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One of the aspects of Lewis’s playing that I enjoyed is the ability he has to make his guitar growl like a Rottweiler and then sing like a bird - Guitar Jar
Lewis is a professional guitarist based in South London England. Over the years he has built up a diverse career, and is known for his ability to play many different styles in various situations including playing on West End and Touring shows such as; The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Bat Out Of Hell, Strictly Ballroom, The Band, The Last Tango, Jersey Boys, Jackie The Musical, Exposure, Beyond The Fence, Adrian Mole, WAGGS, Momentous Musicals, The Addams Family (UK Premier), Hackney Empire Variety Show, Legally Blonde, Fame, Hairspray, Grease, The Wedding Singer and many more. Live and recorded sessions with artists including; Gareth Gates, John Owen Jones, Asher D (So Solid Crew), Jon Lee (S Club), Jay Norton (The Voice), Hashall (Sony artist), Leona James, Alan Davies (Hawkwind), Fiona Cully and Rachel Button (Nashville recording artists), to name a few. He is also a contributor to the worlds biggest online guitar magazine Guitar Interactive, and instructional DVD company Lick Library. Lewis also holds the chair for 12 piece function band London Soul and London Swing. Is regular dep for various other function and Tribute acts including Queen on Fire, as well as playing in a 19 piece big band and his own fusion trio.
Having started at an early age essentially self taught with some lessons in school, Lewis eventually went on to study at the Guitar Institute in London, before taking private lessons with renowned guitarist Shaun Baxter. It was Shaun who gave Lewis his first professional break offering him a teaching position at the Academy Of Music and Sound. Lewis eventually left due to playing commitments, but during this time he also achieved LLCM, FLCM and PTLLS qualifications.
Lewis has found himself in a variety of playing situations over the years that have required him to learn other instruments from the Guitar family. As well as Electric, Acoustic, and Nylon Lewis can also play, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, and the percussion instrument Kalimba.
‘The Beckoning Silence’ is the title of Lewis’s solo album that he released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and hopes to find the time to write a follow up.