To say I'm passionate about music, is an understatement. Like many singers- there was a time when all I dreamt about was a recording contract with a major record label. Fortunately, through my many musical endeavors-I've come to realize my joy comes through performing and writing great songs. Not waiting on someone to sign me. Without fail...touching people through my music, is a feeling (as any true artist can attest) that is incomparable! I'm also convinced, if we have a gift/dream...we shouldn't wait for opportunities. We should create our own.
As some of you are aware, I've been planning to release a project that represents who I am as a vocalist/songwriter. In other words, I want to present a quality EP with my original songs. I'm enlisting the talent of some amazing musicians and an equally fantastic producer. I'm requesting your assistance, to complete such an endeavor.
Many of you have hired me for gigs, while others have heard me on-stage, via social media or possibly seen/heard me busking. Your comments, likes, smiles & applause has served as encouragement for me to "stay the course" as an artist. If it is within your budget, please extend your support for this project, through a contribution. Any amount gets me a step closer to a professional EP, camera for my youtube channel, ITunes upload etc. No amount is too small- $5.00 can make a huge difference. All proceeds will be used to pay my producer, musicians, studio sessions, a videographer, a venue for the release party, CD's/covers, a website, business cards etc.
Thanks in advance, for your contribution.
Some of my experience includes, but is not limited to...
The W Hotel/Times Square (A Weekly Residency)
The Atlantic Theater
Pier 61 (in Chelsea)
Belleville (in Park Slope)
The Waldorf Astoria
Rockefeller Center's Rooftop
The Pavilion in Central Park
The Boom-Boom Room- (Top of The Standard)
The Herbert Von King Park (Amphitheater)
Cedar Lakes Estate
Spring Studios in TriBeCa
The Living Room
Rockwood Music Hall
Jimmy at The James
The Nuyorican (Banana Pudding Jazz)
House of Blues (California)
Mary Helen's (Virginia)
1st Place in the ACTSO Competion (Virginia)
-In both Vocal Performance & Original Song
*Also, corporate events, private parties, studio sessions, festivals, weddings, subway stations etc.
I've been featured in:
Crush Fanzine- the current issue #12
Timeout Magazine- article/picture
An ad for Jet Blue
A commercial for The Smithsonian (African American Arts Exhibit)
SYMS Magazine- Back Cover
These jobs are not listed to boast, but in an effort to express I am/have been paying dues, and consistently honing my craft. For that, I thank God & am most grateful.
$100- A personal thank you message from me via your social media or email (your choice)
$200- An autographed EP & a personal thank you message from me via your social media, email or phone (your choice)
$500- An autographed EP & photo, a personal thank you via social media, email or phone (your choice), one pass to my CD release party
$1,000- An autographed EP & photo, a personal thank you via social media and phone, 2 passes to my EP release party, your name mentioned on the back of the EP.
The W Hotel/Times Square (weekly residency)
￼￼￼￼￼￼My reaction after finding out I made it through "Hollywood Week" of American Idol
￼￼￼￼￼￼Joined while busking, by the cutest little musician
￼￼￼￼￼￼Performing "I Want To Settle Down", for a Daybreaker Event
￼￼￼￼￼￼A beautiful wedding on Fire Island
￼￼￼￼￼￼Shot for (renowned bassist) Reggie Parker's CD- I'm featured on the title track "Lifetime"
￼￼￼￼￼￼Possible EP Cover (Photographer: Richard Gerst)
￼￼￼￼￼￼Featured Artist for Sofar Sounds
￼￼￼￼￼￼Performance at Park Slope Collegiate- We provided jazz for their production. It was great to be accompanied by my brother- Andre Chez Lewis "Chez" (on keys)
￼￼￼￼￼￼I love to see kids, while busking :)
￼￼￼￼￼￼Atlantic Theater Co Performance- Hosted by: Felicity Huffman
￼￼￼￼￼￼Performed for an awesome book signing
￼￼￼￼￼Vocalist for a lovely wedding
￼￼￼￼Performed at a celebration in Williamsburg
￼￼￼￼￼￼Performance at at a ceremony at The Brooklyn Bridge
￼￼￼￼￼￼Performed For a Manhattan Rooftop Event
￼￼￼￼Possible EP Cover (Photographer: Richard Gerst)
￼Featured in JetBlue Ad- I was gifted free travel anywhere they fly (for 1 year) ✈️
￼Performed at an event hosted by: the talented Sandra Bernhard
￼Performing "Strange Fruit" (Nina Simone's rendition)