Lucy Sessions is a Professional Singer, Recording Artist and Teacher.
I started singing when I was 17, having the opportunity to perform with Jim Rodford's Jazz band. Jim Rodford was the Bass player from the famous British band 'The Kinks'.
I earned that opportunity by winning a local talent contest and so began my musical journey.
After graduating from a BA Honours in Creative and performance studies at 21,
I left the UK for the Caribbean Islands of St Croix and St Thomas, to form part of the back up vocals for the Reggae band 'Culture Vibes'. It was here that I cut my teeth learning to work and perform in a band.
On return to the UK I formed and managed 'Calquahoun' a fusion and world music band, where I shared lead vocals. We played regularly on the South Coast of the UK and then stepped outer national to return to the US Virgin Isles and Antigua.
My next project was to sing and write in the Brighton band 'Jahmma' a five year project that saw regular performances across the UK, including supporting legendary artists 'The Wailers', 'Sly and Robbie' among others.
At this point in my story I was a regular feature singing free style on some of the UK dub sound systems, including Unity HIFI.
In 2009 I went on to be part of the Brighton project 'Satta', a live sound system combining turntables and live flute, sax, trumpet and myself on vocals. This led to a collaboration between myself and producer'Mute Speaker' and together, we wrote, recorded and produced an E.P. and album.
In 2012 I left the UK for what was to be a 6 month recording project in Mexico, as it goes sometimes in life, it turned out to be an epic adventure from which I have never returned.
I have now been living in Mexico for over 8 years, have recorded 3 albums, have established myself as recording artist and performer. I have developed my own solo project using a Loop pedal titled 'Luz y Lupita, and I founded 'Voice Medicine', a therapeutic process for facilitating transformation and expression through singing and voice work. I was also fortunate enough to train in 'Theta Healing' and study with other teachers of traditional medicine & 'Curanderismo' here in Mexico. This has led to a development of my sound healing and theta state work.
I am a qualified teacher of Creative Arts, holding a BA Honours and a Post -Graduate teaching qualification. I taught for over 10 years in the UK in a variety of settings, including secondary education, special needs groups and delivering music workshops to refugees and asylum seekers.
For the last 8 years I have worked independently, designing and facilitating group classes, workshops and one to one sessions. The extension of my work can be experienced in 3 day and week long retreats.
My journey has been anything but conventional and it has permitted me to learn many skills along the way. My variety of experience has informed the work I do and the music I write.
My latest project is a collaboration with UK producer 'Jackarack', a 5 track E.P.
Vocals written and recorded in Mexico, mixed and produced in the United Kingdom.
I am very proud of this latest project, written and recorded in collaboration with UK Producer Jackarack. I recorded most of the vocals in my cupboard and whilst pregnant ! (it was a big cupboard) and a creative endevour across the Atlantic Ocean, check it out ! #catinthecupboard #lucysessions #jackarack
LUZ Y LUPITA E.P.
Aliento de Jaguar
In 2013 Lucy completed her first solo album, 'Aliento de Jaguar' mixing traditional Latin American instruments and rhythms with vocal looping and was recorded in San cristobal de las casas, Mexico. findlucysessions.bandcamp.com/album/aliento-del-jaguar
Her last UK project 'Satta' saw a collaboration with Brighton based Irish producer 'Mute Speaker' and saw the release of their self titled album. Bringing a combination of hip hop beats, jazz licks, undulating bass lines and dub effects with live instrumentation and turntablism. In the same vein, Lucy has collaborated with Irish/Malaysian Dub duo 'Madu'.
Over the last ten years Lucy has sung with bands such as 'Jahmma' and supported acts such as the legendary artists 'The Wailers' 'Sly and Robbie', with ' Finley Quay' and 'Zion Train', hailing from Brighton, she has been a regular feature guesting with Unity Hi fi among other live sound systems. Soundsystem
Lucy Sessions has designed and facilitated many group and individual sessions, workshops and retreats across Europe, Mexico and Central America