Chris and Glenn are proud to announce that Lucy Shaw is joining Squeeze on bass guitar. Lucy plays bass on half of the new album ‘Cradle To The Grave’, as well as contributing a large part of the string arrangements.
Her own musical experience is pretty wide – ranging from playing double bass on sessions for Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine, Paul McCartney. On films such as The Hobbit and Mission Impossible. To writing orchestral arrangements for The Noisettes and Marina & The Diamonds. As well as taking up bass duties for Rumer, Jeff Beck and a certain Glenn Tilbrook & The Fluffers. Lucy works and plays with Ignite, ensemble-in-residence for the Wigmore Hall learning department, and is a composer for TDLP children’s creative projects and shows, most recently at the V&A museum.
She has also been working part time as a classical Double Bassist for main London orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. Lucy is very excited to be a new member of the band Squeeze. She has been friends with the band for a long time and is a big fan of her predecessor John Bentley’s tasteful playing and pork pie hats. She hopes her diverse musical experience, together with her work with toddlers, will in some way prepare her for fun times ahead with Glenn, Chris, Simon and Stephen as part of Squeeze.