A BOSCOMBE schoolboy is recording an album of music inspired by songs written decades before he was born.
Lewis Jordan Brown, 12, will have just three days to complete the album at Sugar Ray’s Vintage Recording Studio in Essex this month.
And the work will be done on equipment used by the original rock and roll legends of the 1950s – meaning there’s no room for error.
The Bournemouth School pupil’s dad David, who runs the Wyvern Hotel in Glen Road, said: “Any musician who makes a mistake when recording with this equipment has to start the whole thing all over again.
“There won’t be any digital engineering afterwards, so what’s recorded is what you’ll be listening to in the final product. It will also be released initially on vinyl, just as it would back in the 50s. It’s a pure and authentic way of releasing music.”
The youngster will be joined by some big names during his recording session, including Chas Hodges, who previously played with his hero Jerry Lee Lewis.
David said: “It’s just unbelievable that Chas will be there.
“The album will feature at least three original songs, as well as some obscure covers of British rock and roll music. We hadn’t planned to cover any Jerry Lee Lewis songs, but with Chas coming along, we thought we’d better include a couple.”
Lewis already wows crowds of thousands with his music.
He was inspired by his dad, who plays the piano with five-piece band Jelly Roll, and first performed with the group at the age of 10.
David, 49, said: “I’m just so proud of him. He’s done so well and it’s brilliant to see.”