Warm and rich, sophisticated and engaging, edgy and funny... Let your business roar with the right voice!
Lucy is a highly experienced British voice over artist with 20 years of experience and over 10,000 Voiceovers to date in TV, Radio, Explainers and Corporate Productions, working with solo entrepreneurs to large corporations. She will provide you with the exact tone you need to connect with your audience. Her at-home studio ensures quick turnaround on every project.
Among Lucy’s clients: McDonald's McCafe, Coca-Cola, Sainsburys, Superdrug, Asda, P & O Cruises, Thomas Cook Travel, Nivea Skincare, Febreze, The Co-operative, London Transport, Kaleidescope Clothing, The Sydney Morning Herald.
As a highly recognised voice across terrestrial voice, Lucy was the station voice of Channel 5, ITV1, ITV2, The Bio Channel and Sci-fi Channel for several years. as well as a regular promo voice across BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, Sky Movies, E4, Discovery UK, The History Channel and leading radio stations across the UK, Spain and Australia.
Age Range: Young (19-29,) Adult (30-50)
Accents: Neutral British, Northern (Native Mancunian) & Neutral Australian.
Voice Qualities:Velvety, Smooth, Rich, Warm, Sexy, Husky, Luxurious, Engaging
Whether it's singing or learning to play an instrument, the value of having a musical outlet should never be
underestimated. Whilst its psychological and cathartic benefits are more obvious, there are also numerous health and physical benefits of singing from strengthening the immune system, being a 'natural anti-depressant' to lowering cortisol levels, stimulating the production of oxytocin (known as our love hormone) and even improving our sleep (singing has been found to be able to help reduce sleep apnea and snoring.)
ABOUT ME //
Whilst I started playing the piano aged 4, I only took up singing in my 20's. Nevertheless, I learned the importance of developing the 'correct' voice technique the hard way, developing nodules on my vocal cords. I could no longer sing or speak for more than a short period without losing my voice. I faced the prospect of either surgery or to 'respect' my voice in a whole new light. A professional Singer and Voiceover Artist by then, Speech therapy followed by years of SLS (Speech Level Singing Technique) saved my voice ... and my career.
MY SERVICES //
Vocal Coaching/Singing Tuition
In person as well as remotely (on zoom / skype / video calls.)
With influences as wide ranging as Ella to Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall to Sting, Burt Bacharach to Ed Sheeran, it’s no surprise Lucy Sassoon is in constant demand.
Whether you’re after a smooth jazz singer/pianist at your cocktail reception/party, a contemporary duo/trio/jazz quartet at your wedding or corporate function, you can be sure that Lucy will tailor the music and ambience to create the ultimate occasion for you.
Multi-talented Lucy Sassoon has it all. A professional singer & skilled pianist, Lucy is also an accomplished television presenter & voiceover artist. Her sound has been likened to that of Diana Krall & Renee Geyer. Whether smooth jazz, gritty blues or pop, her musical interpretations are characterized by that distinctively smoky Sassoon style.
Born into a family of musicians, Lucy’s natural talent was apparent early on. By 12, she was an outstanding classical pianist & cellist, qualifying for a Royal Academy of Music scholarship by the age of 13. And yes, those regular family concerts had the Sassoon kids known as ' The Von Trapps' - which was not exactly 'cool' by any 13 year old's standards -- but with hindsight must have offered a definite advantage!
Originally from Manchester, Lucy went on to complete her Bachelor of Music, majoring in piano at the University of London. This was soon followed by Lucy's first foray into performing overseas in Hong Kong where she became a musical fixture on the elite corporate & exclusive hotel scene. In fact, during her first year backpacking in 1990’s Australia, Lucy realized what she missed most was… her grand piano.
In 2004, Lucy returned a third time to Australia. Within a year of performing at London’s prestigious Pizza on the Park & Camden’s Jazz Café, she had hit Sydney’s most notable music venues. Lucy went on to retain solo/duo/trio and 4-piece residencies at Australia’s most prestigious 5 Star hotels – including Sydney’s Park Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotel, the Sheraton on the Park & the Marriott, to name just a few. She was also flown to performances all over the country.
Lucy supported the Las Vegas Platters on their Australian Tour 2 years running and was the support act for the Drifters on their 2010 tour of Australia. However, in the long-term her Antipodean paradise and home seemed too far removed so Lucy recently chose to return to her roots, settling back in Europe. She is now in constant demand, performing across the UK and Southern Spain, splitting her time between London, Manchester and Marbella.
Lucy’s beautiful voice sets her apart from the average. Her sensitivity, warmth and engaging, intelligent manner coupled with the ability to read an audience enable her to create the perfect ambience. These qualities make for the perfect entertainer that she is.
Her repertoire ranges from Diana Krall to Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy to Ed Sheeran, Carole King to Stevie Wonder. Unsurprisingly, Lucy is in constant demand.
Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire... & singing along ‘Linda Ronstadt style’ to her father’s pianistic renditions of jazz standards are Lucy's warmest childhood musical memories, though she concedes Pat Metheny, Lyle Mayes, Sinatra, Diana Krall & Quincy Jones are amongst her greatest influences.
WHY SING OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? //
Being able to sing or play piano is such a gift. It's also super social, it means you can join bands, choirs, sing in shows or theatre, perform solo in your downtime ... and of course, do gigs. But most of all it's great fun, its therapeutic and if you like a challenge, always paves the way for you to up your game and take it to the next level.
VOCAL COACHING/ SINGING TUITION //
PIANO TUITION //
My singing pupils’ range in age from 7 years old to 70 years old. Everyone has their own reason for wanting to sing. The key thing to me is to make it 'fun.' If it's not fun and you're not being taught to 'enjoy' the journey, then you most probably won't stick at it. The reason, I believe, is quite simple. So many teachers overlook the fact that for kids to remain enthusiastic about music it needs to be enjoyable and fun. That may entail changing it up every so often, challenging them with a new genre to sing, letting go of inhibitions and giving them new goals - but most of all, letting them know that their lesson is 'their' time. for a creative outlet.
The outside world can seem so much more fun that practicing. So I make sure that practicing is fun, varied and changeable; and as for the SLS singing exercises we do, they are a lot of fun too! And super effective in extending your vocal range and timbre. From Matilda to Perfect by Ed Sheeran, an Avicii hit to a Barbara Streisand classic, I work together with you, accompanying you on piano, so that your own musical interpretation be heard.
"Lucy was recommended to us by our daughters music teacher at Aloha College following our move from London to help prepare Phoebe for her Igcse’s this year. Phoebe had previously trained at both the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and Trinity Laban and I can honestly say that Lucy’s teaching has surpassed all previous experiences. Lucy’s passion for the subject and her technical and teaching skills are exemplary. Phoebe loved attending her classes and always left enthused and inspired....and the development in her vocal work is just amazing. Her IGCSE solo and duets were A* graded. So you can’t get much better than that!
I have no hesitation recommending Lucy and actually already have to several adult friends of mine who were looking to develop their singing skills."
Siobhan India Keely
To me, nobody is off limits. My piano pupils range from the ACRSM syllabus to grandparents touching the piano for the first time, wishing to learn their favourite tune for their beloved's 70th birthday - to GCSE students writing electronic music, who simply need that assistance to learn to read music and understand chords .Very often they will choose their favourite tune and I will work out by ear the most suitable version for them to play - according to their level.
For all those aspiring Singer/Pianists out there, I have also put together the option of Special Combo Vocal Piano Lessons - 1/2 an hour singing and the other 1/2 hour piano tuition.