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||Guitar, bass guitar|
|Labels||Visible Noise, Columbia|
|Associated acts||No Devotion, Lostprophets, Public Disturbance|
Michael Richard Lewis (born 17 August 1977) is a musician. He is best known as the former rhythm guitarist for the Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets and the current rhythm guitarist for No Devotion.
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. After the split of Lostprophets in 2013, Mike Lewis became the manager to a few smaller bands. 1 May 2014 it was announced that the former members of Lostprophets have formed a new band and are writing new music. On 1 July 2014, the new band No Devotion released their first single, 'Stay'.
In September 2006, Lewis married his girlfriend, Amber Payne. They now reside in Malibu a few streets away from bandmate Jamie Oliver. 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)
- "Lostprophets – Mike Lewis". BBC Wales. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- "Lostprophets members form new band & are writing music – BBC Newsbeat". Bbc.co.uk. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
- "LeeGaze on Twitter: @AnarchaBarista @guardianmusic Thanks Ant! Can't wait to get back out there". Twitter.com. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-24.