Mr Lewis and the Funeral 5
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Mr Lewis and the Funeral 5

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The best kept secret in music



Mr. Lewis's songs sounded like a cross between Cab Galloway, Tom Waits, and Adam Ant... with a tiny bit of CORN sprinkled over it.

Dr. John could have these guys play his birthday and the local tango club could dance their socks off! On top of that they have a visual delight in that the female bass player was a good as she was cute. It always good to know a beautiful girl in high heels can dance while playing solid bass guitar line. The keyboard player doubled on drums making the rhythm section extra effective for the highly unusual samba like beats. Mr. Lewis's guitar playing fell in no particular category except great. I can't imagine where this guy got all these different influences and how he managed to write like he does... but the way I see it is after huge periods of everything sounding alike its guys like him who push the envelope of rock until it breaks and becomes interesting again. They were dressed in black and sang about suicide but none the less very uplifting and original. As a matter of fact I can't think of the last time I saw a upcoming band with songs this unique. I recommend them highly and would pay to see them again. Go to for more info.


"Most unique band in Austin" - Austin Chronicle


"Mr lewis in the top 5 front man to see" - Austin Chronicle


Murder And The Art Of The Dance (Debut LP slated for an early fall release.)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Who the hell is Mr. Lewis & The Funeral 5 anyway? Insane circus rock perveyors? Maybe. Are they what it would sound like if you trapped Queens Of The Stone Age in a dank basement and force fed them Irish whiskey and Tom Waits music? It's quite possible. It's a better guess to say that they are a band that has set out to prove that funerals can be fun if thrown by the right party planner. They couple lyrics about murder, drinking, and just a general desperation as if they were straight out of a Greek tragedy, along with music comprised of jubilant, tuneful song writing to come up with a sound that isn't quite average. Top it off with a whimsical shit eating grin, and you've got their unique brand of good old fashioned drinking music. They may take over the world. They may take over a 3 block radius. They may take over the payments on a reasonably priced 1989 Ford Taurus with slight body damage and two new tires. Who's to say? These are all just words anyway.