Jon Peter Lewis
Jon Peter Lewis is a celebrated singer-songwriter who gained national attention on American Idol as a finalist for the show's third season. Following his run on Idol, Lewis released two solo albums and two EP's; Stories From Hollywood, Break The Silence, self-titled Jon Peter Lewis and Roughcuts. Lewis also released two original Christmas singles, "It's Christmas" and "California Christmas."
In 2013, Lewis appeared on The Voice with pal Ryan Hayes as the folk duo Midas Whale. The duo received the coveted 4-chair turn by all of the coaches who praised Lewis and Hayes for their "brilliant vocals" and "incredible charisma." In 2014, the duo released it's debut album, Sugar House, funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign that generated over $35,000 in less than 4 weeks.
When Lewis first met Hayes in 2010 they began to collaborate on a rock opera written by Hayes and good friend Garrett Sherwood. Enlisted as co-producer, Lewis helped develop the musical, entitled Deep Love , for the stage. The theatrical event grew from 25 people in a living room to thousands of devoted fans filling theaters across the country. The production is presented entirely through haunting rock and folk music. Lewis, who also stars in the rock opera co-wrote the book and directs the production.
In 2015, Deep Love was selected from hundreds of candidates by
a grand jury of Tony Award-winning directors and producers to be one of ten featured
musicals produced for the News Link Project of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The festival is the largest annual musical theatre festival in the United States and has been an incubator for hit Broadway shows. Deep Love had it's successful New York debut on July 27, 2015, followed by a sold out tour throughout the Western region. After the New York Debut, Deep Love's writing team was invited to attend the prestigious Johnny Mercer's writers colony as artists in residence. The critically praised stage show will open it's sixth season in October 2016.
Jon Peter Lewis continues to tour with Ryan Hayes as Midas Whale and is set to release a 5th solo album. The record, titled two thousand ten, will drop on Dec 23, 2016.
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Reviews for Jon Peter Lewis' albums and stage show:
"Lewis' artistry shines ... Break The Silence is arguably on the of the best pop-rock CD's of the year." - People Magazine
"Break The Silence...critic's choice" - Billboard Magazine
"Impressive"- USA Today
"American Idol favorite, Jon Peter Lewis, swipes at the winter chill in 'California Christmas,' an instant classic which conjures Beach Boys meets Phil Spector." -- Billboard
Sugar House - Debut Album, folk duo Midas Whale
"There are too many aural delights to count.. harmony singing at it's very best... Midas Whale both writes and sings wonderfully." - AXS
Deep Love Rock Opera
"polished show ...very well sung" - New York Times
“Lewis squeezes intimidating tension out of his tenor" - Broadway World
"sung through by a very talented cast" - Theater Mania
"Lewis wields his voice as a violent caress…very compelling character” - Talking Broadway
"Mr. Lewis exhibiting great presence... commanding voice." - Theater Scene
Break The Silence - 2008 Adrenaline Music Group
Stories From Hollywood - 2006 Cockaroo Records
If I Go Away/Man Like Me - 2006 - Cockaroo Records
It's Christmas 2005 - Now! Compliation EMI Music
California Christmas - 2006 Breaking Music
Turn To Grey 2004 - Cockaroo Records
"Break The Silence" top 30 Hot AC Radio Charts
Set List includes original songs from the album and a variety of covers including "Hey Ya," "Stand By Me"
Medleys of "What's Going On," "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" "All My Life"
Original songs in set:
"Break The silence"
"Now That I'm Kneeling"
"Something Almost Sacred"
Typical sets are between 30-45 minutes, but can perform much longer