Lucy Spraggan to perform at Manchester Academy 2

Buxton singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan, the first X Factor contestant to score a top 40 single and album before the live shows even aired, is touring this month.

Lucy performs at the Manchester Academy 2 on Thursday, May 14 in support of her third album, We Are, which was released this month.

The new album was preceded by the single Unsinkable.

Lucy was a contestant on the X Factor in 2012, performing her own composition Last Night. She later withdrew from the competition due to illness.

Her first album Top Room at the Zoo was followed by Join the Club, the latter reaching number 7 in the charts.