IWD: Lydia Prettyman – DOWNSTAIRS 18+

  • Date: Thu 7th March 2024
  • Doors Open: 6:00 pm
  • Supported By: Mollie Ralph + Lara Elise Grant
  • On Sale: Pay on Door

This show is in our downstairs bar. 18+ / Free Entry

Lydia Prettyman is a storyteller, empathiser, and a hopeless romantic; three qualities which are evident in her songwriting. Having grown up in a musical household where either a musical instrument or a record was being played at any time, Lydia has immersed herself in musical opportunities from a young age. She began learning to play piano at age 6, started teaching herself guitar aged 13, and was always singing in school choirs and drama shows.

At age 18 after starting university and feeling overwhelmed with homesickness and loneliness, she channelled her emotions into songwriting. Since then, Lydia has used songwriting as an escape from real life, and feels as though writing about her own experiences helps her to understand herself. Lydia’s debut single ‘Picture Frames’ draws on the nostalgia one experiences after heartbreak. A track influenced by soul, jazz, and the concept of lyrics establishing themselves as poetry, ‘Picture Frames’ delves into Lydia’s own emotions that she’s felt during heartbreak. Her aim as an artist is to vocalise the emotions and experiences that most people have during their lives, allowing the listener to truly relate to the words and instrumental. She wants her listeners to feel the same way that her favourite artists (Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder) have made her feel – connected.

With more singles due to be released this year, Lydia Prettyman is definitely one to watch.

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