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The New Album – Sanity

Some great reviews coming in on the new album here’s some quotes, we’ll set up page with full reviews soon’ish. thanks all XXX

Maverick Magazine “A retro sound ,with a cool, contemporary attitude”

Vintage Rock “this Welsh cats the real deal” ” Sanity in yet another triumph”

R2 Magazine ****“Obvious love of the genre oozes from every moment of      this Joyous celebration of the music”

Adam Walton BBC “The Album, excellent really authentic and raw” “incredibly really really good” “Great great music”

UK R’n’R  “You cannot go wrong with a John Lewis release. The Variety of the material, clever composition of word in the new material & the choice of two covers is inspired. Excellent” “There’s just no stopping the Welsh King Of Rockabilly”

Mad house Jump Magazine Germany “This Album is one of the best releases at the Moment”

JL-booklet6page.inddBuzz Magazine **** “Rockabilly with a perfectionist zeal and impressive energy”

Red Lick Records “We said the Billy Banks Session was rockabilly as good as America has to offer. Correction this is better!”

Paul Barrett “Mighty fine Album”

The News

As usual it’s been a busy year touring Europe even Russia with offers from Japan and Australia in for next year. While in between they’ve managed to fit in recording a new Album “Sanity”  on Atomic Cowboy Records.Which has received some amazing reviews and some great airplay

John’s long awaited Acoustic album featuring  Imelda May on the title track “Waltz around the Kitchen” is  due for release as a single in January. Also an accompanying Video Directed by Ally Parkhurst is coming soon.            Full album to be released in March. Watch this space.

Sanity  includes 11 brand new songs about pain, life & fun. From a Welsh traditional song turned instrumental to a Hank Williams song turned into a dance flooring filling Jiver.

Accompanied by the JETS amazing harmonies on the title song, The Clive Rams Choir on 2 other tracks, John’s dazzling  thumb picking guitar, Stuart McIlroys  slick  piano playing.

All back up by Bill Duval & Woody’s hot rocking Rhythm section.

The Album has received a great response from DJ & Industry Professionals who heard a pre-release digital download. Hear some previews below

Migraine Records have released a New 7″ single featuring 2 Boppers off the Album Flat-Top Cat which is dedicated to Mac Curtis and She’s Gone Which is already Sold Out sorry

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Another Migraine records limited 500 hand numbered 45 release

 OUT NOW you can  order on Merchandise page while stocks last.

 Please check on the live page for details when we are near you.

Both Migraine Record 45 – Limited re-releases,

Are Both Sold Out Sorry

Doing Time  / Black Cat 001

Drunk /Lay Back & be Cool  007

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The Billy Banks  Sessions has had a great response

“Lewis and his band have produced an album that’s an entertaining and heartfelt tribute to its location and to its source material, which proves that rockabilly has plenty to offer in the twenty-first century music scene.”
Dave Haslam R2

” John and the boys have produced a gem,a lasting tribute to the doomed estate. The melting pot of Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll and Country has spewed out some of the most engrossing music of the year, or for quiet some time for that matter.” “fifteen cuts of the highest quality”

Johnny Hop UK R’n’R

A  absolute top notch album by one of the U.K finest Rockabilly Exports!!!”

Mad House Jump magazine Germany

” if you are  already a John Lewis fan, your’re gonna love this. If you want an introduction, you couldn’t get a better one”

Steve Aynsley NDT

” Fantastic CD”

Stefan, Bear Family Records

“Excellent stuff – as good as anything America has to offer”

Red Lick Records

It cannot escape your notice how so much of what is perfectly good, but considered out of fashion, is destroyed these days, by people too stupid and greedy to see what they had.

John Lewis champions roots music, singing it in his own inimitable style, not letting it be thrown away and lost forever.
His voice and the poignant setting of the last house on the Billy Banks Estate, could make a grown man cry.
A grown man with any soul that is.”
Jerry Chatabox August 2011

 

“In this world of technology, gadgets, backing tracks & contrived bands, it is refreshing to hear man and guitar in perfect harmony.”

 John Lewis solo CD  released on Australian Label Press-Tone Records

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