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Eliot Lewis 

 

Eliot Lewis 
Sunday Oct. 16, 2022 at 7:00pm
The Knight Stage

Eliot Lewis has a career most musicians could only dream about. 

A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Eliot Lewis has toured all over the world as a member of the Daryl Hall & John Oates band, as well as a key member of the Scottish funk outfit, The Average White Band. Eliot has also been the only musician to appear on Daryl Hall’s incredibly popular, "Live From Daryl's House” show all while keeping his own solo career going at a seemingly impossible pace. 

Over the course of his career he has worked with the music business’ elite including, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Cheap Trick,Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many others. 

"Eliot is a musician who can do it all, great singer, songwriter and guitarist. He rocks and he's got soul. No one does it quite like him" - Daryl Hall 

Having mastered four instruments over the course of his career; guitar, keyboard, bass and drums, Eliot’s shows will find him moving from one instrument to another, even playing several at once. If Eliot plays a cover song, it’s typically a song he’s performed with that artist.                                                                                                                                               

Equally at home in front of 100 or 15,000, Eliot has performed on the worlds most legendary stages, including Madison Square Garden, Japan’s Budokan, Red Rocks, The Hollywood Bowl as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many others. 

Eliot has carved out his own distinctive brand of rock & soul and has written, performed and produced all of his Cd’s including the brand new and first ever all instrumental “Sonic Soldier” 

“Songs come from the inside out. I think my main goal is to convey these little slices of life. Most of my songs are written about my own experiences and situations.” 

There are many who shaped Eliot’s music and writing. As a guitar player, definitely Jeff Beck who I've been listening to all my life, as well as Billy Gibbons who I had the great fortune of working with recently, and Peter Frampton who I actually jammed with when I was 14 yrs old. I had the amazing experience of meeting and seeing many influential artists when I was a kid mainly at Madison Square Garden in New York City. A place I just played with Hall & Oates which was a lifetime dream. One of the first writers to inspire me to write songs was Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, another favorite band of mine that I just worked with on Live From Daryl's House. 

Earlier in his career Eliot worked alongside the late Dan Hartman and performed on several hit songs produced by Hartman including Tina Turner’s “Simply The Best” and Joe Cocker’s “Unchain my Heart”

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