A YOUNG musician from Maghull has released her first album after getting creative over lockdown!
Lucy McKenzie, 14, used her enforced time at home to write and record a solo album, which was released on Friday, September 25 under the artist name Lucy Ellen on various music platforms.
Lucy not only wrote her own material, but also sang, performed each instrument, apart from the drums which she added herself digitally, and then produced it all by using specialist software.
The Deyes High School pupil started her musical career at the young age of nine in primary school when she was given a guitar taster lesson.
From this point on she flourished and would play any instrument, with her main passion being either guitar, bass or piano.
Her parents encouraged her to try singing and took her along to Sound Effects Ormskirk, where she overcame her shyness and quiet nature.
She then joined a band with her brother Steven and another Deyes High School pupil and two children from Ormskirk.
The band are known as ‘Mythical Rhythm’ and they won the ‘Battle of the Bands’ young aged category held at Edge Hill University.
Her musical talents continued to grow and she was put in for her GCSE Music exam two years early and achieved the top mark of grade 9 (A*).
Her proud dad, Steve, said: “Lucy is so talented and really put the time and effort in over lockdown. It would be great for her to get some deserved recognition.”