Bobbi Lu is the moniker of 27-year-old Lucy Ryan, who likes to crash the piano with deep bass synths and detuned autotune. Influences range from FKA Twigs to Grimes and Radiohead and Caroline Polachek.
Originally from Abingdon, Oxfordshire (where, as it happens, Radiohead formed back in 1985) in England, Ryan moved to Bruges a couple of years ago. She started writing and playing her own songs, an intriguing combination of piano, delightfully dark electronica and clever punchlines.
As Bobbi Lu, Ryan’s only done a handful of gigs so far, but she’s already made an impression with her powerful performance. Her third show ever was at the Sound Track contest for upcoming talents last December, where she came out a winner, following in the footsteps of, a.o., fellow label artist Meskerem Mees.
Keep an eye out for Bobbi Lu, she won’t be sitting around doing nothing in the months to come. She’s writing lots of new music and will be touring extensively, including support slots for Sylvie Kreusch and The Haunted Youth, both in Belgium and abroad.Read more