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Charlie Lewis is a composer and pianist based in Cambridge. He draws on a wide range of influences — classical music from the Renaissance to the present day; folk music traditions from around the world; and sound system culture from dub to hiphop, house, jungle and beyond. He has released two solo piano EPs And Begin... (2015) and Uncertain Turns (2016). His commitment to playing living room concerts has seen him become a regular performer at Sofar Sounds in London.

Film compositions include Tarik Berber's hand-drawn animation Dulcitone and Maria Pia Fanigliulo's Fragments of May. His audio logo for Royal National Institute of Blind People has been heard by millions of people affected by sight loss throughout the UK.

Charlie's broad musical outlook has come through performing with a variety of musicians:
Reeps One, Matthew Whitehouse, Fawn, Danny Ladwa, Emma Ballantine, Uppercut Band, Solo Banton, Earl Sixteen, Marla Brown, Hollie Stephenson, Resonators, Lady Leshurr, Portico Quartet, SMB crew, Bad Science, Outerlectuals, Kenny Parrish (Ghost) and Paul Jones (MDS) of Life4Land. As a student at Cambridge, he sang in the world-renowned Choir of Trinity College.

Charlie’s music is special because it gives you space to feel. As I listen my mind unfolds and memories play out. I let them. His tunes are stories our ancestors told but channelled here, today.
— Nick Mulvey