Anarchy In a Dress...

Lucy Dixon has a habit of reinventing herself. Never content with the safe option, she has continually carved an eclectic career in theatre, music, performance art and dance. From her early days as a showgirl at the Lido de Paris, via the world of musical theatre in London's West End (Cats, Follies, Cabaret etc), to extensive periods touring the world with Stomp, she has gradually found her place as a solo artist living in Paris, at times writing and composing her own material, 'Me Is You Now' - Cristal Records or collaborating with other musicians such as Professeur Inlassable, 'One Too' - Plus Loin Records and now her latest project aptly titled 'Lulu's Back In Town', which is a return to interpreting classic songs.

'Lulu's Back In Town' pays homage to some of the people who have inspired her greatly, from Fats Waller to Fred Astaire. She feels a strong artistic affinity with the era of the 1930's/40's, when songs were part of a dramatic story and everything was oozing with style and class. The Great American Songbook...

"They really knew how to write a song back then..." Lucy muses, "Above all, it's a certain theatricality that interests me. Find the emotional content and the character within the song and it becomes timeless in a way that anyone can relate to. Anyway, life is theatre. We are all playing some kind of role at any given time..."

"To be able to combine the music with dance is a powerful and addictive feeling for me. Tap dance is so immediate. People love it! It has echoes of keeping warm on street corners in Harlem, or gliding effortlessly across marble floors. The element of tap dance enables me to really exchange ideas and communicate with the other musicians in the band, instead of just being the immobile singer in front who has to wait until the solos are over!
This album is a testament to the golden era of swing with a modern twist.