Al Lewis is a singer/songwriter originally from North Wales and his sound is reminiscent of the classic singer-songwriters of the 70s delivered with a modern twist.
As a bilingual writer and performer, Al has so far released a total of 5 albums, his debut English language album ‘In the Wake’ was nominated for the inaugural Welsh Music Prize and his latest album ‘Heulwen o Hiraeth’ is nominated for the 2015 Eisteddfod Welsh Album of the Year prize. Al has spent multiple weeks on the Welsh Language Charts and scooped the award for ‘Best Male Artist’ two years in a row at the BBC Radio Cymru Awards.
Gathering support and praise from eminent DJs such as BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long and Dermot O’Leary, Al has also received support from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and Bob Harris, all of whom have championed Al’s music on their respective BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 Music shows. Al was also invited by Bob Harris and BBC Introducing to perform a showcase at the Americana Music Festival 2014 in Nashville.
Al has opened for the legendary Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra playing shows across the UK, culminating in a sold-out performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.
One of Al’s biggest successes so far was his Christmas single based upon the Dylan Thomas short story, ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’. It was the first bilingual song containing Welsh lyrics to make it on to the BBC Radio 2 playlist and was hailed by Gary Barlow as a ‘great song’.
Al has now teamed up with American singer/songwriter Alva Leigh to form a new duo Lewis & Leigh the results of which are already gathering fans on both sides of the Atlantic.