Mikael Lewis
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Jun
03
Mikael Lewis @ SICA

Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

May
20
Mikael Lewis @ Green Planet

Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA

Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA

May
06
Mikael Lewis @ The Bitter End

NYC, New Jersey, USA

NYC, New Jersey, USA

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


Several weeks ago I was at the Indigo Coffeehouse in Aberdeen, when I encountered a young singer/songwriter by the name of Mikael Lewis. He played with finesse and sang with conviction, but yet he did not overpower his listeners. His music drew me in and held my attention. He used his music to paint portraits and scenes. Mikael used shades of Neil Young, Dylan, even Woody Guthrie, yet his synthesis of style all blended into Mikael.
...Mikael likens his guitar playing to that of Ani DiFranco, Lindsey Buckingham and Bruce Cockburn. I asked Mikael, "What do you mostly write about?" He said; "Songs are stories. I write about small town people with big dreams. I write about things that piss me off, like politics and injustices around me. Though I try not to preach. I prefer to sneak into peoples minds by the back door."
His writing is truly beautiful.
Mikael is a contemporary troubadour with a classic style. I strongly urge you to get out and hear him perform. And yes, he will get into your mind.

By: Jerry "The Legend" Pashin - Upstage Magazine, Vol 1 issue 9


NOW back in his native USA after delighting audiences across the Province during many years as a resident here, much respected singer-songwriter Mikael Lewis' latest release, Closer to the Dream, deals with hope, shattered Expectations and resilience.
A four-track EP that also displays Lewis' more than ample abilities as a storyteller, the title track, a gentle rock song much in the same vein as Matchbox 20 and Counting Crows, is brought alive by his vivid lyrics about the young girl leaving home to have a shot at becoming 'Queen of the Silver Screen'.
This Sinking Ship provides a funkier, chilled Brand New Heavies groove while the breezy, melancholy tune to Destination Anywhere is pulled apart by the rawer subject matter of a woman coming to terms with a life of disappointment and dejection. The final track, Take Me Back, is a more upbeat tune invoking memories of the innocence of childhood.
This is fine rock and roll with elements of country and funk that will have fans hoping it won't be too long before he returns to these shores.

By: Gary Gilliland - The Newsletter, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Mikael Lewis reminds me of my earlier days of rock and soul... breaking out into new territory like the way new wave exploded with all that creativity.

-Goran Radovanovic, Maui DJ

- Goran Radovanovic


"A new combination of acoustic funk, folk, rock, and country music."-

-Mid-Ulster Mail, Magherefelt , Ireland - Mid Ulster Mail, N. Ireland


"The acoustic duo, Mikael Lewis and John Feula, who incorporate everything from folk to funk and rock to ragtime in their quirky style gave Auntie Annie's in Belfast a magnificent show."

--The News Letter, Belfast, Ireland - The Newsletter, Belfast, Ireland


"Bucket of Witches bring a unique blend of vocal harmony, acoustic fretwork and Americana storytelling back to the world of music."

--Springville Herald, Utah - The Springville Herald


Discography

"Songs of Freedom" Full length debut from Mikaels duet: Bucket of Witches. Recorded in Arizona with songwriter friend John Feula. Released in 2004 on Inkwell Productions Records. Streaming tracks available at www.bucketofwitches.com

"Closer to the Dream"-four song EP released on Stonemonkey Records in 2002. Recorded with full band in Ireland.

"Songs from the Bigtop"- five song EP released on Stonemonkey Records in 2000. Recorded with full band in Ireland.

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Bio

Since picking up his first acoustic guitar, Mikael Lewis has been blending Folk, Alternative Rock and Americana with subtle hints of Jazz and Blues. Lewis is the complete package. He writes like Dylan, sings like Buckley, plays like Bruce Cockburn and has the boyish good looks of Toby McGuire.
Lewis has toured extensively throughout the UK, the US and Ireland sharing the stage with such greats as Eddie from Ohio, John Hammond, English folk legend Nick Harper and Irish star Brian Kennedy.
Mikael currently resides in New Jersey where he is working on tracks for a new album. Mikael also handles percussion for contemporary folk duo Baird and Lewis with songwriter/guitarist Arnie Baird.