wales punches above its weight in the singing world. Lucy Kelly is the latest young star to emerge from this tradition, having hit the headlines with her notable hat-trick at the 2008 Cardiff National Eisteddfod.
Her eisteddfodic successes led to frequent concerts, and it soon became apparent that Lucy not only had a brilliant voice, but a natural stage presence and engaging personality to go with it. Her first album – ‘The Voice from Paradise’ ( the title refers to the Welsh name of her home village “Paradwys”) – followed, and a string of appearances at famous venues and events: Voice for Wales, the Ryder Cup, The Albert Hall, Cruise Ship concerts, and she shared the concert stage with a host of established singers including Rhys Meirion, Elin Fflur, Dafydd Iwan, Gwawr Edwards, the Three Tenors, Trebor Edwards, Shân Cothi and Aled Wyn Davies.
This, her second album, is proof of her growing maturity as a singer: her innate musicality and natural serenity remains, but is now allied to a confidence that comes with experience. The result is an album of remarkable quality and mature assurance from a singer who is still only 13 years old, and the success story of Lucy Kelly is certain to continue.And one important reason for this is that Lucy, thanks to the guiding hand of her parents, and despite achieving success and media attention at such a young age, remains a young woman with both feet firmly on the ground. And the road to Paradise is still home.