Al Lewis is a singer/songwriter originally from North Wales. As a bilingual writer and performer, Al has so far released a total of 5 albums, his debut English language album In the Wake was nominated for the inaugural Welsh Music Prize and his Welsh language album Heulwen o Hiraeth was nominated for the National Eisteddfod Welsh Album of the Year prize. Al has spent multiple weeks on the Welsh Language Charts and scooped the award for ‘Best Male Artist’ two years in a row at the BBC Radio Cymru Awards.
Gathering support and praise from eminent DJs such as BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long and Dermot O’Leary, Al has also received support from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and Bob Harris, all of whom have championed Al’s music on their respective BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 Music shows. Al was also invited by Bob Harris and BBC Introducing to perform a showcase at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville.
Al has opened for the legendary Jools Holland playing shows across the UK, culminating in a sold-out performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. One of Al’s biggest successes so far was his Christmas single based upon the Dylan Thomas short story, 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'.
Al is also a fervent collaborator – as one half of both the award-winning duo Lewis & Leigh with Alva Leigh whose debut album Ghost came out to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and GLASLYN his latest project with soundscape artist Kayla Painter.