|Jon Peter Lewis|
|Birth name||Jon Peter Lewis|
|Born||November 7, 1979 |
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
|Origin||Lincoln, Nebraska, USA|
|Genre(s)||Funk, blues, rock, pop|
Jon Peter Lewis (born November 7, 1979 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American singer and songwriter, and was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The City of Lincoln ( Umóⁿhoⁿ: Nískithe Tʰóⁿwoⁿgthoⁿ ˈnĩskiˡðe ˌtʰãwãŋgˡðã meaning "Salt Village" for Salt Creek which was the Nebraska ( is a state located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States and The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The City of Lincoln ( Umóⁿhoⁿ: Nískithe Tʰóⁿwoⁿgthoⁿ ˈnĩskiˡðe ˌtʰãwãŋgˡðã meaning "Salt Village" for Salt Creek which was the Nebraska ( is a state located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States and The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. See also 2003 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The City of Lincoln ( Umóⁿhoⁿ: Nískithe Tʰóⁿwoⁿgthoⁿ ˈnĩskiˡðe ˌtʰãwãŋgˡðã meaning "Salt Village" for Salt Creek which was the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition He would frequently be referred to by the judges and Ryan Seacrest as simply JPL. Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an Emmy Award -nominated American television / radio host and Television
Lewis lived in various cities across the United States with his roving family, before leaving home at the age of 18. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
At the age of 23, Lewis cashed in his college loans to audition for the third season of American Idol in Honolulu, Hawaii where he sang '"Crazy Love" by Van Morrison. Honolulu is the Capital and most populous Census-designated place (CDP in the U " Crazy Love " is a Love song written by Northern Irish Singer-songwriter Van Morrison and included on his 1970 album Moondance George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born 31 August 1945 is a Grammy Award -winning Northern Irish Singer, Judge Simon Cowell told Lewis "You have a good voice, you look like a pen salesman, and you have the personality of a mouse. } Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7 1959 is an English artist-and-repertoire ("A&R" executive and Television personality / producer " Despite Cowell's initial description, Lewis went on to display an uninhibited stage personality that inspired comparisons with a similarly uninhibited finalist, Taylor Hicks, during the fifth season of American Idol. Taylor Reuben Hicks (October 7 1976 is an American singer who achieved fame in 2006 as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol Simon Cowell later hailed Jon as "the dark horse to win the competition," and Rolling Stone Magazine pegged Jon as a "pick to win," while Elton John praised JPL's voice for his "excellent pitch and phrasing. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer "
Lewis was a member of the third group of semifinalists and performed the Elton John song "Tiny Dancer", but was not voted through to the final round, having placed third in his group. "Tiny Dancer" is a 1971 song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. Lewis was instead brought back for the wildcard round and after performing the Elvis Presley number "A Little Less Conversation" was put through as a finalist by audience vote, receiving 22% of all votes cast. " A Little Less Conversation " is a song (written by songwriter Mac Davis) originally recorded by Elvis Presley for the movie Live a Little
On April 15, 2004 Lewis was voted off in eighth place after a flashy rendition of Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" during movie songs week. Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " " Jailhouse Rock " is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. During the competition, he had displayed a three-octave vocal range and developed a strong fan following. As part of the Top 10, Lewis participated in the 50-city American Idols Live tour in the summer of 2004.
Rather than accepting business offers to use his "Idol" fame to release a quick pop album, Lewis decided to work on his own musical style and create original music. After leaving the American Idol competition, and over the course of the subsequent tour, Lewis taught himself to write songs. "Turn to Grey" was among his first written. In 2005, he collaborated with Canadian songwriter/actor James Collins to write and record "It's Christmas," which was released in Canada as part of the "Now Christmas 2" album, and went to #13 on the Canadian radio charts. The song also appears on Wave 94. 7's (CIWV FM) "A Canadian Smooth Jazz Christmas" CD, a fundraiser for Camp Kirk, in Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page In addition, a second original holiday song "California Christmas" was recorded by Jon and released in 2006 for the album "Breaking for the Holidays" by Breaking Records. The upbeat holiday song was called a "Christmas Classic" by Chuck Taylor of Billboard Magazine. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry
From late 2004 to 2006, Lewis spent the majority of his time in composing original music. He has worked closely with music producer Alex Gibson and Henson Recording Studios, among other notable entities in Hollywood. The Jim Henson Company is an American company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets.
In September 2006, Lewis released his second single containing the songs "If I Go Away" and "Man Like Me" through his independent company, Cockaroo Entertainment. His limited release debut album, "Stories from Hollywood," was released on his 27th birthday, November 7, 2006, making Jon the first Idol finalist to independently release an album of original songs. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The album is a collection of energetic rock and roll and intimate acoustic tracks.
Jon's yet untitled second album is due out in Spring 2008. Chris Garcia, who has worked with Santana and Michelle Branch, Dido and Jewel, is producing the album under the guidance of executive producer Don Grierson, a former head of A&R for Capitol and Epic Records involved with Bob Seger, Heart, Duran Duran, Cheap Trick, Celine Dion and Tina Turner.
Jon is writing or co-writing several tracks for the album, which will feature such esteemed session musicians as guitarist Nick Lashley (Alanis Morissette) and drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar Mellencamp, Indigo Girls).
Members of JPL's recording and concert band have included Dave Angel, Skyler Elobar, Andrew Synowiec, Ian Hendrickson, Lee Ferris, Craig Macintyre, and his cousin Ben Mathews.
Lewis currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West He is a frequent television and radio guest and performs nationwide with his band.