Arthur Lewis is a singer-songwriter from Queens with a degree in music from Yale. As a working musician in NYC, he's played whatever role was needed—including pianist, percussionist, guitarist, backup singer, musical director, and composer—for countless musicians, comedians, and theatrical performances.
As a solo performer, Arthur blends his indie soul originals with improvisation, using the songs as springboards to create vocal and instrumental landscapes, with an emphasis on spontaneous melody and open space. He performs regularly with hip-hop freestyle improv comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme, known for their recent sold-out run Off-Broadway, and as part of a duo with rapper/storyteller Joel Leon.
He's self-produced two solo EPs, If We Were, and Demos From Another Life, and he continues to spend time in the studio as a vocalist, keyboardist, and producer.
He tends to be a bit camera-shy, but if you look closely, you can spot him wearing a spectacular denim vest in Across The Universe.
For the nerds, the part I'm proudest of is my custom media aggregator, which pulls tracks from Bandcamp and Soundcloud, and combines them all in one nice compact player, beautifully styled by Bryan. I plan to release the backend code as a Ruby gem sometime soon.