Lucy Cait, 21, a talented musician from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been given a ‘head-start’ into the music industry.
The second year student, studying Popular Music was chosen for the Ed Renshaw Music award, along with a 23-year old drummer, David Dyson, from Greenwich.
Offered for the first time this year, The Albany, a Deptford-based theatre, joined with Peter Conway Music Management, to provide a space to perform as well as professional mentoring for upcoming musicians.
With a reward prize of £1,500, the program was set up in memory of a Greenwich guitarist, Mr Renshaw, who passed away three years ago.
Londoner Lucy says: “I first saw the award program advertised on Facebook and someone who worked at the Albany had suggested that I give it a go.
“When I had received the call I was completely overwhelmed. Winning the award was the most amazing feeling, especially when you don’t really get given things like this very often.”
Lucy who lives in Peckham says: “I am constantly surrounded by creative people, especially at Goldsmiths and in my house. I live with designers, so if I need any type of inspiration, I turn to them for creative ideas.
“Goldsmiths has definitely inspired me. I was always quite focused with the style of my own music, but since coming here, I have learnt that you don’t just need a guitar to play, there are other options, the creativity is insane!”
The winners were chosen out of 60 young musicians living in South East London. Both will perform at a charity event dubbed ‘An Evening for Ed’ which will be held at the Albany on 25 October.
Lucy adds: “I haven’t met David, as we only found out last week that we had won, but we are planning on collaborating this Saturday.I still can’t get my head around it all, but I am very excited for what is next to come.”