| Friday 02 June 2017 @ 09:00pm : - |
Lewis Clark and The Essentials
A Bristol based musician, Lewis Clark has been performing live music here there and everywhere in his bid to freedom. Combining a virtuosic blend of honed lyricism with the distinct artistry of a folk and blues musician; Lewis’ music makes for a unique melange that strikes of honesty and a by-gone era.
Prior to releasing his first album, Lewis travelled the world, playing for four months in India’s well-worn shanty-cafes, from Rishikesh to Arambol (2012). Here he honed his craft performing for over 8 hours every day with musicians from all over the world. Shortly after this he undertook a two-month tour of Thailand’s Koh Chang with “The Dhamma Bums”(2013). This saw him fronting a three-piece folk group to great local acclaim and renown. Shortly after returning from the tour, he played his first festival at “Mandstock Festival” in Northern Italy, supporting such acts as “The John Langan Band” and “This is the Kit”. In the summer of 2014 he toured Calabria, Italy with the eclectic “Lewis Clark Band” and has since been building a solid reputation as one of Bristol’s unique singer/songwriters and live performers in his home city.
Lewis has since secured a fan-base across a host of venues throughout Bath, Bristol and the surrounding areas. He has appeared on BBC Radio Bristol’s ‘Dr. Phil Hammond Show’ amongst other radio stations to promote his first solo album "Goodbye to All of that", which was released March the 21st 2015.
with The Essentials
Lewis Clark & The Essentials became a fully-fledged band in September 2015. Based around the core trio of Lewis Clark (guitar & vocals), Rob Grist (drums & piano) and Max Mees (double/electric bass), the group combines their diverse and shared interests in blues, folk and soul to create a dynamic and distinctive live sound. Their musical style draws on their love of rhythm and blues and explores an eclectic range of influences including traditional British folk, American roots music and wider European traditions. A fourth member, Tommie James was welcomed into Lewis Clark & The Essentials as pianist in January 2017.
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