Stewart Lewis

Stewart Lewis

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Awesome folk/pop rock. Starkly poignant lyrics that will resonate with anyone who's got a pulse combined with melodic acoustic sounds and a voice that will make you FEEL the songs. A truly gifted and passionate singer/songwriter, Stewart stands OUT in a sea of pre-packaged, wanna-be "entertainers"

Biography

The first artist signed to here! Tunes (the music arm of America's premium gay network, here! Networks) Stewart has come to give listeners something different: an Out indie artist worthy of their ears. With songs touching on topics ranging from loosing a parent ("Left of Center" dedicated to his father's memory) to the reality of intamacy and the vulnerabilty of love (the beautiful ballad "Come Closer") and even the mad world of celebrity and instant gratification we find ourselves all living in today (the incredibly insightful "This Town") Stewart's songs successfully enrapture a wide ranged audience.

Stewart makes his home in New York City where the eclectic city inspires and energizes his work. The result is a refreshing blend of cool, folk melodies and poignant lyrics that evoke the memories of great singer/songwriters who paved the way for such honest music. Stewart’s music, while influenced by popular artists such as David Gray, Train and Matt Nathanson, offers a unique lyrical experience with heartfelt reflections on our culture from an Out artist’s perspective.

His new album, in formation, features 10 original recordings. Advanced listening has already garnished excitement; especially over stand out tracks This Town, with it’s biting social commentary, the wistful ballad Come Closer, as well as the high-energy, catchy first single Not A Love Song. The album will be available via all major digital outlets including: iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo, and Snocap as of Tuesday, June 10th.

His soulful mix of pop and folk earned him opportunities to open for such esteemed artists as: Sheryl Crow, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole, Roseanne Cash, and Patty Larkin. Stewart’s songs have also been featured in numerous movies and television shows, including the recent here! indie hit film, Shelter. Mainstream America has also embraced his songs on popular programming such as CBS’ Ghost Whisperer, MTV’s Laguna Beach, Joan of Arcadia, Dawson’s Creek, Biggest Loser, and the 20th Century Fox major motion picture Firehouse Dog.

here! Tunes executive Brian Goldman notes that “in an industry which mass produces homogenized so-called hits, Stewart’s songs are set apart by his ability to share his stories in a way that resonates with any listener. He is writing songs that actually mean something to him, and that translates into them meaning something to the listeners. Aside from being a talented musician and lyricist, it was the conviction in his singing that sealed the deal. After seeing him perform live it’s impossible to deny, he is an artist whose voice will be very important.”

Insiders are buzzing about Stewart’s upcoming CD Release Party in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 5th at The world Famous House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard @ 7pm. Out Magazine will sponsor the event.

Along with his upcoming here! Tunes release, in formation, Stewart’s second novel, Relative Stranger, with gay literature publishers, Alyson Books, is also slated for a summer release.

For more information on here! Tunes artist Stewart Lewis, including upcoming tour dates please visit his Myspace page @: www.myspace.com/stewartlewis

Lyrics

Not A Love Song

Written By: Stewart Lewis

We could fly in formation
Follow the path of our migration
Find the ways to speak without using words

I will take you for a ride
Upon my wing
(this is not a love song)
I will take you for a ride
Upon my wing
But this is not a love song
Until we learn to sing

I'll give you finger sin the afternoon
A blanket in the grass underneath the moon
A body in the night, a wide open mind
A loko at what's beneath
To see what we might find

I will take you for a ride
Upon my wing
(this is not a love song)
I will take you for a ride
Upon my wing
But this is not a love song
Until we learn to sing

We are walking on the edge, walking on the edge
Walking on the edge of something bigger than ourselves

Discography

”Clearer” and
”The Chemical”, EP
by Stewart Lewis
Now Available on iTunes

Stewart's highly anticipated first release with here! Tunes, "IN FORMATION"
NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes!

Set List

Set list includes primarily original material. Occasional covers of acts such as: Imogen Heap, Indigo Girls and Counting Crows. Typical 45-60 minute set of 12-15 songs.