She’s one of Britain’s best kept secrets but not for much longer.
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.
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.
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.