Former X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan will stop off in Stornoway as part of the singer-songwriter's Scottish tour this autumn.
Lucy appeared on the X Factor in 2012, and since then her audition video has been viewed 35million times on YouTube.
She was also the most Googled musician of 2012, after she came off the show and immediately signed to Columbia Records.
Now Beyond Presents promoters are delighted to announce dates for her Scottish tour, including an appearance at the Woodlands Centre, Stornoway, on Friday, September 30th and the Loopallu Festival in Ullapool on Saturday, October 1st, as tickets went on sale yesterday.
Lucy's music-writing career began with Don Maclean and Kirsty McColl as her major influences, embellished with the folk riffs of Peter, Paul and Mary, and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R and B.
A period spend living and playing in New Orleans, sucking in the sounds and sights of that incredible history of music, has brought the English musician to her current style.
And her name is now synonymous with the cross-border sound she calls AFLOP – the melodic middle ground where pop and acoustic folk meet, the toe-tapping interpretations of classic sounds and the harmony-heavy ballads that she pulls from modern rhythm and blues, turning the rattle of rap into sing-along folk-style numbers that are hard to forget.
It's a sound that has proved popular as Lucy's debut album 'Join the Club' was a top-ten success and she has enjoyed sell-out tours ever since.
Her latest record 'We Are' was released on her own label, CTRL Records, after Lucy opted to take the independent route the second time around. The album just missed out on a top twenty position, but has been highly acclaimed as one of the best singer-songwriter albums of last year.
Lucy has made appearances in some of the most prestigious music venues the UK has to offer, including the O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall and Manchester Arena, and has also packed out tents at some of the UK's top festivals, including T in the Park and V Fest.
The intrigue into Lucy Spraggan has remains as high as ever and February this year saw her embark on a solo acoustic tour and also the release of her latest EP 'Home', so fans can expect some exciting new music alongside all the favourites that have filled her previous two albums.
Lucy's Scottish tour dates also include stops in The Tollbooth, Stirling (Sept. 27th); Birnam Arts in Dunkeld (Sept. 28th); Aros in Portree (Sept. 29th); The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin (Oct. 3rd); Woodend Barn in Banchorty (Oct. 4th); The Deeside Inn in Ballater (Oct. 5th); and Beat Generator, Dundee (Oct. 6th).