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Simon Kinny-Lewis

Simon Kinny-Lewis

Jun 7th 2018 @ Armando's

Martinez, CA
I Was There
About Simon Kinny-Lewis
Genres:
Blues, Rock, Soul
Band Members:
Simon Kinny-Lewis
Hometown:
Bathurst, Australia

Simon Kinny-Lewis takes the audience with him on a seismic journey of compelling, blues guitar – along with a voice that Steve Lukather (Toto, Michael Jackson), describ...
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Armando's ( Walter Jebe + Simon Kinny-Lewis )
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
8:00 PM
Armando's
707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez, CA 94553
Walter Jebe ( USA ) + Simon Kinny-Lewis ( AUS )
Simon Kinny-Lewis is one of the new breed of blues guitarists making his mark worldwide. He takes the audience with him on a seismic journey of compelling blues guitar – along with a voice that Steve Lukather (guitarist Toto, Michael Jackson, Ringo Starr) describes as being similar to American blues star Joe Bonnamassa.
Simon’s own original brand of contemporary blues and rock has created a loyal fan-base of guitar enthusiasts around the globe. He has performed and recorded with highly regarded musicians such as Chris Cain, Anton Davidyants, Nate Ginsberg (Herbie Hancock’s band), Christian Howes, Simeon Cain (Henry Rollins Band) and more.
He has produced five albums to date with his most recent “Catfish” reaching #1 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts. His 2016 electric album “ Street Blues also made it to the # 3. His debut band album “Bad Whisky” is due for release mid 2018. A musician who naturally turns heads at some of Australia’s biggest festivals, he will be sharing the stage with one of San Francisco’s tastiest slide Guitarist’s Walter Jebe.
Walter has been part of the San Francisco music scene for over 40 years. He has opened for Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Chris Cain and Joe Louis Walker. He has performed with Steve Freund, Chris Cain, Kid Andersen and Johnny Nitro and many more....
Festivals performed at include; Monterey Blues Festival, Sonoma Blues Festival, Oakland Heritage Festival plus countless clubs and radio stations.

He can be seen performing regularly at The Saloon in SF, Club Fox in Redwood City, Poorhouse Bistro in San Jose.
Endorsements;
Steve Luthaker (guitarist for Toto) comments on Simon Kinny-Lewis’s brand new album “Street
Blues”
“Great man. Your voice has a little Bonnamassa in it...which is cool. Love the tune too. KILLER solo!
T.J. Helmerich - producer/engineer for artists Steve Vai, Victor Wooten, and Tribal Tech says this about Simon’s 2015 release “Strat Attack”...

“Simon’s releases never cease to amaze me! This one is my favourite I think... love the writing, and the players. Simon’s guitar talents truly shine on this, as he effortlessly navigates through tricky progressions with fire, grace and taste!”
Christian Howes - leading jazz violinist and professor at the Berklee College of Music. His artistic collaborators have included Les Paul, Greg Osby, Robben Ford, to name a few writes....

“One of the most soulful guitar players on the planet!”
Simon Cotsworth - Producer/Engineer (Seal, Santana, Benson, Ritenour and Simon Kinny-Lewis)
 “What I look for is timing and performance..and Simon is top on both of those.”
Vicente Zúmel - “La Hora del Blues” (Barcelona)

“Simon appears as a good poet and storyteller, but also as an excellent composer, an impressive singer and a first class guitar player. A magnificent, sophisticated album that in every note gives off a delightful fragrance.”
Darren Jack (Multi-award winning Australian Blues Guitarist)

“This is a very strong album from a seasoned player who has obviously worked hard. Impressive songwriting, soulful vocalist and a world-class guitar player”.
Paul J. O’Brien (Multi-award winning Australian Blues Guitarist)

On “Street Blues” SKL reveals himself to be the true triple threat. World class guitar player and vocals, but crucially, the songs to sell it all. Awesome!”
Steve Edmonds (Guitarist to some of Australia’s finest recording artists - Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Billy Thorpe, Delta Goodram and more)

“Street Blues” is a beautifully produced album that is a fantastic listening experience. Full of great original songs and choice covers. A perfect vehicle for Simon’s clever writing, soulful singing and killer modern blues guitar playing. Love it!”
Shane Pacey (Voice and guitar of The Bondi Cigars)

“Really dug Simon’s CD. A little more sophistication than is usual in blues from Australia.”
Dave Roman (2SSR’s “Mystery Train” (FM 99.7 Sutherland Shire Radio)

"Outstanding! It has such a strong presence to it, beautifully produced and the musicianship by Simon Kinny-Lewis and his band is brilliant. The range of tracks covering some classic funky blues, stadium type ‘anthem rock’, and more ‘ballady’ type songs really showcases his maturity as one of the best musicians in Australia.”
Gail Page - (Leading Australian Blues Vocalist and Finalist ‘The Voice’ Australia) “Listening to Simon Kinny-Lewis’s album got me excited. Beautiful! I’ve got loads of respect for his musicality.”
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About Simon Kinny-Lewis
Genres:
Blues, Rock, Soul
Band Members:
Simon Kinny-Lewis
Hometown:
Bathurst, Australia

Simon Kinny-Lewis takes the audience with him on a seismic journey of compelling, blues guitar – along with a voice that Steve Lukather (Toto, Michael Jackson), describ...
Read More