If you’re looking for a experienced, fun, reliable, versatile and extremely talented solo, duo, trio or full band act for your event, Mikael Lewis is your man. With over 25 years experience, Mikael Lewis has a long list of satisfied clients including Toyota, NuSkin, Hyatt Hotels, Harmon's Grocery, Cognition Winery, CRH plc, Summit Events, St. Regis Deer Valley, Montage Park City, Solitude Resort, US Acute Care Solutions, Viant, Amgen, Sundance Resort, Hotel Park City, Self Care Sanctuary, Lespri Steak and Sushi, Even Stevens, Molly Bloom's Irish Pub and Handle Restaurant.
Mikael performs many different styles including classic rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz; electric or acoustic.
Mikael is one of those musicians who can play for any and all crowds. He is so flexible and can work in any location as well as change his repertoire based on the client's needs in an instant.
Response from Mikael Lewis Music:
You are awesome. Thank you for this lovely review. It’s always a pleasure working with you.
If you have not had the pleasure to hear him- ein to do it! Mikael is not only a great singer, guitarist and composer he is a wonderful entertainer! We had him perform for our business function and our customers loved him and he interacted with our customers and charmed them all.
Great talent and an even better person! He is performing for us again this year !
Mikael was everything I hoped for! I hired him to play at my wedding reception at the Hotel Park City. He did an amazing job adapting to the environment whether it was playing through dinner or for dancing afterwards. He asked ahead of time if I had any special songs I needed him to learn but by chance he knew everything I needed him to! All of my guests were impressed and thought he was perfect! Would definitely recommend him to anyone and would use him again for any special event!
Response from Mikael Lewis Music:
Aww...thank you Shan. You’re wedding party was awesome and it was a pleasure playing for you all.
What to Expect
As a former event planner himself, Mikael Lewis knows well what an event planner expects from an performer. When you hire Mikael Lewis you can expect punctuality, professionalism, presentability, good humor and high level performance. Mikael will consult with you regarding your attendee demographics (age, education level, musical preferences, etc) . He will know what time you expect him to be set up and always be dressed appropriately for the occasion.
Need a solo singer/guitarist or band for your private event? With a plethora of funky popular songs and cover tunes, Mikael Lewis is available for private events such as weddings, corporate functions, restaurants and parties. Recent clients include: Toyota, NuSkin, Dejoria Center, Hyatt Hotels, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, MarshBerry, Viant, Amgen, Sundance Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Montage Resort, Solitude Resort, and Take Shape for Life.
Mikael Lewis performs poetic tales of travel, loss, hopeful dreams, love, humanity, and the evolving beauty of life. These musical landscapes are supported by an adept, rhythmic, and percussive guitar style reminiscent of Lewis’ musical heroes Lindsay Buckingham (of Fleetwood Mac), Ani DiFranco, Peter Mulvey and Canadian troubadour Bruce Cockburn. Lewis carries his tunes with a laid back, soulful voice referencing Sam Cooke, Beck, Michael Stipe, and the occasional spoken word of Johnny Cash.
Since picking up his first guitar, Lewis has been skillfully blending elements of Folk, Lo-fi, Rock and Americana with subtle hints of Jazz, Funk and World Music. He has toured extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and the US both as a solo artist and with his bands Fyre & Reign and Bucket of Witches. Lewis has shared the stage with such greats as The Gin Blossoms, Eddie from Ohio, Cory Mon, John Hammond, Irish troubadour Brian Kennedy and English folk legend Nick Harper. Lewis makes his home in the Rocky Mountains of Utah where he performs as a solo artist and as guitarist for soul/funk/R&B band, Certified.
Additional Booking Notes
Mikael Lewis typically provides all necessary professional grade sound equipment (Speakers, mixer, cables, microphone, stands, etc). On rare occasions when the selected venue already has appropriate sound equipment in house, Mikael's fee may be adjusted accordingly. Mikael will work directly with the venue to ensure proper equipment is available. Mikael will always provide backup equipment to ensure that technical hiccups will not delay your event.
Mikael plays professional grade guitars from manufacturers such as Teton, Tanglewood, Fender, Washburn and Paul Reed Smith Guitars. Mikael uses Shure microphones and Yamaha mixers.
Mikael pulls from an extensive and constantly growing list of songs, but a typical set would include classic and modern favorites such as:
3 more days-Ray Lamontagne
6th Avenue Heartache-The Wallflowers
Ain’t it Fun-Paramore
Aint no Sunshine When She’s Gone-Bill Withers
All Along the Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix
Always Look on the Brightside of Life-Monty Python
And on a Rainy Night-Shawn Mullins
Ants Marching-Dave Mathews Band
Back in the USSR-Beatles
Beg, Steal, Borrow-Ray LaMontagne
Billy Jean-Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Burning Down the House-Talking Heads
Cold, Cold Ground-Tom Waits
Crash Into Me-Dave Mathews Band
Don’t Let Me Down-Beatles
Don’t Stop-Fleetwood Mac
D’Yer Mak’r-Led Zeppelin
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter -Pearl Jam
Fell in Love with a Girl-White Stripes/Joss Stone
Fire and Rain -James Taylor
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
Foxy Lady-Jimi Hendrix
Free Fallin’-Tom Petty
Groove is in the Heart -DeeLite
Hard To Handle-Otis Redding
Harvest Moon-Neil Young
Heart Attack and Vine-Tom Waits
Hey, Hey What Can I Do-Led Zeppelin
Hey Jealousy-Gin Blossoms
Hey Joe -Jimi Hendrix
Hony Tonk Women-Rolling Stones
How Come-Ray LaMontagne
I Shot the Sherrif-Bob Marley
I Wanna Be Like You (Junglebook)-Louis Prima
I Wish-Stevie Wonder
I Won’t Back Down-Tom Petty
I’m Too Sexy-Right Said Fred
In the Midnight Hour-Wilson Pickett
Into the Mystic-Van Morrison
I’ll Follow You into the Dark-Deathcab for Cutie
It’s Probably Me-Sting
Keep on Rocking in the Free World-Neil Young
King of the Road-Roger Miller
Let it Be-Beatles
Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
Light You Up-Shawn Mullins
Listen to the Music-Doobie Brothers
Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix
Long Train Running-Doobie Brothers
Last Dance with Mary Jane-Tom Petty
Magic Bus-The Who
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard-Paul Simon
New Shoes-Paolo Nuttini
Message in a Bottle-The Police
Mony, Mony-Tommy James/Billy Idol
Mr. Jones-Counting Crows
Mrs. Robinson-Simon & Garfunkle
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
No Woman No Cry-Bob Marley
No Rest for the Wicked-Cage the Elephant
Old Time Rock and Roll-Bob Segar
Plush-Stone Temple Pilots
Psycho Killer-Talking Heads
Ramble On-Led Zeppelin
Rebel, Rebel-David Bowie
Redemption Song-Bob Marley
Roadhouse Blues-The Doors
Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
Rock and Roll-Led Zeppelin
Roxanne -The Police
Running Down a Dream-Tom Petty
Save Tonight-Eagle Eye Cherry
Satellite-Dave Mathews Band
Sex on Fire-Kings of Leon
Should I Stay or Should I Go-The Clash
She’s a Bad Mama Jama-Carlton
She Talks to Angels-Black Crowes
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding
Slide-Goo Goo Dolls
Some Kinda Wonderful-Grand Funk Railroad
Soul Man-Blues Brothers
Stand by Me-Ben E. King
Stir it Up-Bob Marley
Stuck in the Middle with You-Stealers Wheels
Style-Ryan Adams (Taylor Swift)
Sweet Child of Mine-Guns & Roses
Sweet Home Alabama-Lynrd Skynrd
Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
Take it Easy-The Eagles
Tennessee Whiskey-Chris Stapleton
Thank You-Sly and Family Stone
The Bare Necessities (Junglebook)-Terry Gilkyson
The Heart of Saturday Night-Tom Waits
The Needle and the Damage Done-Neil Young
The One I Love-REM
The Joker-Steve Miller
The Sky is Crying -Etta James
The Wind Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix
The Whole of the Moon-Waterboys
Three Little Birds-Bob Marley
True Faith-Iron & Wine (New Order)
Uptown Funk-Bruno Mars
Use Me-Bill Withers
Wagon Wheel-Old Crow Medicine Show
Watching the Detectives-Elvis Costello
What a Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
What I Like About You-New Romantics
What I Am-Edie Brickell
What it’s Like-Everlast
While My Guitar Gently Weeps-Beatles
Why Georgia Why-John Mayer
Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
You’re the Best Thing-Ray LaMontagne
Influences & Inspiration
Mikael Lewis is an adept purveyor of poetic tales of travel, loss, hopeful dreams, love and the evolving beauty of life. These musical landscapes are supported by an adept, rhythmic and percussive guitar style reminiscent of Lewis’ musical heroes Peter Mulvey, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. Lewis carries his tunes with a laid back, soulful voice referencing Sam Cooke, Beck, Michael Stipe, and the occasional spoken word of Johnny Cash.
Mikaels influence are extremely diverse, but his passion lies in classic soul music performed on acoustic guitars.
Mikael will provide professional grade equipment and will adjust set up accordingly for each individual venue. Every room is different and will require adjustments.