Taxi Waiting is the first release by 23-year-old Jazz singer Lucy Ellen Crunkhorn from Boston England.Lucy studied Music and Performing Arts from the age of 12.She has performed in venues throughout the UK, Europe and the Mediterranean and at 23 is already a seasoned jazz professional. Lucy was a finalist in the Sarah Vaughn Jazz competition in 2019.Lucy has also performed as a member of the ‘National Youth Music Theatre’, at the Hackney Empire and the Adelphi Theatre London in the Musical ‘Brass’. Andrew Lloyd Webber has described it as ‘The best youth theatre in the world’
In “Taxi Waiting” , Lucy reveals her warm rich tone to her voice and an exceptional vocal range her stage presence and charisma leaves audiences mesmerised. Backed by her band Jazz 55 working with seasoned musicians including percussionist Preston Heyman and saxophonist Chris White it seems like this is a perfect start for things to come for this young lady.
Her smash single Taxi Waiting is a war cry from an upcoming star who is on the verge of blasting through a brick wall with all of the immense power she’s wielding with that microphone in her hands, and in Taxi Waiting, we’re forced to come along for the ride in what is my personal choice for breakout single of the year.
Lucy Ellen Crunkhorn is a name that you should get used to hearing if you’re keen on the Top 40, because the potential content that she’s clearly teasing us with in this latest effort is too exciting to look away from.
Her swaggering verse against band that tower over us like giants are hard to keep up with if you don’t have the constitution of a hardcore music fan, but if you’re someone who appreciates the indulgence of real music, then this is right up your alley.
Artists like Lucy Ellen Crunkhorn are the reason that music never gets stale and constantly changes with the times that we live in.
I cannot wait to hear what she has in store for us next, and with the year far from being over, I hope she shares at least a couple of more cuts from her forthcoming full length album that I can only imagine is already in the works as I write this article.
Taxi Waiting is already ingraining itself into the record books for 2020, and if you haven’t already heard what Lucy Ellen Crunkhorn is capable of doing when she gets to work in the studio, stay tuned, because my gut tells me that there’s plenty more hits where this came from to come.
With all this in mind, we decided to catch up with the lady her self for an exclusive interview with Camden Monthly..
What inspired you to get into music?
From The age of about 12 I loved listening to the music that my parents played at home Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, and more recently Lady GAGA’s Bang Bang. My mother was a singer as well so grew up with music in the family.
How would you describe your music?
The new album that we are working on is a mix of cool laid-back jazz but there will also be some big band power jazz tracks as well. My personal favourites are Jazz/Swing/Big Band and Soul.
What would you say is your recording and song writing style?
Recording is very laid back, relaxed, jamming over ideas,
Song writing style could be anything from a subject that is of interest to me, a personal experience or someone else’s experience that I can relate to or just a simple groove, inspiration is all around. But everyone gets really focused on the track/tracks that we happen to be working on. Jazz 55 are amazing musicians and a lot of fun to be around.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
I hope that people will like my music and want to come and see me and the band perform. I would love to play with a big band to travel and perform all over the world also to perform in Las Vegas in a big jazz show
Where can music fans listen your music?
Click here for Spotify
Music is also available on Apple music, Deezer, Tidal and Youtube
Taxi Waiting is released by Yellow Rhinestone records via Sony Orchard 2020