“A classic voice” - Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“A rich, natural talent” - Neil Cowley, Jazz FM
"One of the most talented songwriters of her generation” - The 606
Anoushka Lucas is a singer, songwriter, theatre composer and performer. Gigging in London for over a decade, Anoushka has sold out gigs at Pizza Express Dean Street, The 606 and Servant Jazz Quarters with her mix of storytelling, warm, magnetic vocals and experimental sounds. In 2014, Anoushka began a collaboration with Martin Terefe, Glen Scott and Karl Brazil at Kensaltown Studios, resulting in the creation of her debut album, set for release in 2019. Anoushka’s music has been championed by Jazz Fm, where she was picked as an opening act for their inaugural Love Supreme Festival in 2013, and picked by Jamie Cullum as his “pick of the festival” at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in 2017.
As a composer, Anoushka first worked with Omar Lyefook, composing an original score for The Ballad of Klook and Vinette, a play with songs by Che Walker. Following a production at London’s Park Theatre, the show went on to be picked as a finalist at the prestigious NAMT Festival in NYC, leading to numerous staged productions in the United States. Anoushka went on to collaborate with Olivier-Award winner Sheila Atim and jazz pianist Nikki Yeoh to create an original score for The Etienne Sisters by Che Walker, staged at Theatre Royal Stratford East. More recently, Anoushka composed 8 original songs for Sparks, a new play by Jessica Butcher, which won Best Musical of the Fringe at Edinburgh Festival 2018, and is currently developing a new piece with playwright Somalia Seaton as part of the National Theatre’s Musical Theatre course.
As an actor, Anoushka appeared as Mary Magdalene in the 2016 Olivier-Award winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and has made brief cameos in Kenneth Brannagh’s Murder on the Orient Express as well as the Netflix musical Been So Long.