Peach back after taste of theatre life

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

After the success of her first Fringe World Festival show last year, folk-pop singer-songwriter Lucy Peach is going back to her roots, playing with her full band in Busselton tomorrow.

Inspired by Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and her menstrual cycle, Peach has released two EPs and was the 2016 winner of the West Australian Music Industry award for best folk act of 2016.

However, the singer’s path took a slight turn in 2017 when she found herself immersed in the world of theatre, focusing on writing and performing her fringe show, My Greatest Period Ever.

The show, which was inspired by her menstrual cycle and featured spoken word and solo acoustic performances, won last year’s top fringe prize — the Martin Sims Award.

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Peach told the Times that 2017 was originally the year she hoped to record and release an album but instead she found herself performing a string of shows for the festival.

“It was pretty much a big wild ride of that,” she said.

“I never imagined I’d do theatre but I still get to play music and have that space with people, so I’m really enjoying it.”

While Peach did not release an album, she recorded a five-song EP as part of her theatre show.

She will showcase a mix of old and new songs accompanied by her band when she performs at the Fire Station in Busselton.

“I don’t play many venues with my band now that I’ve got my theatre show,” she said.

“So I’m looking forward to playing in Busselton.

“It’s awesome Busselton supports local WA artists because we’re yours and we love being a part of the community.”

Peach will play at The Fire Station in Busselton tomorrow and a solo show at The River in Margaret River on Sunday.

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