Shannon Lewis

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Tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm a 21 singer/songwriter I was born and raised in the midlands, Leicestershire. My influences are artists Sharon Van Etten, Hayley Hendrickx, Jade Bird, Aldous Harding, Laura Marling. My favourite artist growing up, Bob Dylan. Completely fascinated by his stories - my favourite vinyl, 'Blood on the tracks'

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
I'm unusual, I am a little weird to be around. I'm fun, outgoing and have a lot of time to listen. I play the mouth trumpet.

What’s the back-story on your track 'The Abyss'? Why inspired you to make this?
'The Abyss' was written at a lonely stage. I had just graduated (studying photography) and moved to a new city for a printing job. I lived on my own and just worked on this track after work. It was strange how comforted I was by listening to it. It started with the guitar melody. I mixed and recorded it all in my bedroom. Had help from my friend Mike who mastered it and put the glitchy drums on the record.

What are you working on at the moment?
Currently, about 8 tracks all at the same time. #GOINGNUTS #needhelp

What's the first song you remember hearing?
Its a mixture, I remember as a kid, Shania Twain - You're still the one, Pink - family portrait, Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?
I want to break free - QUEEN

What was the first gig you went to?

Which song do you wish you'd written?
Jen Cloher 'Sensory Memory' or 'One Day' by Sharen Van Etten (my two favourites)

Which song would you like played at your funeral?
THE ABYSS, a live band, with me there as a hologram

What was the first Album you bought?
Damien Rice 'O'

Which song made you want to play music?
I don't know. No one in my family played an instrument I think I just wanted to play guitar. OH sorry, it was most probably Avril Lavigne, or the songs from the film Freaky Friday.

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Date Saturday 4 August 2018 at 14:10
Address victoria park, Bideford, UK, EX39 5JA
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