Michelle Lewis is a Boston-bred, LA-based singer/songwriter and she contacted me after mutual musician friend, Megan O’Neill, suggested I might be interested in arranging a gig for her when she visits the UK later in the year.
I’m always interested in hearing new artists so I listened to Michelle’s music, thoroughly enjoyed her and I know you will too, as she sits very comfortably in the singer/songwriter genre we’ve come to know and love so much here in Billericay.
Michelle is undertaking a four week European tour in the Fall (Autumn) of 2018 to support the release of her forthcoming new album. Michelle will be playing a ‘House Gig’ here at the Rectory on Wednesday 5 September – the first night of the tour! I’ve no doubt this will be a very special evening indeed and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a unique artist you’d ever get to see/hear otherwise.
About House Gigs
A House Gig is a private invitation only gig to the Rectory from Paula and myself. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be considered for a place and I’ll get back to you to confirm your attendance. Maximum two tickets per person – spaces are limited! I usually receive more applicants than places but I do set up a reserve list.
Doors will open at 7.00 pm (or 6.45 pm if you’re so excited you can’t wait or you simply want more drinking time!) and Michelle will play two sets from 7.30 pm (ish!). We’ll provide some hot food during the interval (with a veggie option) all for the amazing price of £15 (payable in advance, please – I’ll give you details about how to pay when your invitation is confirmed). There will also be a reasonably priced honesty bar available!
A House Gig is a cosy (!?) event and, whilst we provide some seating, some of you will be required to sit on a cushion on the floor – we have plenty of these – so you might want to dress accordingly! We always encourage folk to swap around for the second set!
Michelle is an award-winning singer, songwriter and composer. She writes joyful songs that make you cry, and sad songs that leave you smiling. Her music is rich with melody, her lyrics find beauty in sadness. As a storyteller, she writes intensely visual songs that explore the defining moments in burgeoning and breaking relationships.
More polished than folk and more personal than pop, Michelle’s songwriting is uniquely intimate.
Her single, “Run Run Run,” found huge popularity among Boston Marathon runners and was featured on the national cable broadcast of the race. The song’s music video amassed more than 100,000 views in its first month and has more than 370,000 to date.
Michelle is a graduate of the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. She tours frequently across the United States and Europe. Her first release, This Time Around, arrived in 2004. She has been a longtime collaborator with producer Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins), spanning their work on her EPs Broken (2009) and Paris (2011), and her second full-length album, The Parts Of Us That Still Remain (2014).
Michelle Lewis writes happy songs that bring tears, and sad songs that evoke smiles.