BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

28 October 2014

BBC Homepage
»BBC Local
Things to do
People & Places
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Leicester


Related BBC Sites


Contact Us


Lucie Silvas
Lucie opens up...

Lucie loves Leicester!

Musician Lucie Silvas broke through with her debut album 'Breathe In' and, being a local resident, she answers questions on music, love and life in Leicester!

Q:  How did you feel about releasing your first album ‘Breathe In’?

A:  I felt incredible. The music business is a really difficult one and once in a blue moon you are lucky enough to be one of those people who get that opportunity. Having the album out there and walking up to the shop and seeing it on the shelves is absolutely overwhelming. Sometimes it still does not sink in when I think I have released an album. It’s just an amazing feeling.

Q:  Not many people will know you have written hit songs for people including Rachel Stevens, Gareth Gates and Liberty X?

A:  I wrote two songs for Rachel’s first album called ‘Silk’ and ‘I Got The Money’ and on Gareth’s album I did a song called ‘It Ain't Obvious. These were things that happened very accidentally. I had been working in studios with other writers, producers and track writers and it was something I was doing for fun. It’s just one of these things that when you are writing with people, things just come along by chance.

Q:  You had a long journey before you got signed?

A:  I feel very luck to have all the different experiences I have had. We were touring all around the UK when I was 17. We played all kinds of venues from pubs to really classic theatres. That taught me that live touring is the most important part of being a singer. I then went on to sign my own record deal which was unsuccessful, tour with Macy Gray, Will Young and Jamie Cullum. It’s all been an amazing experience. I got to meet and work with so many people which is so valuable to keep going in this business.

Q:  What was it like supporting Jamie Cullum?

A:  It was amazing. I was a fan of Jamie’s before I even met him. I heard his music and thought it was really special. He is really rare I think. He is so talented and a really nice guy. When I found out that I was going to be on the tour I was beside myself. You can learn a lot from someone like that. It just taught me so much about where I want to go and how much I want to develop.

Q:  You have settled in Leicester, what do you think of the city?

A:  I have lived in Leicester for a year-and-a-half now. It feels like home now. It’s very tough at the moment as I am not there very much! It’s peaceful to come home to – apart from where I live in town which is very noisy! But it is great to come home to.

Q:  How do you cope with the attention on your relationship with Geordan Murphy?

A:  I don’t think we really pay attention to any of that because it does not feel like there is any pressure. When we are asked, we talk about each other, but otherwise we really don’t that much. I have read a couple of articles where it has mentioned his name when I have not even mentioned it so they have put it in anyway. We don’t mind talking about it- it’s nothing we want to hide but it’s also nothing that we push either because both our careers are irrelevant to our relationship.

Q:  You have just finished a UK tour, how did that go?

A:  It was just fantastic. I had been waiting for it for so long and it did not sink in until after I had finished. I was on stage seeing the people who had bought my record for the first time and seeing their faces and the different ages. Performing my own songs and having people know my songs was an unbelievable feeling. It was only five dates and I am looking forward to doing more dates - I would love to do a date in Leicester.

Q:  Number one single or Leicester Tigers for the Zurich Premiership?

A:  (Lucie laughs) From a completely unselfish point of view, Leicester Tigers to win the Zurich Premiership!

last updated: 09/06/05
Go to the top of the page

Irene Rae


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy