Lucy Rose is playing an Oxfam shop in east London tonight (26 September), as part of the launch gigs for this year's grassroots music festival Oxfam.
As Q is getting involved in this year's festival, producing a special, free digital magazine we thought we'd speak to one of the curtain raisers. Hot Chip and are also playing the shop this week, while Graham Coxon and TEED have already made their bows so check out their Q&A now.
In fact we need your help to cover Oxjam, we want your reviews and your photos from the events taking place across the UK throughout October . So if you're going tonight please send in your coverage to Oxjam@qthemusic.com and we'll use the best. Now without further ado, here's Lucy...
Hello, how's 2012 treating you so far?
"It has been so much fun so far. I recorded the album at my parents house back home, toured America/ Canada for five weeks, done a UK month long tour and played some great festivals. It's been so busy but luckily my band are my best friends so we've kept each other going."
Are you looking forward to helping to kick off this year's Oxjam?
"A hundred per-cent! I'm so glad I got asked to play Oxjam and be involved in such a great charity. I'm really looking forward to the show."
What will you be doing during your set to make sure the punters don't wonder off and start browsing round the shop?
"Ha, I'm not sure, I haven't thought about that yet. Maybe I'll have to buy everything in the shop before I start."
What's the best thing you've ever found in a charity shop?
"A great badminton set but it was pretty old and wooden, it makes the game quite a challenge."
Can you give the Oxjam volunteers and bands some tips for staging their own gigs throughout October?
"A know a couple of people who are putting on Oxjam nights, one in Kilburn which sounds great. I suppose it's about booking good bands and making sure everyone knows it's happening."
If you were staging a gig this October, who would be your dream line-up and why?
"Barry White 'cause he's got a very sexy voice. Phil Collins for the sing-a-long aspect (don't tell me you don't love him) and probably Neil Young as he's my hero."
Members of the public will be reviewing the Oxjam shows for a special issue of Q - as you've been on the end of a few reviews yourself have you got any advice for them?
"Please be kind, it's harder than it looks and I'll definitely be trying my hardest to put on a good show."
Finally, what's next for you?
"Now the album is coming out there's a lot of touring for the rest of the year and then hopefully I can get writing over the Christmas break for the next one, fingers crossed."
For more in this year's festival and to find an event near you head to Oxfam.org.uk/oxjam.
10:27 AM | 26/09/2012
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