Lewis Watson (born 19 October 1992) is an English singer-songwriter. Lewis was raised in in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
Watson first started playing after receiving a guitar for his sixteenth birthday. "I’ve never had lessons," he admits. "I just enjoyed playing guitar so much. I’d play for hours a night, and try out new things to make sure it didn’t get stale." Watson uploaded a video of him singing a cover of Bombay Bicycle Club's Swansea on Youtubein 2010 (as HolyLoowis to avoid the attention from his friends). He continued recording various pop covers and originals over the following years and the number of people subscribed to him on his YouTube channel increased rapidly.
After three years of uploading videos to his YouTube channel, he decided to release his first EP. Joe Porter from tBeatMusic helped Watson record his first EP It's got four sad songs on it BTW in 2012. This record includes the four tracks: What About Today?, Nothing, Bones, Windows. "I set the songs on that EP out like a story," he explains. "‘What About Today’ was about quite a rubbish situation where I was being used, and that was the tale of the end of a relationship; ‘Windows’ was looking back after the relationship ended; ‘Bones’ is about meeting someone new; and ‘Nothing’ is about being happy with that person." Within days of the EP’s release, Watson had attracted the attention of just about every record label in the land and soon inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records. Part of the appeal, he says, was the label’s long-running success with male solo artists as diverse as David Gray, Damien Rice and Neil Young. Later that year Watson's second EP Another four sad songs was released. It included a cover of Lamplight, a song originally by Bombay Bicycle Club.
In early 2013 Watson toured Australia supporting Birdy, and played a few surprise gigs in various locations . As well as various festivals and tours, including supporting Benjamin Francis Leftwich on his May tour. In July 2013 Watson released his fourth EP Four More Songs, featuring a cover of Guillemots Made up lovesong #43 and a demo version of a new song, Close. In November 2013 he released his fifth EP Some Songs With Some Friends which included 3 covers featuring a different artist for each track, namely Gabrielle Aplin, Hudson Taylor and Kimberley Anne. The EP also included a reworked version of Even If as the lead single.
n February 2014 Watson announced his upcoming debut album 'The Morning' due for release in June. Lewis’s extensive writing sessions yielded the majority of the material that features on the album. Some were written at the last possible moment,and select others have been released before in sketch form – the oldest being Windows that originally featured on his debut EP.“I’m not a fan of just repackaging old material. The original EPs were meant to be works in progress. and these versions are much more polished,” . Watson will also be embarking on his largest UK tour to date this Autumn.