LEWIS WATSON performs the song "DEEP THE WATER" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY MATT FIELD
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Picking up the guitar at the age of 16 Lewis first came to public attention by uploading stripped-back covers online, and it wasn’t long until the teenage singer saw views clocking up in their hundreds of thousands.
In 2012 his debut EP 'it’s got four sad songs on it, btw' went straight to the top of the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. Sparking the attention of major labels, Lewis soon signed to Warner Bros and went on to release four more rave-reviewed EPs, all of which dominated the iTunes chart, followed by his debut album 'the morning' in 2014.
The young British troubadour also cemented himself as a remarkable live artist, playing to sold-out crowds across the globe including headlining London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, NYC's Bowery Ballroom and LA's Troubadour, supporting acts such as Coldplay, Kodaline and Lianne La Havas, selling out a headline tour of Australia and appearing at festivals including Glastonbury, V, Bestival, The Great Escape and T In The Park.
Feted by the press, championed across national radio stations and boasting an enormous online following, Lewis then stepped away from the limelight to refocus and work on new material. Regaining full control he was able to take his time writing songs that fully explored his experience and talent and, with a wealth of new material to choose from, he entered the studio with producer Anthony West and recorded the entire new album midnight in just two weeks with a live band. The result is a collection of power and beauty.
With a choice of labels keen for his signature after two years away, Lewis decided to find a new approach to releasing his music, partnering with the leading independent label Cooking Vinyl, and heading out on tour to showcase many of the new songs direct to his fans.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Venue: Sydney Harbour YHA -http://www.yha.com.au/Hostels/NSW/Sydney-Surrounds/Sydney-Harbour/
Presenter: Matt Field - https://www.instagram.com/fieldfrequency/
Film: From the Pit - http://fromthepit.com.au/
Audio: Devil Bird Audio - http://www.devilbirdaudio.com
Audio: Rendition Audio
Executive Producer: Tiah Rendall -http://www.tiahrendall.com
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