APRES SKI ENTERTAINING With an enormous experience
in entertaining ski resort crowds, Huw has played in the best
resorts in the Alps, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Davos, St. Anton, Chamonix, Avoriaz, 3Valees
and Val D'Isere,
he is now based in St Moritz, Switzerland. As a piano bar performer he has played many
across Europe and the World.
A solo repertoire that contains a bit of everything, guitar
songs including apres ski favourites, rock, country and much more, piano songs
from old time evergreens and
jazz standards to rock and roll, soul, blues and contemporary hits. Huw also forms a part of duos
and trios covering a wide range of musical styles and tastes,
in particular: THE HUW LEWIS BAND
a three to five piece rock band featuring Oliver Deedario on guitars, Rick Alan on sax, Max Cotineau and David "The King" Arama on drums.
HUW LEWIS is the ideal entertainer for Private Events, Galas and Weddings,
he is a multi instrument talent, with a great feeling for the right mood, and a dedication
to make an event work as it should.
In 2011/12 Huw has played 20 private events along with his regular schedule, enjoying huge
popularity and success among his employers and audiences. "I always try to adapt my music and performance
to the needs of the the hosts and their guests
rather than the other way round. I just want to
make every party the best success I can"
The Private Event Package comes with all necessary sound and light equipment,
all instruments and expenses included, please email for a quote.
Thinking of organising a wedding with the spectacular backdrop of the Engadine Valley and the top class tourist infrastructure of St Moritz?
St Moritz W!eddings
The PINK ELEPHANT and MOOD'S in Zermatt,
THE DOLDER GRAND, WIDDER BAR, SPLENDID,
QN BAR, EVITA BAR and ALPENROCK CLUB in Zuerich,
The CASINO, LUZERN.
SCHWEIZERHOF, Crystal and POST HOTELs and the TALVO restaurant in St. Moritz,
The MORIS PUB, WARM UP BAR, LES BARMES DE L'OURSE and DICK'S T BAR Val d'Isere,
The fabulous Halloween event at VIZCAYA MANSION in Miami,
TABACCO ROAD CLUB in Miami,
VAL D'ISERE INTERNATIONAL 4-WHEEL DRIVE SHOW,
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL,
ON STAGE WITH DEEP PURPLE'S JON LORD IN ZERMATT,
Support act for RAY WILSON (Genesis, Stilskin) Acoustic Tour 2008 AND 2009.
HOTEL TSCHUGGEN, Arosa, THE RIVERSIDE, Andermatt, HOTEL QUELLENHOF, Bad Ragaz, Hotel EUROPE in Davos, Chesa Grischuna's CHESA BAR in Klosters.
The Spectacular DRACULA CLUB, St Moritz with Rock Legends BOBBY KEYS (Elvis, Buddy Holly, Rolling Stones...) and BERNARD FOWLER (Rolling Stones)
KEEPING "LIVE" MUSIC LIVE
These days, it seems, more and more solo musicians and small formations use backing
tracks for playing live. When performing, Huw will use a drum machine (controlled
with foot pedals, not playing by itself) to keep the beat but he never uses a
backing track, an mp3, a lap top, or a "clever" arranger keyboard that plays by itself. He feels
that this would be cheating his audience. When you hear Huw play, every note is sung or
"I cannot understand why audiences or employers will tolerate "live" music acts
playing along to backing tracks.
I thought that Karaoke was "out" by the 90s (thank God!) and if you really want
to hear a song that sounds EXACTLY like the CD, then why not
buy the CD and stay at home to listen to it? I even avoid reading music or texts
when I perform for an audience. For me LIVE MUSIC should be delivered from the heart, not from a book
and most certainly not by a computer!" Huw ;-)...(sorry for ranting!)