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With his formative years spent in Ireland, singer songwriter producer Philip Morgan Lewis grew up in a musical environment, surrounded by blues and New Orleans jazz musicians. His stage debut, aged 10, was at the US Newport Jazz Festival jamming on the Carl Perkins’ classic “Blue Suede Shoes”. His main musical influences, growing up, were his dad’s vinyl collection & reel to reel tapes from the likes of Josh White, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Janis Joplin and Robert Johnson. After a few years playing and recording with various bands whilst studying drama, Lewis signed his first publishing deal and started releasing records.

 

Philip Morgan Lewis began his musician's career with the release of his first EP Philip Morgan Lewis published by Notabene Music a sub division of US music publishing company Carlin Music founded by Freddy Bienstock (Elvis Presley publishing house) The EP was produced by Will Mowat producer/songwriter of British dance band Soul II Soul . Whilst under contract he took part in the writing of French/ Dutch singer Ophelie Winter certified gold number one single Dieu m'a donné la foi and is credited as adaptor of its English original version under the title "Jacks and Aces" released 1996 on East West Records.

Releasing under the  House music label Bamboola Prod he created with DJ Murvin Jay and DJ Mr Suave, Philip wrote, performed and co-produced the song Bahia released as a 12". The record was licensed to Belgium label Soul MGMT, UK house music label Slip 'n' Slide Records, German label Sure Player with a remix from Spanish DJ/producer Dr Kucho! . The song received airplay in the US from DJ Roger Sanchez and in the UK from Annie Mac on BBC Radio One and featured on the compilation CD Klubb Latino 02 (Slip 'n' Slide) and went on featuring on many compilations CDs in the UK, Germany, USA, France and Australia. The second output on Bamboola Prod written and performed by Morgan Lewis was the song "Goodtime" released as a 12" that entered DJ Sven Vath's Top 10.

Philip Morgan Lewis performed live at the Ghent City Parade alongside DJ Darren Emerson of British electronic group Underworld (band) the Liege City Parade and the Rotterdam City Parade. Philip Morgan Lewis released the 12" Life on Belgium label Soul MGMT the song featured as the anthem of the 2006 Paris Technoparade where he performed the closing song on the place de la Bastille and at the official Techno parade party a the Bataclan sharing the bill with DJ Dimitri from Paris and Detroit's Godfather of Techno DJ Juan Atkins leading to a studio collaboration with Philip Morgan Lewis singing backing vocals. His following release Love 12" released on Soul Mgmt  featured remixes from Rodriguez Jr (The Youngsters, Mobilee) and Dr Kucho! (Disc Doctor)

Marking a departure from his electronic music production Philip Morgan Lewis started performing live with a backing band in London headlining venues such as the 100 Club,  Dublin Castle... With the 2013 release of the EP Karma Comedown received the support of UK national radio TeamRock radio with DJ Nicky Horne describing him as a major new talent. Planet Rock (radio station) with DJ Wyatt Wendels featured the Glam rock beat driven titled track Karma Comedown on the new rock show for 7 weeks naming it as one of the top 15 tracks of 2013 and US Blues Rock Review  featured an interview and included the title track in their blues compilation. Philip Morgan Lewis followed up with a string of singles through 2014 including "Six Foot Tambourine", "The whistleblower" and GYB that all received support from Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London, Wyatt Wendels on Planet Rock and a nod from Alice Cooper on his Nights with Alice Cooper and aired in many countries through the Syndicated radio US show Confessing the blues and got Morgan Lewis nominated at the British Blues Awards 4 , and his first feature in British publication Blues Matters! issue 80.

 

2017- 2018 marked the release of his album "Grief Harbour" a 13 track album featuring  singles aired on the BBC and Planet Rock and new songs on London based indie label Moonalizer records receiving airplay from Gary Crowley at BBC Radio London]. The single Sinner garnered airplay across the US through WUCF 89.9fm's Somekestack Lightnin syndicated show. The album received a positive review on Blues Matters! 2018 issue 101 and great reviews from music blogs in the UK.

Production works
Aside from his own projects Philip has produced tracks for bands such as Elephant with Gordon Raphael (The strokes) , Ragmans Daughter (RYP Records) and is now working on the production of TX2 Records new signing Sunnbrella.

TX2 Records

Early 2019 Philip set up the record label TX2 Records with long time friend and music Journalist / promoter Karl Johnson of Hard of Hearing music with the aim of releasing new and exciting bands. The label is focused on physical releases and its first signing was London based artist Sunnbrella. Philip is now producing their first EP.

 

Discography

 

12" vinyls

 

Chill out with me (white label) Instant music messengers 2002

BE Bamboola Prod 2004

Bahia EP remixes Soul MGMT Records ‎ 2005

Bahia Slip 'n' Slide 2005

Goodtime Bamboola Prod 2005

Life Soul MGMT Records ‎ 2005

Say you don't love me Soul MGMT Records 2006

Bahia Remixes Sure Player 2006

Life Remixes Paris Techno Parade Anthem Soul MGMT Records 2006

Love Soul MGMT Records 2006

Wan O "Bikini" Labelbleu Records 2007

 

EPs and Albums

 

Philip Morgan Lewis Nota Bene Music NB001 1998

Reborn Elektronik Soul records 2010

Karma Comedown (Moonalizer Records) 2013

Grief Harbour Moonalizer Records 2017

Grief Harbour Deluxe Moonalizer Records 2018

House Works (Moonalizer Records) 2019


CD Compilations

 

Klubb Latino 02 Slip 'n' Slide ‎ 2005

Klubb Latino La Collection Slip 'n' Slide ‎ 2005

Jam Janiro ‎– Jam Hot TBA‎ 2005

Drop Dead Fabulous Neward Ltd. 2005

Dr. Kucho - Safari Mix Jutonish Essential 2005

12 X 12" Slip 'n' Slide 2006

Slip N Slide Presents Ibiza Vol.3 Slip 'n' Slide 2006

Miami WMC 2006 IDJ (International DJ Magazine) 2006

Xclusive Ibiza Chill Union Square Music 2007

Best Of Sureplayer Part One Sure Player 2009

Best Of Sureplayer Part Two Sure Player 2009

Blues Rock Review sampler Volume 4 Blues Rock review 2013

 

Singles

Karma Comedown (Moonalizer Records) 2013
The whistleblower 
(Moonalizer Records) 2014
GYB (Got You Babe)
(Moonalizer Records)  2014
Six Foot Tambourine
(Moonalizer Records)  2014
Foxes on Red Leaves
(Moonalizer Records) 2017
Sinner
(Moonalizer Records)  2018
Swing by your House
(Moonalizer Records)  2018
Pale Blue Eyes
(Moonalizer Records)  2019

Production Works

Elephant  (RYP records) 2017
Ragmans Daughter (Medicine) 2019
The Maida Vales 2019
Never Never Man (Catch 21 records) 2019