Pop-noir singer-songwriter and harpist Lucinda Belle has strutted through the traditional notions of the harp as a classical instrument. She melds the elegance of white-gloved classic Hollywood with smart hooks and playful pan-genre appropriation. Lucinda’s music is a portal into a seductive and anachronistic world where jazz, soul, gypsy jazz, blues, and reggae meld together creating her unique eclectic sound.
Her latest work, Urban Lullabies, is a compilation of covers that create a provocative world where classical and rock collide. The album features re-imaginings of music by Nirvana, T.I., John Mayer, and Paolo Nutini.
Lucinda has worked with a myriad of iconic musicians throughout her career, in the studio and on the concert stage, including: Annie Lennox; The Pet Shop Boys; Robbie Williams; Jarvis Cocker; Richard Ashcroft; Lisa Stansfield; Natalie Cole; Rufus Wainwright; Yes; Seal; Grace Jones and Jamiroquai (a track later sampled by Missy Elliott). Other collaborations with producers include Raphael Saadiq, Mark Batson (Beyonce) and The Bullits featuring Jay Electronica, Jay Z and Charlotte Gainsbourg. In 2015 she received an Oscar nomination for her song “Going Nowhere” in the film For No Good Reason (Johnny Depp). She also landed a role performing as Dixie Darling with Punch Drunk Theatre Company in their immersion play The Drowned Man, as well as making appearances in their New York play Sleep No More.
She enjoys poker and backgammon, loves dancing the traditional Brazilian Forro, and is fast become a shipwright and first mate aboard the 90ft classic yacht Wanda.