Embrace X Factor’s Lucy Spraggan in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD’S X Factor sensation Lucy Spraggan plays Embrace Nightclub tonight - her only city date ahead of her first major tour, writes Graham Walker.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our video of Lucy playing self-penned song, Safe, at the recent Meadowhall Christmas lights switch on.

Homecoming: Lucy Spraggan.

Homecoming: Lucy Spraggan.

Having wowed X Factor judges and the nation with her self-penned songs, the singer-songwriter, from Stannington, left the show early due to illness.

But the 21-year-old’s acoustic, folk and hip-hop songs had already made her a household name.

She has ruled herself out of appearing on the TV show’s follow-up live tour, but is planning to announce her own.

She said: “Unfortunately, I won’t be on The X Factor tour, as I’ll be doing my tour.”

Lucy made her comeback at the Meadowhall shopping centre Christmas lights switch-on last month.

Now she has scheduled a handful of performances and her only one in Sheffield is at Embrace Nightclub, Burgess Street, in the city centre.

The event, for over-18s only, starts at 11pm and will finish in the early hours of Thursday, at about 3am – Lucy is expected on stage at 12.30am.

Tom Rainsford, for Embrace, said: “Her unique style and popularity ensure she’s going to be the hottest ticket of 2013.

“Don’t be the one to miss this highly anticipated performance.”

Guarantee your tickets - just £4 in advance – from Champs on Ecclesall Road, HUBS Student Union or www.ticketarena.co.uk. VIP entry is £8, with entry on the door £5 - full details and tickets also at www.embracenightclub.com.

* See The Star on Friday for full coverage of this event and for updates follow digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962.