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Mike Gray - Piano, Keyboard, Vocals, Light Percussion; Scott Young - Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals; Chris Hoffman - Drums, Percussion; Kenny Kerns III - Piano, Synth, Trumpet, Melodica, Bass
About the Artist70 Lewis is a young Cleveland-based original pop/rock band slowly shaking up the music scene. These young guys know no limits to their musical abilities. They have defined themselves not just as a group of 4 musicians dedicated to serving people through music, but as a band who is confident in their ability to please listeners from all corners of the world. They understand that their unique abilities are able to serve as the glue to hold together the timelessness of the music industry and the future that it faces. Able to appeal to casual listeners, as well as the most knowledgeable of music experts; play amplified OR acoustic, 70 Lewis has proven their ability to sustain. From the city of Lakewood, Ohio 70 Lewis met through high school musical ensembles. A strong friendship and emotional connection between Mike, Scott, Chris, and Kenny provides comfort and familiarity to bring an energetic show sure to capture the approval of any crowd. Having members whose parents have toured with Brooks and Dunn, who are friends of iconic guitar legend Neil Zaza, and who have played on stage with members of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, 70 Lewis knows the challenges of the road ahead.A live show extends beyond their immediate appearance - the band mixes in elements of various styles, has members switching instruments, and employs unique yet accessible harmonies, solo’s that are respectable yet not overbearing, and unexpected surprises along the way. Their mission is to truly put on a show! They've had many performances in the last year - a year that also included going to school, recording an EP, and managing themselves. The 70 Lewis live atmosphere can take you from the glamour of Miami Beach, to packed-in house-parties at colleges; from intimate live radio performances, to the best venues that Ohio and other Midwest cities have to offer. All of this comes from their mutual dream of one day being able to look back and say, “we did it”.
We can play an electric OR acoustic show depending on the venue. For an electric show, here is our gear and our basic requirements:
Roland RD700GX Stage Piano (88 key) No DI needed
Korg Triton EX (67 key) No DI needed
Laptop for live samples - Will need DI
Fender DeVille 2x10 guitar amp - Shure SM57
Line 6 Spider Valve 2x10 guitar amp - Shure SM57
Ampeg SVT Classic Head + 4x10 Cab - DI
Pearl Masters Series drumset (with full rack)
3 Vocal mics - Shure SM58's
3 Boom stands
We generally like to have 3 seperate monitor mixes with 4 monitors on stage. 3 mixes would be piano mix, guitar/bass mix, and drum mix).
- We are most comfortable on a medium to large size stage. 15ft long by 10ft wide is a comfortable size but we can function completely on s smaller stage.
- We can bring a PA if the venue is small and does not have their own gear, but we prefer playing where basic PA gear is provided.
- A 16 channel mixer would suffice, but a 24 channel board would be preferred just in case.
- As far as outboard gear is concerned we do not REQUIRE any... however, a little bit of reverb is always nice.
- Lighting is not a neccessity!
- We can provide an engineer if needed
We do not require arrangements for transportation and accommodation, HOWEVER, it would be nice for a venue to recommend a place to stay and give us any local tips that could help us from wasting money, or getting mugged/murdered.
70 Lewis creates easy listening pop with melody
by Five cans of food or $5 is all it costs to see Lakewood band 70 Lewis in a concert benefiting the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland on Tuesday at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. The four-man...