Saturday, September 09, 2006

David Lewis "Songs of David Lewis" (UK SSW 1970)

David Lewis has enchanted audiences all over the globe with his extraordinary vocal, piano, guitar and composing skills. In 1986 he won the coveted residency for "Smollensky's on the Strand" - London's premier music venue, where he played to packed audiences for over 14 years.

Having mastered both guitar and piano, he left school at 16 and joined his first band, the Method. Friends from that time include Gary Moore, who used to rehearse with Dave in his mother's attic, Gary even stood in for him for several weeks in the Method while he was in hospital with a broken leg! Method changed their name to Andwella's Dream after moving to London in 1968 and again to simply Andwella upon the release of their first album Love and Poetry.

Dave has also written many songs for other artists including Happy to be on an Island in the Sun, which was a Number One hit for the legendary Demis Roussos, who professed that Dave was one of the most talented and original composers he had ever had the pleasure to work with. The single sold over 500,000 copies and went platinum. Dave was invited onto stage by Demis Roussos at the Belfast Waterfront Hall in April to sing the famous song, for which he received a standing ovation from a delighted audience. Dave Lewis can further be credited with having written the awesome musical soundtrack for the award winning film War.

Currently composing and performing in his native Northern Ireland, Dave Lewis has just released a beautiful collection of his own songs which were recorded live in London and Belfast

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear this. Is it possible to reupload? Thanks for all the great music.

07 February, 2007 12:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An absolute corker of an lp - many thanks for posting. I love the 3 Andwella lp too - pure genius!

17 July, 2007 06:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, great LP, love world's end by andwella.

10 February, 2008 17:21  
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08 July, 2011 00:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anybody have the david baxter lp goodbye dave?

16 April, 2012 10:49  

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