|Saturday 12 January 2019 @ 09:00pm : -
Lewis Clark and The Essentials
Lewis Clark & The Essentials became a fully-fledged band in September 2015. Now Based around the core trio of Lewis Clark (guitar & vocals), Pasquale Votino (double bass) and Tom Gilkes (drums), the group combines their diverse and shared interests in blues, folk and soul to create a dynamic and distinctive live sound. Their musical style draws on their love of rhythm and blues and explores an eclectic range of influences including traditional British folk, latin, American roots music and wider European traditions. The bands will shortly introduce a fourth member to the group on violin.
To promote the release of their first album, Vinyl Love, Lewis Clark & The Essentials undertook a 20 date tour of the South Coast in September 2016. The album was reviewed by R2 National Magazine in the November 2016 edition and the band featured on BBC Introducing in Cornwall. They have received an endorsement from Shubb Capos.
2018 saw the group unveil their latest project 'Vaudeville', which hit the arts centres in a UK tour to tie in with the 250th anniversary of circus music over the summer.