THE GUESTS Feat. Lucy Woodward & Henry Hey

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Who are The Guests?
With a deep appreciation for the legacy of great songs and grooves, well- known master songstress Lucy Woodward along with dynamic collaborator creative pianist Henry Hey invite you to pull up a cozy chair for an energetic yet intimate evening. Drawing from their own expansive professional experience as songwriters and performers, Lucy and Henry will share classic songs from the deep well of writers such as John Lennon, Nina Simone and others and will add their own contributions on top.

Born in London and raised in both New York and The Netherlands, Lucy Woodward was born to an opera singer/musicologist/belly dancer mom and a conductor/composer dad on a steady musical diet of Puccini, middle-eastern music and more. Those early influences helped her learn about the power of melody and story within song craft, eventually leading her to club and coffeeshop gigs, then singing jingles and jazz standards for tips. Lucy first found international Top 40 success in the early 2000s, scoring 2 BMI Music Awards before the end of 2004. She followed up the success of her Atlantic Records debut with a series of critically acclaimed releases recorded for the Barnes & Noble, Verve and GroundUP/Universal labels. Woodward's recording credits also include background vocalist and arranger with the likes of Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Chaka Khan as well as on several movie soundtracks.

Henry Hey’s relationship to song and melody started from before he was able to walk. As the son of two music-loving parents, Henry was absorbing hours of The Beatles, orchestral music and jazz from his earliest days. The pursuit of music eventually saw Henry moving to New York City, where he would perform with jazz luminaries such as Jeff "Tain" Watts, Seamus Blake and Donny McCaslin. Also active on sessions around this time, Henry found himself being asked to record on several major motion picture scores and pop albums. At the same time, famed producer, Phil Ramone asked Henry to join the house band for the annual Songwriter’s Hall of Fame awards. With the industry taking notice, this work led to Hey becoming the musical director for three notable songsmiths, Rod Stewart, George Michael and David Bowie.

It was during Henry’s early years in NYC where he met and began performing with Lucy. Performing together in a variety of environments early in their careers provided a first-hand steeping in the art of song interpretation. Henry later co-produced Lucy's 2016 album "Till They Bang On The Door," which included the first song that they ever wrote together, "Free Spirit."

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Price:
From $35
Time:
7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Who are The Guests?
With a deep appreciation for the legacy of great songs and grooves, well- known master songstress Lucy Woodward along with dynamic collaborator creative pianist Henry Hey invite you to pull up a cozy chair for an energetic yet intimate evening. Drawing from their own expansive professional experience as songwriters and performers, Lucy and Henry will share classic songs from the deep well of writers such as John Lennon, Nina Simone and others and will add their own contributions on top.

Born in London and raised in both New York and The Netherlands, Lucy Woodward was born to an opera singer/musicologist/belly dancer mom and a conductor/composer dad on a steady musical diet of Puccini, middle-eastern music and more. Those early influences helped her learn about the power of melody and story within song craft, eventually leading her to club and coffeeshop gigs, then singing jingles and jazz standards for tips. Lucy first found international Top 40 success in the early 2000s, scoring 2 BMI Music Awards before the end of 2004. She followed up the success of her Atlantic Records debut with a series of critically acclaimed releases recorded for the Barnes & Noble, Verve and GroundUP/Universal labels. Woodward's recording credits also include background vocalist and arranger with the likes of Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Chaka Khan as well as on several movie soundtracks.

Henry Hey’s relationship to song and melody started from before he was able to walk. As the son of two music-loving parents, Henry was absorbing hours of The Beatles, orchestral music and jazz from his earliest days. The pursuit of music eventually saw Henry moving to New York City, where he would perform with jazz luminaries such as Jeff "Tain" Watts, Seamus Blake and Donny McCaslin. Also active on sessions around this time, Henry found himself being asked to record on several major motion picture scores and pop albums. At the same time, famed producer, Phil Ramone asked Henry to join the house band for the annual Songwriter’s Hall of Fame awards. With the industry taking notice, this work led to Hey becoming the musical director for three notable songsmiths, Rod Stewart, George Michael and David Bowie.

It was during Henry’s early years in NYC where he met and began performing with Lucy. Performing together in a variety of environments early in their careers provided a first-hand steeping in the art of song interpretation. Henry later co-produced Lucy's 2016 album "Till They Bang On The Door," which included the first song that they ever wrote together, "Free Spirit."