Lu Cozma

She’s one of Britain’s best kept secrets but not for much longer.
English female singer, songwriter, Lu Cozma has created a musical merging of mainstream excellence yet effortlessly retaining her signature sound that is at once recognizable as her own.

The late great Martin Rushent, (producer of the Human League, The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, as well as Lu’s debut album RED) described Lu’s vocals simply; “Sometimes, in the unexpected places, a voice blows your head off.” It’s not surprising how this lady with ‘Galadriel looks, a captivating stage presence and a voice that can break your heart or have it beating like a battle drum’, made an impression both in the UK and overseas.
Lu fronts a musical partnership with her collaborator and fellow musician, producer Steve Askew, (guitarist with global conquers Kajagoogoo, one of the few British bands who ‘cracked the American charts). Cozma & Askew’s musical union brings dark tones; electronic beats, radio penetrating melodic structures, interweaving acoustic and electric guitars and taking on a sonic and lyrical journey with every beat.
The duo first came to prominence with the powerful and dramatic album RED, penned by Cozma and Askew and produced by the legendary Martin Rushent. The album was performed in the UK and in several European countries. The culmination of which was a ground breaking headline concert in Asti, Italy in 2010.

In March 2013 Lu Cozma and Steve Askew released a brand new 4 track EP 'Lockdown' which is a prelude to the release of the as yet untitled dynamic new album, featuring 10 brand new tracks.

2013 sees the duo supporting The John Young Band and a major tour of the UK supporting former Marillion frontman 'Fish'. All this alongside multi artist gigs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

‘The good stuff, where music is made from, has not been instantaneous with the new album. Life for me really does move in wave after mega wave.’ Explains Lu. ‘There comes a time when I take a glance behind and see where I’ve been and come from. Then I look at myself for who I am in the here and now. I breathe it all in; all the joy, tumult, laughter, calamity and adventure and then simply spit it out or sigh it out depending on the mood. That’s as simple as it gets really. The music speaks for itself. It has no secret agenda. The only thing it’s born from is a desire to be true to itself. Steve Askew and I meet at that same point of purpose. Pedestrian isn’t something of interest to us’.

There it’s all laid – straightforward in its recipe for the inimitable music unification of Lu Cozma and Steve Askew.
Looking for the ordinary? Better look elsewhere …

Lu Cozma is currently booking gigs and festival dates for 2016. The line up consists of Lu Cozma on Vocals and guitars and Steve Askew on guitars and live sequencing.
The duo can performs totally acoustic sets.

Country:United Kingdom
Back to the list of teachers