Lucy Rose has come a long way, not just to play here in LA, but also from her years of playing every open mic she could find ever since she left her rural home for London at the age of 18. She’s worked with Bombay Bicycle Club, providing backing vocals and has steadily been building up her fan base through her Youtube videos. At early shows, with no CDs or merchandise to offer her fans, she started selling homemade tea, a tradition she continues, and through sheer grit and DIY determination, Rose recorded her debut album ‘Like I Used To‘ in her parents’ living room, which was released in late 2012. Rose will be playing at Hotel Cafe on Monday, March 11, at 8pm, the perfect small, intimate venue for her deeply personal music. Starting the night will be LA native singer-songwriter Kita Klane whose song ‘The Enemy‘ has been on constant replay on my computer and ending the night will be Nylo, from Chi Town, who’s got an introspective electro-R&B sound. Tickets here.