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About Harmonica

Singer, guitarist, harmonica player. Cockney knees up performer. Also front up a country/western swing band. Hilarious onstage persona.
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I've been performing on guitar, harmonica and vocals since i was a kid. I have performed in various bands, duos and solo, playing pop, country, blues, jazz, I've sung in a barbershop quartet and enjoy harmonising. In the last few years I've got more interested in comedy music, musichall and cockney repertoire, the lyrics are often well crafted and hilarious, the chord progressions surprising and satisfying, these songs are part of our musical heritage, and not many people are performing them any more, so without hopefully sounding too pretentious, i like to think that i am helping to keep part of our culture alive. My stage persona is dry, witty, I like to interact with an audience and get them singing along. It's quite therapeutic for folks to sing together and I aim to make that happen.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Ragtime, Rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, R&B, Soul, Vintage
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, MC
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Song list

Ain't No Pleasing You: ChasnDave
Any Old Iron: Musichall
Apache: The Shadows
Arthur Daley: Cockney
Always Look On The Bright Side of Life: Monty Python
Billericay Dickie: Blockheads
Blackpool Rock: Musichall
Can't Help Falling In Love: Elvis
C'mon Everybody: Eddie Cochrane
Come Up & See Me: Cockney Rebel
Cupid: Sam Cooke
Daisy: Musichall
Delilah: Tom Jones
Dirty Old Town: Pogues
Doing The Lambeth Walk: Musichall
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: Animals
Ernie, The Fastest Milkman in the West: Benny Hill
Flintstones: TV theme tune
Folsom Prison Blues: Johnny Cash
Ghost Riders In The Sky: Johnny Cash
Girls Talk: Nick Lowe
Green Green Grass Of Home: Tom Jones
Halfway to Paradise: Billy Fury
I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock n Roll: Nick Lowe
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles: Musichall
I'm Henery The Eighth I Am
Irish Rover: Irish
I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts - Musichall
It's A Long Way To Tipperary: Musichall
It's Now Or Never: Elvis
It's Not Unusual: Tom Jones
I Walk the Line: Johnny Cash
Jealous Mind: Alvin Stardust
Knees Up Mother Brown: Musichall
Lazy Sunday Afternoon: Small Faces
London Girls: ChasnDave
Margate: ChasnDave
Marie's The Name: Elvis
Match of the Day: TV theme tune
Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner: Musichall
My Old Man Said Follow The Van: Musichall
My Old Man's A Dustman: Lonnie Donnegan
Oliver's Army: Elvis Costello
Rabbit: ChasnDave
Rawhide: TV Theme Tune
Right Said Fred: Bernard Cribbins
Ring OF Fire: Johnny Cash
Roll Out The Barrel: Musichall
Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town: Kenny Rogers
Run Rabbit Run: Musichall
Sideboard Song: ChasnDave
Steptoe & Son: TV theme tune
Sunny Afternoon: The Kinks
Suspicious Minds: Elvis
Sweet Caroline: Neil Diamond
That's Amore
The Vicar and the Frog: Comedy
The Wanderer: Dion
Top Cat: TV theme tune
Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa: Gene Pitney
Underneath The Arches: Musichall
Up The Junction: Squeeze
Viva Las Vegas
Waiting at the Church: Musichall
Watcha Down The Old Kent Road
Watching The Detectives: Elvis Costello
What A Day For A Daydream: Lovin' Spoonful
You Never Can Tell: Chuck Berry
You're Just Too Good To Be True: Andy Williams
and lots more!


From customers:

Punter P

Brilliant night at the Brewery Tap. (Long may it survive). And long may Harmonica Lewinsky and his musical colleagues survive. Chas and Dave's Margate had the whole pub rockin' and almost rollin, The mixture of Cockney and Elvis (Costello and Presley) went down a treat. A great night was had by all. JohnnyK.

Punter F

Just recently, the wife and I settled down to watch Harmonica Lewinsky at the Owlsworld tent at the Rickmansworth Canal Festival. Ha ha; bloody hell :-D Now, *there's* someone successfully mining the music hall/rockney/Americana/Tottenham-to-Hemel mash-up seam, with a guitar, a box of harmonicas and a flat cap his only tools; there’s not many of his kind left these days. Top marks also for his stage persona—that of a man so used to hostile audiences that's he's willing to create one for himself if necessary :-D—which made for an inordinately entertaining hour. The wife and I even danced a bit: we were meant to do a conga, but instead we did a messy foxtrot to “My Old Man’s a Dustman” because, when in Rome, you’ve got to have a right old proper cockney knees up. Or something. Very enjoyable indeed.

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