Rock ‘n’ roll youngster Lewis Jordan Brown who wows crowds in Bournemouth Square records own album

Bournemouth Echo: PIANO BOY: Lewis Jordan Brown, 12, is recording a rock 'n' roll album PIANO BOY: Lewis Jordan Brown, 12, is recording a rock 'n' roll album

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.”

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11:23am Sat 22 Feb 14

jinglebell says...

Wonderfully positive story for a Boscombe lad, which shows Boscombe has good things, and good people.
Wonderfully positive story for a Boscombe lad, which shows Boscombe has good things, and good people. jinglebell

12:29pm Sat 22 Feb 14

agp1337 says...

Just glad I don't live next door to it!
Just glad I don't live next door to it! agp1337

2:06pm Sat 22 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

jinglebell wrote:
Wonderfully positive story for a Boscombe lad, which shows Boscombe has good things, and good people.
Patronising or what?
[quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: Wonderfully positive story for a Boscombe lad, which shows Boscombe has good things, and good people.[/p][/quote]Patronising or what? whataboutthat

6:55pm Sat 22 Feb 14

ShuttleX says...

whataboutthat wrote:
jinglebell wrote:
Wonderfully positive story for a Boscombe lad, which shows Boscombe has good things, and good people.
Patronising or what?
Doesn't mean jinglebell is wrong though. I've heard this young lad play, and he is very very good. I wish him well.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: Wonderfully positive story for a Boscombe lad, which shows Boscombe has good things, and good people.[/p][/quote]Patronising or what?[/p][/quote]Doesn't mean jinglebell is wrong though. I've heard this young lad play, and he is very very good. I wish him well. ShuttleX

11:50pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

Great.

He should record this, then pack it away publicly until he is 15 or so. We the right management, development of technique, and a lower voice, he could become the UK's Harry Connick Jr. But a lot of work lies ahead. He is too young for more exposure. Let things settle.

But great job!
Great. He should record this, then pack it away publicly until he is 15 or so. We the right management, development of technique, and a lower voice, he could become the UK's Harry Connick Jr. But a lot of work lies ahead. He is too young for more exposure. Let things settle. But great job! Yankee1

11:51pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

agp1337 wrote:
Just glad I don't live next door to it!
I am sure the feeling is mutual.
[quote][p][bold]agp1337[/bold] wrote: Just glad I don't live next door to it![/p][/quote]I am sure the feeling is mutual. Yankee1

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