Thursday, July 31, 2014

SHAM LEWIS

LAS VEGAS BLACK ENTERTAINER SPOTLIGHT

BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD

SHAM LEWIS

Sham Lewis has been entertaining in Las Vegas for six years. With a soulful R&B sound, he has become a mainstay at top Strip properties.

Where are you originally from?

I am from Chicago, and came to Las Vegas eight years ago looking for a change of pace. Also, I have a lot of family in Vegas and wanted to be closer to them.

How did you get into the music business in Las Vegas?

I kind of fell into the business of music in Las Vegas. My first job when I came to Las Vegas was with OfficeMax, and the manager, who was also saxophonist, invited me out to an open mic one night. I sang, the crowd loved me and I met local promoter Anthona McNeil — who took me around town and introduced me to people. I continued to perform at open mics around town, and eventually people started to hire me and my band. Now, I perform for a living and it was a natural progression.

Do you write your own songs?

Yes, I do write my own songs. My first original album in 2011 was called, “My Love, My Lyrics.” It is also available on iTunes. I have over 100 original songs that I have written, and I’m still adding to my catalog. I started writing music first, before I became a performer.

How do you describe your music?

I guess you can call it R&B music and songs that are about love. I also perform Top 40 hits with my band, but I really want to perform my original music when I get the opportunity. Music masters like Marvin Gaye, R. Kelly, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson and Kem have all had a tremendous musical influence on me.

What do you look forward to for 2014?

This year is about creating opportunities and avenues that expose my talent to the world. I will release another original album in 2015 that will feature songs along with music video interpretations for every song. I have a great group of musicians that work along with me, and a great brand development team. I am excited about taking the Sham Lewis brand to another level. I will be performing at Diablo’s Cantina, in the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, [from March] until November.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • LinkedIn
  • MySpace
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo! Buzz

Comments

One Response to “SHAM LEWIS”
  1. Steven Henderson says:

    Great singer.
    Been listening to him since he was an Angel.
    Brilliant and thoughtful guy.
    We need more people like Mr Lewis.
    Keep Up The GOOD Work!!!

    Report this comment

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

Comment moderation is in use. Please do not submit your comment twice -- it will appear shortly.