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Under the Bed – First Show Tonight

The 154 Collective’s play – Under the Bed – has its first performance today! I’ve had the pleasure of helping to create this immersive world over the past weeks (and months) with a load of very talented mixed-discipline artists, including fellow musicians James Dey and Hayley Youell.   On set with @154collective with the newly delivered […]

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Under The Bed

For the past few months I have been busy writing music for the 154 Collective’s collaborative production – Under the Bed. I first posted about this in April after a session of workshops in Leeds gave rise to this poem & music (words from Dan Mallaghan) which has served as an initial basis for the plays musical and […]

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Choro at Chilli Fiesta

My band The Chorões had a great time performing at the vibrant Chilli Fiesta in Sussex last week. Warming up before our set https://t.co/k2ZE5e4AIZ @westdeangardens — Nicolas Lewis (@_NicolasLewis) August 9, 2015 After filling up on delicious food and catching some other fantastic sets, we finished the day by performing or relaxed yet lively Brazilian tunes as […]

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Choro Live!

My Brazilian street music group The Chorões had it’s first gig late last month. We played as part of Chichester festival in one of the main venues in the city. Our set was an hour of choro and bossa novas, some fun arrangements of Brazilian guitar tunes, and even a couple of solo guitar Villa Lobos […]

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Recording: Villa-Lobos Prelude 5

With The Chorões first performance coming up soon, we’ve been rehearsing a lot over the past couple of weeks, and as part of the program I’ll be performing some Villa-Lobos’ beautiful solo guitar preludes. This is a recording of his Prelude no. 5 from a rehearsal last week. The Prelude is homage to the nightlife […]

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Entanglement

One of my favourite things to do is to write music for just solo guitar. It’s the medium I know the best and it helps to re-order my mind!   This is a resulting piece from one of my little composing sessions.

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Fairytale Lab Workshop

Back in April I spent a day in Leeds, working with the artists from the 154 Collective to workshop of ideas and themes for their upcoming production Under the Bed. Great images from @MatthewWatkins & @benjaminrabe for #fairytalelab@LeedsInspired@leedslibraries starts today! pic.twitter.com/mEIuiCiPqb — 154collective (@154collective) March 30, 2015   It was a joy as always to […]

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New Choro Band

I’ve been working with fellow London based musicians for a little while now on a Brazilian choro music project … here’s a recording form a recent rehearsal: We’re called The Chorões and we’ve got a couple of dates booked for this summer already, plus more gig conformations and a dedicated site coming soon, so keep […]

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Monkey and Wombat Wins!

Amazing news … Monkey and Wombat, the film I worked on with students at Thurstonland school and Big Voice Media last year, has just won the prestigious Golden Morph Award at the IntoFilm awards. The Golden Morph for Best Animation by 12s and Under goes to Monkey & Wombat – Thurstonland School! #IntoFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/u9ytF0PsD0 — Into […]

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Live Cinema in Goole

This past weekend saw the mega success of Walter LemonFace’s second run of full-sized cinema shows. The Junction in Goole hosted us as part of their Takeover Festival for two days of lemon-y, adventuring fun. I was again working with the talented 154 Collective and creating the ever-changing soundtrack live with the help of my guitar […]