Lucie Silvas Remembers Howard New

updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@luciesilvasmusic) on Tuesday (September 8), writing about the death of songwriter, singer and producer Howard New. The English singer songwriter tells readers:

I wanted to say a few words about my friend Howard New. He was tragically taken away from us last Thursday and we are all shocked and deeply upset. My heart and love goes out to his wife Jane and daughter Scarlet who have lost their most loved one too early in life. He loved his family more than anything and was always inspired by them with his music.

Howard and I met in 2001 when I signed to EMI records. My AnR Sas Metcalfe had introduced me to Howard and was already sure from knowing us both that we would get on great and write music together. Sas was right and the first song Howard and I wrote in our first meeting in his studio in Camden was “It’s too late” which ended being my first single on EMI. We got on like a house on fire and going to his studio in Camden, drinking our cappuccinos and talking about our lives became a regular occurrence.

Check out the entire message at MySpace has since been removed.

Dream Themed Q&A

November 4, 2006 – Top Of The Pops Online caught up with Lucie Silvas for a dream themed Q&A, including the last time she dreamt about someone famous.

“I actually dream about Ethen Hawke quite a lot. I think he’s gorgeous,” Silvas responded. “I have a recurring vision of him in [the film] ‘Reality Bites’ and I think he looks particularly gorgeous in that. Sometimes I dream about the actor I’ve just seen in a film, and usually they’re chasing me and I’m kind of going, ‘No, come on. I’m not interested. I told you.’ Ha ha! And then I wake up.”

The interview transcript at has since been removed.

Lucie Silvas Featured On ‘RTL Boulevard’

February 14, 2006 – Lucie Silvas was profiled on ‘RTL Boulevard’, where she talked about getting a break singing backup for former star Gary Barlow, her remake of the Metallica classic ‘Nothing Else Matters’ and the band’s “very nice reaction” to her request to cover the song, worrying about her rugby star boyfriend Geordan Murphy getting injured, and more. Afterwards, the hosts discussed the singer, in Dutch. The video clip at has since been removed.

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  1. James Coe says:

    Hi Lucie, I am a very good friend of howards cousin. I never had the pleasure of meeting Howard but I believe we are very alike. I own a studio along with Simon Jones and Nick McCabe (both the verve) and if you are ever in the north west please come and have a cappuccino and write a song with me. Take care, J x

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