Young musician is crowned Voice of Choice
PUBLISHED: 18:00 27 December 2010
A BUDDING Cheddar musician will follow in the footsteps of producer Mark Ronson and record his work in a Bristol studio after winning a prestigious competition.
Lewis Jones, a student at Kings of Wessex School, has been crowned the Bristol Voice of Choice in an acoustic contest held at St George’s Hall last week.
The 16-year-old was encouraged by his mum to enter the competition after seeing a poster at a Badly Drawn Boy gig.
Lewis, who plays piano and guitar, won the chance to spend a day at Toybox Studios recording his music and he will also perform again at the hall for the Acoustic Festival in January.
He has been a member of student-band The Singletones since summer 2009, and the group reached the final of the Midsomerset Series Battle of the Bands both this year and last.
Chris Richardson, Kings of Wessex headteacher, said: “Congratulations to Lewis!
“I know that he is an enthusiastic musician who deserves this special recognition of the Bristol Voice of Choice.
“We wish him every continued success in his music-making and song writing.”