Graham Lewis

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Graham Lewis
Graham Lewis sep 2013.jpg
Lewis performing in September 2013
Background information
Born (1953-02-22) 22 February 1953 (age 66) Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.
OriginEngland
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsBass guitar, vocals, guitar, keyboards
LabelsMute Records
Associated actsWire, He Said, Dome, Duet Emmo

Graham Lewis (born Edward Graham Penelope Lewis, 22 February 1953) is an English musician.

Lewis is the bassist with punk rock/post-punk band Wire,[1] a band formed in 1976.

Biography[edit]

On Wire's first studio album Graham Lewis was credited as Lewis; he continued to be known by this abbreviation; however some subsequent record credits give his full name.[citation needed]

He worked on other music projects, such as Dome (with fellow Wire member B.C. Gilbert),[1] Duet Emmo, P'o, Kluba Cupol, Ocsid (with Jean-Louis Huhta), Where Everything Falls Out (with Kenneth Cosimo and Anna Livia Löwendahl-Atomic), He Said Omala, and Halo. His solo projects have been He Said and Hox.

With bandmate Matthew Sims, Mike Watt (Minutemen) and Bob Lee (The Black Gang), Lewis formed FITTED[2] and released their first album First Fits in November 2019.[3]

Graham studied textiles at Middlesex Polytechnic in London in the early seventies. He later switched to fashion but formed the band before he was able to have a substantial career in this world. The time at art school was very influential on his later music as he was able to go and see a range of bands (usually pub bands) including Kilburn and the High Roads, Ramones, Dr Feelgood etc.

Lewis currently lives in Uppsala, Sweden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neate, Wilson. "Graham Lewis: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ Pearis, Bill (21 August 2019). "FITTED, ft. Mike Watt & members of Wire, share first single from debut LP". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  3. ^ Phillips, Marc (23 October 2019). "Fitted, First Fits - The Vinyl Anachronist". Part-Time Audiophile. Retrieved 9 November 2019.