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Lucy Shaw was a founder member of the contemporary music-theatre group The Gogmagogs, which created shows working with theatre director Lucy Bailey and various composers and script writers, including Django Bates and John Tavener. Lucy plays double bass with Chroma Ensemble, Tango Siempre and popular artists such as Katie Melua and Bat For Lashes.

She records in orchestral sessions and works as a freelance double bass player in London. She has played live with Jay Z, Corduroy and Nitin Sawhney and recent recordings include Independent Opera, The Streets, The Hours and Slovo. This year sees the completion of an album with Oi Va Voi, Travelling The Face Of The Globe and an album with The Rag And Bone Club, As It Happens.
Lucy is a member of the Wigmore Halls Creative Ensemble and is currently composing and playing with The Cookie Cartel, an improvisatory trio with Dave Randall and Frank Byng. She has been touring with the Hofesh Schecter contemporary dance company, playing and improvising in the live band, and has recently written string arrangements for the Noisettes new album. Pictured below with the Urban Soul Orchestra, Lucy is also a mentor at Trinity College of Music for the masters course.

with OI VA VOI 2009

Lucy has been working with Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers since 2004, recording CD 'Transatlantic Ping Pong' and touring the UK and US extensively. On the new album, 'Pandemonium Ensues', she also takes lead vocals on the track 'Product' and wrote the album's string arrangements.


Lucy has also worked with Continuum Ensemble, Tete A Tete, Jamie Callum, Ian Broudie, Ben Taylor, Pavarotti, Paul McCartney, Julian Lloyd Webber, Divine Comedy, Joby Talbot, Aled Jones, Karl Jenkins, Primal Scream, Beth Orten, Doves, Travis, Kasabian, Beyonce and others.

Read more about Lucy on Yamaha's 'In Session' website here.
List of recording credits here.