Jona Lewie

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Jona Lewie
Jona Lewie.jpg
Lewie in 2010
Background information
Birth nameJohn Lewis
Born (1947-03-14) 14 March 1947 (age 72)
Southampton, England
GenresPop, rock, new wave, blues
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar
Years active1967–present
LabelsStiff Records, Sonet Records, Union Square Music
Associated actsKeef Trouble
Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs
Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts, Bob Hall, Wreckless Eric, Lene Lovich, Wilgar Campbell, Martin Stone, Jools Holland
Websitejonalewie.com

Jona Lewie (born John Lewis, 14 March 1947 in Southampton, England) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1980 UK hits "You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" and "Stop the Cavalry".[1]

Career[change | change source]

In 1969, as a singer/songwriter, he made compositions and recordings for the compilation album I Asked For Water She Gave Me ... Gasoline on the Liberty/UA label. Other compositions in 1969 were for the album These Blues is Meant to Be Barrel Housed on the Yazoo/Blue Goose label in New York, still as a solo artist known as John Lewis.

Albums[change | change source]

  • Alias Jona Lewie (1975)
  • On the Other Hand There's a Fist (1978)
  • Gatecrasher (compilation of singles for Sonet, 1980)
  • Heart Skips Beat (1982)
  • Optimistic (1993)
  • Ukephoric: The London Ukulele Festival 2009 (2010)

References[change | change source]

  1. "JONA LEWIE". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.

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