Rhydian Lewis -bio
Rhydian believes that music can be the best way in which we all communicate, as music sometimes, can move you beyond words.
Welsh born Australian, Rhydian Lewis has tried his hand at a myriad of trades and professions, always following his luck and his gut from one stepping stone to the next. Some of those stepping stones included becoming both a breakdance and body building champion, by the age of 18.
Rhydian seems to have done so much in such a short time, from coal mining in Lancashire at 18 years of age, appearing in Vogue magazine as a model, to photographing “Noise Works” and Jon Stevens in 2009, and shooting Album Covers for some of Australia’s biggest classical talents at the ABC in Sydney.
Rhydian originally became a professional entertainer when he travelled to Spain at 16 to break dance and Rap professionally in Hotels and Clubs. He worked on national live TV in London for over 6 years at QVC, selling a whole manner of mens grooming and fitness products, and becoming a recognisable face in the UK . Rhydian also created a fitness routine to be used in a workout video released on DVD and VHS in 2002 for the UK’s first ever female winner of Big Brother - Kate Lawler.
As a child, Rhydian used to mimic many pop stars including Elvis, Cliff Richard, and Frank Sinatra, but it wasn’t until he was 10, when he joined the church choir as a chorister that he believed in his singing talent. Two years later he became “head choir boy” and went on to perform Christmas carol solos’.
In 2003 Rhydian partnered with world famous brand Paul Mitchell Luxury Haircare and London based award winning record producer Steve Brown (Elton John, ABC, Alison Moyet, George Michael -Wham!), to release a duet CD as “Lewis & Flett” with the song “In love with my best friend”, selling 65,000 singles and hitting a quarter of a million hits on YouTube with their video clip.
Rhydian has opened up for “Take That”, toured with “East 17”, and performed on radio tours with “West Life” and “Boyzone” whilst fronting his first ever pop Band “Word of Mouth”.
Rhydian can sing in 4 languages including, Mandarin, Japanese, and Italian and has over 450 songs in his song list, and has recently returned from China where he performed for 18,000 people in Mandarin.
Rhydian has been writing original songs since 1990, and has worked with several writers in Manchester UK, Nashville USA, Glasgow Scotland, Lismore Australia, Byron Bay Australia.
Rhydian has recorded and released numerous albums, Ep’s and singles from within Australia and Internationally, and is currently working as a full time vocalist, within the popular, contemporary, jazz and swing genres, touring continuously with arguably one of Australia’s best Swing 12 piece BIG BANDs “The Residuals”.
Music releases CD / online / Streaming / DVD
Now I See For The First Time, Rhydian And The Residuals, 2012
Heart Of Glass, Rhydian And The Residuals, 2013
Hold On, Rhydian And The Residuals, 2013
Songs Of Christmas, Rhydian Lewis with Dr. Fred Cole. 2014
Single release only on digital platforms, “What the World Don’t Know” by Rhydian Lewis 2015
The Best of Bublé Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club, Rhydian and The Residuals-double album CD release 2019
UK Music Label The Ministry of Sound licensed a cover song with Rhydian and The Residuals (A wink and a smile) to place in the Swing Dance Album, “When Cool Was King”, released in Canada, USA, UK and Ireland. 2014.
Band ”Word Of Mouth” released the record “Fly away” and “Will You Be Mine”? Shark Fin Records, Manchester UK 2000
“In Love With My Best Friend” and “Give Me One More Chance” with duet group Lewis & Flett, Salon Success UK 2003
Kate's Cardio Combat (DVD, VHS 2002) Kate Lawler, Rhydian Lewis
Producers and songwriters Rhydian has collaborated with
Alan Tarney (A-Ha, Cliff Richard, Leo Sayer) London UK 2000-2001
Steve Brown (Elton John, ABC, Alison Moyet, George Michael -Wham!) UK London 2001-2003
Richard Derbyshire (Lisa Stansfield, The Temptations) UK London 2001-2001
Thom Hardwell (Chesney Hawkes, Lisa Stansfield) Nashville USA 1999-2001
Rhydian is married, a father of 2, and resides in Byron Bay Australia. he has a dog, 9 chickens and a rooster. :)
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