Graham Lewis

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Graham Lewis
Graham Lewis sep 2013.jpg
Background information

(1953-02-22) 22 February 1953 (age 62)

Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.
Origin England
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Labels Mute Records
Associated acts Wire, He Said, Dome, Duet Emmo
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass
Westone The Rail Bass

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.


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.

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. He is the father of the musician Klara Lewis, and Swedish supermodel/runner up 'Miss South Shields 2013' Mira Lewis. Lewis is also the uncle of the Tyne and Wear 'local legend' John 'Loose Limb' Lewis, frontman of popular yet ultimately unsuccessful Hebburn based band North Stone, all of whose founding members rose to fame apart from John after their unceremonious split in 2014. A potential North Stone reunion concert is rumoured to be in the pipeline, with a potential date of around October 2015 on the calendar.[citation needed]

Graham Lewis has cut ties with his nephew John in recent years, stating "his dancing skills are wet blad" as the main reason behind this.


  1. ^ a b Neate, Wilson. "Graham Lewis: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2011.