Al Lewis (singer-songwriter)
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|Genres||Folk, pop, cymraeg|
He participated in Cân i Gymru in 2007, the 38th edition of the competition. He came second in the competition with the song Llosgi (Burning), jointly composed by Lewis and Arwel Lloyd Owen.
In June 2009, Lewis released his first Welsh language album, Sawl Ffordd Allan, reaching number one in the C2 Radio Cymru Welsh language chart, and the Skin & Bones EP, in collaboration with fellow Welsh singer and songwriter Sarah Howells of Paper Aeroplanes.
Lewis and Howells have also recorded a live video session for the BBC. BBC Radio Wales described his collaboration with Howells as showing "cinematic mainstream melodies reminiscent of James Blunt or Simon and Garfunkel."
Lewis' album, In the Wake, was released in October 2010.
In early 2013, Lewis released his second English language album, which again featured backing vocals from Sarah Howells. The album also features a rerecorded version of Llosgi. The album was produced by Charlie Peacock. The album was recorded at his home studio in Nashville.
By his links in Nashville, Lewis met Mississippi-born singer-songwriter Alva Leigh and they formed the band Lewis and Leigh. As of October 2014 Lewis and Leigh have released a four-track EP, Night Drives. The EP features three original songs and a cover of Wilco's Say You Miss Me.
- Sawl Ffordd Allan (2009), Sain
- In the Wake (2010), ALM
- Ar Gof A Chadw (2011)
- Battles (2013), ALM
- Heulwen o Hiraeth (2014)
- Byw mewn Breuddwyd (2007), ALM
- Dilyn pob Cam (2008), Sain
- One Way Love Affair (2008), ALM
- Skin and Bones (2009), ALM
- Our Lines Remain (2012), ALM
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