Jona Lewie

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Jona Lewie
Lewie in 2010
Background information
Birth name John Lewis
Born 14 March 1947 (1947-03-14) (age 70)
Southampton, England
Genres Pop, rock, new wave, blues
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, guitar
Years active 1967–present
Labels Stiff Records, Sonet Records, Union Square Music
Associated acts Keef Trouble
Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs
Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts, Bob Hall, Wreckless Eric, Lene Lovich, Wilgar Campbell, Martin Stone, Jools Holland
Website jonalewie.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. http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/jona%20lewie/. Retrieved 17 December 2014.

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