Lewis Watson (musician)

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Lewis Watson
Birth nameLewis Watson
Born(1992-10-19) 19 October 1992 (age 21)
Oxford, England
OriginBicester, England
GenresPop, folk, acoustic
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2011–present
LabelsWarner
Websitelewiswatsonmusic.com
Notable instruments
Guitar
 
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Lewis Watson
Birth nameLewis Watson
Born(1992-10-19) 19 October 1992 (age 21)
Oxford, England
OriginBicester, England
GenresPop, folk, acoustic
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2011–present
LabelsWarner
Websitelewiswatsonmusic.com
Notable instruments
Guitar

Lewis Watson (born 19 October 1992) is an English singer-songwriter. Lewis was raised in Bicester, Oxfordshire, Watson is currently playing in venues around the UK and other locations. 2012 saw the release of his first EPs 'It's got four sad songs on it BTW' and 'Another four sad songs' which ultimately lead to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. 'The Wild' was his third EP which was released in March, 2013.[1] In July 2013 he released his fourth EP 'Four More Songs', including a cover of Made up lovesong #43, originally performed by Guillemots.

2010–2012: Career beginnings[edit]

Watson first started playing after receiving a guitar for his sixteenth birthday. "I’ve never had lessons," he admits. "I just enjoyed playing guitar so much. I’d play for hours a night, and try out new things to make sure it didn’t get stale." [2] Watson uploaded a video of him singing a cover of Bombay Bicycle Club's Swansea on YouTube in 2010 (as HolyLoowis to avoid the attention from his friends). He continued recording various pop covers and originals over the following years and the number of people subscribed to him on his YouTube channel increased rapidly.

2012: It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW and Record Deal[edit]

After three years of uploading videos to his YouTube channel, he decided to release his first EP. Joe Porter from tBeatMusic helped Watson record his first EP It's got four sad songs on it BTW in 2012.[3] This record includes the four tracks: What About Today?, Nothing, Bones, Windows. "I set the songs on that EP out like a story," he explains. "‘What About Today’ was about quite a rubbish situation where I was being used, and that was the tale of the end of a relationship; ‘Windows’ was looking back after the relationship ended; ‘Bones’ is about meeting someone new; and ‘Nothing’ is about being happy with that person."[1]

Within days of the EP’s release, Watson had attracted the attention of just about every record label in the land and soon inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records. Part of the appeal, he says, was the label’s long-running success with male solo artists as diverse as David Gray, Damien Rice and Neil Young.[2] Later that year Watson's second EP Another four sad songs was released. It included a cover of Lamplight, a song originally by Bombay Bicycle Club.

2013: The Wild[edit]

In early 2013 Watson toured Australia supporting Birdy, and played a few surprise gigs in various locations .[4]

As well as various festivals and tours, including supporting Benjamin Francis Leftwich on his May tour.[5]

2013: Four More Songs[edit]

In July 2013 Watson released his fourth EP, featuring a cover of Guillemots Made up lovesong #43 and a demo version of a new song, Close. Watson is currently recording his first full-length album in Church Studios, London. Which is to be expected sometime next year.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Lewis Watson". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "About Lewis Watson". Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lewis Watson, Joe Porter (tBeatMusic)". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Oxford has a winning formula". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lewis Watson: I'm Recording Below David Gray and Beside Snow Patrol". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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