Michael Lewis - Session Guitarist & Live Performance
PROFILE PERFORMANCES RECORDING BIO MICHAEL'S GEAR ENDORSEMENTS CONTACT/BOOK

 
 
 
 Listen to Michael Lewis' Session Work:

MICHAEL'S SESSION DEMO

 21 cuts from various projects Michael has played on

©2004 Jazz For Jesus Music ASCAP for demo purposes only, downloading for any other use is prohibited.

Michael Lewis on Nylon String Guitar 05

 Recent session work featuring Michael on a nylon string acoustic guitar
 

 

   
   GUITAR DEMO

 Michael Lewis Profile

Location

Nashville, TN area
Primary Instrument Guitar -- electric and acoustic
Secondary Instrument Electric Bass
Other Instruments Keyboards, acoustic piano, percussion sequencing
Vocalist Lead & Background
Session Experience 19 years
Started Guitar Age 5
First Lessons Age 11
Formal Instruction San Jose City College jazz program, Nashville Jazz Workshop
Teaching Background Instructor for guitar and bass at Musician's Friend in Medford, OR
Favorite Movies Remember The Titans, The Passion of the Christ, You've Got Mail, The Emperor's New Groove.
Favorite TV Shows Hogan's Heroes, The Wild, Wild, West.
 

 

RECORDING BIO
Styles Michael Has Recorded
Contemporary Jazz/Blues, R&B, Pop, Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Contemporary Country, Big Band Jazz, Jazz, Contemporary Christian, New Age Jazz, Fusion
Recording Formats Available In House
Digital Performer 4.6 w/MOTU 2408 MkII interface
Pro Tools 6.7 w/Digi 002R. Focusrite A to D converter or Tascam DM-24 console as the front end.
ADAT Type II (20 bit) XT-20
Computer Platform: Mac G5
File Formats: SDII, Aiff, WAV etc.. up to 96K 24 bit
Plug Ins: Waves Gold Bundle, Focusrite D2/D3, Bomb Factory
Preamps and Compressors: Avalon, GML, Manley, Focusrite and TLA
Recording Experience
Michael Lewis is currently signed with Spirit Jazz Records. He has also recorded albums for: 
Major Label Projects: Jamie Slocum (Curb Records), Created To Praise (Brentwood/Provident)
'One Music' Production Music Library (music beds) and Market Image Inc. of Nashville (jingles)
Commercial Recordings: McDonalds, and many regional commercials nationwide.
Independent Recordings: Michael has recorded, engineered, produced and sang on a countless number of demos, commercials and independent records.
SESSION OPTIONS
Will work with files sent over the internet? yes
Tape format? yes -- ADAT - 16 or 20 bit.  
Can send sound files via mail? yes
Will travel to sessions? yes
Available for live performances? yes
STUDIO INFORMATION 
Michael uses an extensive studio setup with Pro Tools 002R, MOTU DP 4.5, w/2408, Tascam DM-24 96K, Roland M-1000 and Yamaha 01V digital consoles, outboard gear, Synths etc.
Microphones: Neumann U-87, AKG C-12, C451's, C1000, Earthworks QTC-30, Shure SM-81

  GUITAR DEMO

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Michael Lewis has performed in 40 States and in Europe.
SOLO PERFORMANCES
Hundreds of solo performances in the US from Brewer, Maine to San Diego, CA and from Seattle, WA to Boca Raton, FL. International perfromances in Norway, Germany and Switzerland.
BAND PERFORMANCES
Michael performs with many different groups in the Middle Tennessee area on a regular basis... Including:
MICHAEL LEWIS & ONE STREET OVER (since 1997)- recent performances Include: Watertown Jazz Festival, ongoing performances at the Gibson Showcase and more. For more info on Michael's Band, "One Street Over" -- click here.
RADIO DAZE BIG BAND -Nashville, TN (8+ years). Venues included Franklin Jazz Festival, Clarksville Music Festival, SummerLights in Nashville, Miss Nashville Beauty Pageant, Caffe' Millano, Austin Peay University, and many more...
John Mazzei -- Sacramento River Jazz Festival - California
William Richardson -- Murfreesboro Jazz Festival, Talk of the Town TV program - Nashville, TN
Jamie Slocum's band -- Christian Artists Seminar of the Rockies - Estes Park, CO
Rod Lee at The Backyard - Austin, TX and the French Quarter Cafe - Nashville, TN
Chris Blizzard -Mere Bulles - Nashville, TN
Stacy Mitchhart and Blues-U-Can-Use at the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar - Nashville, TN
CHRISTIAN BAND PERFORMANCES
Jamie Slocum -Curb Records / Dove Nominee
Christian Artists Seminar of the Rockies - Estes Park, CO
Hosanna Integrity Music Conferences (Leader of the worship band) with Don Moen, Randy Rothwell, Gary Sadler
Promise Keepers Regional Conferences
GMA Week performances 1997
Michael leads the worship band for the Lifeteen program in Clarksville, TN on Sunday nights when he is in town.
Worship Services at Belmont Church, a world outreach in Nashville, TN with Rob Frazier.
First Church Of The Nazarene, Medford, OR ('93-94) (Leader of the worship band)
Leadership Conference in Evansville, IN with David Hampton and the Christ Community Worship team
Worship services with the Christ Community worship team led by Ingrid Dumosch
Worship service at Brentwood First Baptist with David Hamilton
Worship Band at Applegate Christian Fellowship - Ruch, OR
Life-Teen Worship Band Guitarist - Madison, TN 2003

  GUITAR DEMO

 

 

 PERSONAL GEAR / GUITAR RIG
 AMPS and PREAMPS
FUCHS Overdrive Supreme Hand Tuned 100w and 30w Heads w/Fuchs 212 and custom made 210 and 410 cabinets
Fuchs modified Mesa Boogie Mk1 combo w/EV 12
GUITARS
Michael Lewis uses studio quality instruments including Taylor acoustics with several wood configurations, Taylor nylon string, Gibson Les Paul, 335, 175 and Fender Strat.
BASS GUITAR
 1) Yamaha Nathan East 5-string
EFX - RACK & PEDAL BOARD
Rack Effects: Rocktron Intellifex, Yamaha SPX-900, Boss CE-300 Super Chorus, TC Electronics Triple C Compressor
Complete Pedal Board interchangable with any of my effects: Ibanez TS-808 Tube screamer (the original), Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer, Ibanez stereo chorus, DOD Milk Box compressor, Boss Comp/Sustainer, Danelectro -- Chili Dog (octave), Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q , Psycho Flange, Reverse Delay, Sitar Simulator, Boss Loop Factory, Adrenalinn II
KEYBOARDS
 Yamaha C-7E Grand piano
 Korg Triton Rack
 Ensoniq EPS 16 plus sampler
 Korg M3R
 Roland JX-10 Super JX
 Yamaha TX 802
 Native Instruments B-4
 Native Instruments Absynth
 Stylus R.M.X Realtime Groove Module
 Yamaha RX-5
 Roland Octapad
 Roland R-8M

   
  GUITAR DEMO
MICHAEL'S BAND

To Book a Concert or a Session or for more information:
  E-mail:bookings@michaellewismusic.com
Please email us with your phone contact information and the best times we can reach you.
Rushing Wind Music
PO Box 776
Pleasant View, TN 37146
   

Soundbites
1) Song Title: O Little Town Of Bethlehem 
Style: R&B/smooth jazz   
Instruments Played: Yamaha Electric, Taylor Acoustic, 5 string Fretless, synth

SESSION GUITARIST  MICHAEL LEWIS ARTIST ENDORSEMENTS

 

Michael Lewis is a Fuchs Amp Dealer

ORDERING INFO
 
** Hire Michael as a session 
guitarist on your next project! 
LISTEN TO A DEMO 
of Michael's Guitar/Session Work
FUCHS Custom Guitar Amps 
"the best sounding amps I've
ever heard." --Michael Lewis
TAYLOR GUITARS
maker of some of the world's 
finest acoustic guitars
ELIXIR GUITAR STRINGS
Voted the #1 string 3 years in a 
row by Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 
Players Choice Awards

When time allows, Michael enjoys studying jazz at the Nashville Jazz Workshop founded and directed by Roger Spencer and Lori Mechem. Michael has performed with the Pat Matheny and John Scofield ensembles (instructed by UT grad Shane Roberts), the Brecker Brothers ensemble (instructed by Mark Douthit, a well known session saxophone player) and the Brazilian ensemble instructed by session percussionist Dan Sherrill and Lori Mechem (a master keyboardist). "I highly recommend the program to anyone wanting to develop their skill in the area of jazz." -- Michael Lewis

Nashville Jazz Workshop website www.NashvilleJazz.org 
Email: info@NashvilleJazz.org or Phone: 615-242-JAZZ

 
 

 

 
 Home Page  Michael Lewis Music distribution  Pro Music Gear Family Gift Shop supports Michael Lewis Music Ministry  Michael Lewis Album Covers designed by
Michael Lewis Music
Spirit Jazz Records
Music Gear for Sale
Awesome America Gifts
WindSong Graphics
 HOMEMICHAEL'S BANDCONCERT CALENDARGEAR FOR SALECOMMERCIAL MUSICSTUDIO
BOOKINGGUITARISTALBUMS / MP3sFUCHS AMPSMUSIC MINISTRYGIFT SHOP
 GUITAR DEMO
  Top 100 Guitar Sites!
 ©2004 Michael Lewis Music Web Design by WindSong Graphics