The name Lady Blue is drawn from the title of Billie Holiday's song and biography, Lady Sings the Blues. Billie Holiday was a true music revolutionary, forging her own genre and overcoming immense obstacles. We are proud to honor her with our name and music.
Lady Blue was founded by a group of talented female singers in 1991. Since our inception we have performed at notable campus events such as President Broadhead's inauguration and the opening of the Emily Krzyzewski Center for Family Life. Our passion for singing has taken us up and down the Eastern seaboard, from New Hampshire to southern Florida. Some of our favorite performance spots are Central Park, cruise ships in the Caribbean, Cameron Indoor Stadium, and of course, all around Duke's campus. When we're at home at Duke, we love dorm concerts, hosting a cappella groups from all over the United States, and playing broomball together. Lady Blue enjoys a good road trip too - for the past two years, we've headed down to the South Carolina coast for our traditional Fall Break tour.
Our most recent album Off the Record was released in the fall of 2008. That same year, the album was nominated for Best Female Collegiate Album by the Contemporary A Cappella Society, along with a nomination for Best Arrangement of "How to Save a Life." Lady Blue's rendition of Ciara's "Like A Boy" was also selected for the 2009 Voices Only compilation. Later that year, Lady Blue was awarded Best Staging at the 2009 SoJam A Cappella Festival, an annual a cappella competition held in the South.
We owe tremendous thanks to our amazing alumni, wonderfully generous and supportive parents, fabulous friends and roommates, and dedicated fans!