Singing guitarist

Lewis Barfoot

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Singing guitarist
London
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Lewis is a heartfelt soulful nu-folk singer songwriter - using guitar, keys and loops

“Best known for the ethereal poise of her crystal singing voice” Folk and Honey Described by Irish Radio International as a maker of “Delicious music: A massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul”. Half English, Half Irish Nu-folk singer Lewis Barfoot works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound. Frequently compared to the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Ane Brun, and Joni Mitchell. Her first recording, the independently released EP “Catch Me” as heard on Johnny Coppin’s BBC Radio 2 Folk show was described by Invisible Filter as “Utterly brilliant”. She won best Music Video for her single Wise Owl at the LogCinema Film Festival in Miami in Jan 2018. She is currently working on her debut album “Folkalism”and developing a new documentary called "Mother Ireland". Lewis initially read medicine before training as an actor. She is still actively making and directing theatre alongside running workshops in voice and performance and song. Previous singer with the Gaelic ensemble Rún.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk
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Instruments:
Singing guitarist
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Live looping
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Song list

TRAD FOLK SONGS
Cliffs Of Doneen (Irish)
Amhrán Fosuíochta (Irish Gaelic)
Twa Corbies (Scottish)
Bog down in the Valley 'O (Irish)
The Fox (English)
ORIGINAL SONGS
Transmission Complete
Catch Me
Wise Owl
Hecate
Man at the Well
Little Bird
White Dress
Sweet Dreams
Taranaki
Ben and Mary
Noche en Madrid
Teenage Lover
£2700/Bridezilla
Grandfather Rogue
Women of Ireland
Rise Up
Coco Loco
Ballinatray
London Town
Man Cave

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300

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Bob F, 1 year ago

The Prince Albert proved to be the ideal setting for the Lewis Barfoot Trio on a chilly Sunday evening at the end of April. The gig began with Lewis walking on through the audience, singing a traditional Gaelic "herding song" and accompanying herself with subtle tones from a Shruti box. It was an enchanting start to her set of original songs. Lewis Barfoot's music is not easy to categorise. I usually try to avoid using labels as they can obscure more than they explain but in this case a quote from her website seems helpful in understanding her oeuvre - "Folk Meets Quirk". There are certainly elements of traditional and non-traditional folk in many of her songs but there is also a great deal of original Lewis Barfoot "quirk" and highly personal observations. At times she displays a fearless and disarming honesty in her lyrics. Take these from "White Dress" (a song about the funeral of her mother) and her new single. "Are you comfy? Is it cold? Have your bones turned to dust?" However, don't get the impression that Lewis was gloomy or morbid. Far from it! She was very funny and charmed the audience with ease. Other songs included "£2,700" - the price of her wedding dress and a confessional song about turning into a "bridezilla". There were also songs about first love, encounters with a Jay bird and other observations from Lewis's life. She was joined on stage by Maria Rodriguez Reina (cello) and Matt Dibble (clarinet and keyboards) Their brilliant musicianship complimented Lewis's guitar and vocals and gave extra depth and richness to her song arrangements. One highlight of the evening was Matt Dibble's accompaniment to "Transmission Complete". The refrain from the traditional fiddle tune "Farewell to Ireland" played on the clarinet was a delight to the ears. Superb. Lewis is not planning any more gigs in the near future. She is going into the studio to perfect her album "Folkalism", scheduled for release in spring 2019. When she does return to gigging, I urge you to keep an eye out for the Lewis Barfoot Trio and if you fancy an evening of guitar, clarinet, cello, transcendent singing and beautifully crafted songs, you should go and see them. If you don't fancy these things why on earth are you reading this ?