📸Abbie Wilmot

What is your name? 
My name is Lucy Bell.

What is your genre of music?
Alternative pop/folk

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a singer/songwriter with folk inspired vocals merged with alternative pop music. 
I’ve played to an array of festivals in Northern Ireland including an audience of 10,000 at Dalriada Festival. I’ve been incredibly lucky to feature on TV and Radio such as BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, Cool FM, BBC Arts Show, Radio Ulster, Downtown and UTV as well as featuring in the Hot Press Magazine as a ‘Rising artist you should watch for.’

What made you go into music?
I’ve always loved music, as most people do, but was inspired to start properly making and writing my own when my eldest brother bought an acoustic guitar. I was completely enamoured and used to secretly play it when he wasn’t home. Eventually he caught me one day and taught me a couple of chords. I’ve kept going since then.

Who are your influences?
Orla Gartland, Phoebe Bridger, Faye Webster, Flyte, Holly Humberstone

Are you a signed?
I’m a completely independent artist – so am not signed!

You released your new single ‘Quiet’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song. 
Quiet is the song that means the most to me out of everything I’ve written, the one I’m proudest of. Following themes of love, naivety, self and regret it closes the door on accepting the past in order to move on. It was written around three or four years ago and took me a long time to feel comfortable releasing into the world. It means so much that people seem to like it so far!

Describe the track in two words.
Romantic and wistful.

What was the writing and recording process like?
This song took three months for me to write! However, it wasn’t continuous. I never took it for a song I would put anywhere – just more of a personal song but I kept coming back to it. While recording my last single ‘Fire and Smoke’ I spoke with the producer of the single about wanting ‘Quiet’ to come next.  We spent a week in the studio recording this and some other tracks, constantly going back to ‘Quiet’ when we were at a loss with the others. Despite being a very intense week of recording it was incredibly fun and I am so happy with the resultant track.

Who did you work with on the single?
I worked with some very lovely people on this! The track was produced by Owen McGarry who has produced most of my music to date. James Smithells played some lovely nylon string and slide guitar on the track. We also had Ellie Consta recorded some stunning ghostly strings which added an eerie nature to the otherwise lullaby like track. ‘Quiet’ was then mixed by the wonderful Danny Ball and mastered by Pete Maher.

Will we see a music video for ‘Quiet’, and if so, what can we expect from the creative process? 
There is a little something in the works but nothing overt to give away yet!

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from the creative process. 
My debut EP, ‘Emotion Pending’, delves into the melancholic process of heartbreak and mirrors the resultant five stages of grief. Beginning with cracks caused by deceit, the confusion of miscommunication, and naturally anger. Thus begins the descent into the regret of mistreatment and acceptance of hurt when you’re left with only your memories.

Describe each song in two words.
Love Me The Most – Catchy and Vengeful.
Fire and Smoke – Funky and dramatic
I Wish We Never Met – tensional and peaceful.
Process – calm chaos

Do you have any live shows coming up? 
I am playing the Maritime Mile Belfast on the 6th of August, my EP Launch in the Union Bar in Belfast on the 11thof August and the Spice of Life, in Soho, London on the 16th of September.

Let us know where we can get tickets if so.
All tickets can be found on my social medias or on

What else can we expect in late 2023?
Hopefully a lot more live show! Otherwise, I’m writing and polishing up some things I’ve written already this year.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
If I’m lucky enough to still be doing music alongside people, I admire I’ll be over the moon.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Always try to remember people’s names.
Which I am awful at but try my best to do.

When you are at a gig, what are the 5 things you cannot forget?
I’m incredibly forgetful so I always try and bring extra essentials to gigs now. I once left the house without my guitar so can’t be too cautious!
I’ll bring jack leads, multiple set lists, water, guitar strap and business cards. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes! I’m on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok – all under @LucyBellMusic 

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