Mike Lewis (musician)
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|Birth name||Michael Richard Lewis|
|Born||17 August 1977|
|Genres||Alternative metal, nu metal, alternative rock, hard rock|
|Instruments||Rhythm guitar, bass|
|Labels||Visible Noise, Columbia|
|Associated acts||Lostprophets, Public Disturbance|
Lewis studied civil engineering for a year before turning to music. His mother was a shop assistant, and his father worked in management for a chemical company. Lewis attended Hawthorn High School in Pontypridd, where he was in the same year as former bandmate Ian Watkins. His favourite subjects were science and history. His first concert, as a concertgoer, came when he saw Tesla at St David's Hall.
Before Lostprophets, Lewis and Ian Watkins were bandmates in a band called Public Disturbance. He was initially the bassist for Lostprophets, but soon became the rhythm guitarist, with Stuart Richardson replacing him on bass.
In September 2006, Lewis married his girlfriend, Amber Payne. They now reside in Malibu, California. On 24 February 2009, he confirmed on his Facebook page that he and his wife were expecting their first child.
Lewis is an avid Star Trek fan and owns a Star Trek uniform. He is a lifelong Everton fan. He surfs Santa Monica beach almost every day when he is at home. It was previously reported that Lewis was once a vegan who turned vegetarian, but in an interview with The Rock Radio Station in New Zealand, it was revealed that was not the case. He stated to the hosts that he enjoys his steak cooked "medium rare".
- Public Disturbance
- 4-Way Tie Up (1997)
- UKHC Compilation (1997)
- Victim of Circumstance (1998)
- Possessed to Hate (1999)
- Ushering In a New Age Of Quarrel - a UKHC Tribute to the Cro-Mags (1999)