Heartfelt, enchanting & enigmatic Nu-folk singer Lewis brings her “Summer Sunday’s Tour” to 11 UK venues this summer. Playing songs from her debut EP “Catch Me” and brand new material including indie-folk-pop song “Sweet Dreams”
“Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul, and we slip into a state of contented relaxation induced by Lewis Barfoot’s musical hypnotism” Irish Radio International
Haunting, ethereal & playful in equal measure, Lewis’ voice is deeply ensconced in the roots of Folk. Drawing inspiration from her Irish roots, her father’s fingerpicking guitar & from singing with the gaelic ensemble Rún; with whom she performed at Glastonbury, Lovebox & The Union Chapel before going solo.
‘Catch Me’ was produced by Lewis Barfoot & Alex Forster. 2016. Words, music, vocals & guitar by Lewis Barfoot. Guitar & vocals by Joshua Flowers. Guitar by Xabier Mera. Clarinet & piano by Matt Dibble. Cello by Maria Rodriguez Reina. Recorded & mixed by Alex Forster. Mastered by Pete Maher. Artwork by Raphy Mendoza. Photo by Patrick Dodds.
Stories behind the Songs
In 2013, Lewis visited 21 countries in 11 months. She wrote a song in every country, or rather the songs wrote themselves. Sometimes they were directly inspired by the country: by the people she met, the stories and folk tales she heard. “Catch Me” is a collection of 5 of these songs taking you on a Vocal Voyage around the globe from Ireland to New Zealand, America, Spain & Russia.
Taranaki: (03:33) New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. Written in celebration of a Powhiri where Lewis was welcomed by the local Maori community. Man at the Well: (04:04) Written on the hottest day of the year at an ancient holy well, St Patricks Well, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland. It’s summer, it’s over 30 degrees. I’ve just met
the self-appointed keeper of the well: a charming, balding fella, with bright blue eyes, the vitality of a teenager and the deep wisdom of an ancient sage. We drink fresh cool well water together, he speaks of bygone days whilst I dissolve into the comfort afforded to strangers when they share a moment of unexpected deep connection.
Ben and Mary: (03:17) Columbus, Ohio, America. Written in the vibrant university town in early spring. The sunshine, blue skies and pink cherry blossoms filled the air with fragrant possibility. Young hipsters hung out on the streets and shared ice cream from the best Ice cream Parlour in the world, Jeni’s. I was performing at the Wexner Arts and was dead excited because there was a film tribute to Brazilian Bossanova legend Carlos Jobim, (“The Girl from Ipanema”) There was a post film discussion led by director Nelson Periera dos Santos & I had complimentary tickets. I missed it, but the Bossanova had got into my blood & there was no stopping me. Ben and Mary was born.