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Yes I’ll be back this Sunday and every Sunday until they let me out on the road again. Stay Safe out there XXX



Brand New On Migraine Records,

Hot Jiving Dance floor Filler

“Dont Take Your Past Out On Me”

Plus a Rocking B Side

“It Hurts when I’m Sober”

Limited Edition of only 500 hand numbered

for you 45RPM 7″ Vinyl Freaks


Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 “It Great, Like a yodelling Rockabilly hybrid of Captain Beefheart, Carl Perkins & Tom Waits that veteran Penarth guitarist John Lewis  with his R’n’R Trio.

Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales “It Doesn’t matter how old the influences are. When something imbued & endowed with that much life and spirt, it makes it thoroughly contemporary.””The tunes excellent really authentic and raw” “incredibly really really good” “Great great music

You can also stream or down load on

Spotify         &     i Tunes

Then add your favorite tracks to your play list


33 Years Stage by Stage

“A terrific CollectionTrevor Cajiao NDT

Steve Stack Of Wax “ it doesn’t get any better than this”








I’m pleased to announce that John Lewis “33 years Stage by Stage” Double album is back from the pressing plant.

And it’s looking and sounding mighty fine in all its glory.

On the great El Toro Records, It’s a breeze though my back catalogues from all of my musical incarnations, containing my more well-known works, my favorite choices too many unreleased recordings.

Rimshots, Johnny Bach, Trio, Duo, Solo, Session work, the lot.

It’s also on Double CD which contains 50 tunes  ORDER HERE

On El Toro Records and Bloodshot Vinyl

Double Album on CD and Vinyl

                                                          Coming Soon






Wow getting some good air play on BBC Music 6 and BBC Wales many thanks to Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Adam Walton

Steve Lamacq BBC radio 6 ” this could catch on you know”

Tom Robinson BBC radio 6 ” Fantastic energy and passion there”

Adam Walton BBC radio Wales “The tunes excellent really authentic and raw” “incredibly really really good” “Great great music”

The  Solo Acoustic Album “His Other Side” Official release date will be February 26th 2017,  with a Album launch  concert in Cardiff, it will also be the last show of a 18 day Lands End to John O Groats and back tour.

It’s been a great year so far after 22 day Europe tour with the Trio and an Amazingly  well received Concert in Yokohama Japan.Also the Amazing Greeze Festival in Australia,  I’m now off on another 10 day solo Tour around Belgium France and Holland.

Please check out the dates on the live page

Hope to see you some where along the line.

Love Peace  & Hair Grease  John x

12 years, 5 front rooms later

“Waltz around the Kitchen”a song I wrote dancing my daughter to sleep. Lots of nagging for me to releases it so here it is With The Amazing Imelda May  helping me out.

Video by Ally Parkhurst.Song mixed by High Contrast.
From the forth coming album”His Other Side”

Available on 45, Limited Edition Blue Splatter Vinyl Here

Cheers all & many Thanks to all those who have helped
hope ya love it xxx

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



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

2 thoughts on “Home

    1. johnlewis

      Hi Dale
      sorry my web guy just sent me the link to lots of messages.
      I didn’t know i had a comment page on the site.
      so sorry for the delayed reply.
      Well thanks for trying to pledge. I did reach my target and the album will be released officially next
      cheers again John

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