About

Australian trumpeter, pianist and composer David Lewis is a member of the internationally acclaimed group Paris Combo and co-producer of the group’s six studio albums to date. Along with lead-singer Belle du Berry, he is also co-composer of much of the group’s output.  Venues and festivals where they have performed include the Hollywood Bowl, Olympia, le Grand Rex, la Cité de la Musique, SF Jazz, Montréal Jazz Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival…

Parallel with Paris Combo he has worked extensively as an arranger and multi-instrumentalist with an eclectic array of  artists including Manu Dibango, Arthur H, John Greaves, Lokua Kanza, Gianmaria Testa, Maurane, Carla Bruni, Marc Perrone, Dominique Blanc-Francard, l’Orchestre de la Lune….

His compositions for film include several scores for the celebrated Australian documentary film-maker David Bradbury. As a composer in the theater he has worked with Marc François, Noël Casale, Edith Scob, Raphaëlle Gitlis, including projects for Festival d’Automne, Festival d’Avignon. He was musical director of the inaugural « Cabaret Sauvage » revue at La Villette in Paris.

PROFIL[S] – David Lewis, Part 1
Portrait directed by Geoff Petit

PROFIL[S] – David Lewis, Part 2
Portrait directed by Geoff Petit

Selected Discography

Composer

  • Paris Combo : « Remixed » (2018)
  • « Tako Tsubo » (2017),
  • « 5 » (2012),
  • « Motifs » (2004),
  • « Attraction » (2001),
  • « Living Room » (1999),
  • « Paris Combo » (1997)                                                                                                                                                                                                             Arranger
  • Maurane : « Nougaro ou l’espérance en l’homme » (2009)
  • Carla Bruni : « Little French Songs » (Bonus Track)
  • Gianmaria Testa : « Extra-Muros » (1996), « Lampo » (1998)
  • Marc Perrone : « Les Petites Chansons » (2007)
  • Belle du Berry & David Lewis : « Quizz » (2009)
  • David Sire : « Bidule et l’Horizon » (2009)
  • Khaban’ : « A la santé des fous »(2003) »Un autre émoi »(2006)
  • Bachibouzouk Band : « Space Cabaret » (1997)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)…

Instrumentalist (trumpet, piano)

  • Orchestre de la Lune : « Dancing Bob » (2017)
  • Republica Idéal d’Acapulco (2017)
  • Dominique Blanc-Francard : « It’s a Teenager Dream » (2016)
  • Carla Bruni
    « Little French Songs » (2013)
    « A l’Olympia » (2014)
  • Arthur H
    «Bachibouzouk » (1992)
    « Trouble Fête » (1996)
    « Madame X «  (2000)
  • Manu Dibango – « Wakafrica » (1994)
    Negropolitaines Vol.2  (1995)
    Lamastabastani (1995)
    Papa Groove  (Live 96)
  • Lokua Kanza
    Wapi Yo (1995 ), 3 (1998 )
  • John Greaves – « The Caretaker » (2001)
  • Nadine Estève – Les Grandes Lignes
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Film scores and song placements

America & me (2018)
Directed by David Bradbury
Score by David Lewis

The Crater (2018)
Directed by David Bradbury
Score by David Lewis

On Borrowed Time (2012)
Directed by David Bradbury
Score by David Lewis

The Final Portrait (2017)
Feature film by Stanley Tucci
‘Attraction’ by Paris Combo

Emidio Tucci ‘El Corte Inglés’
Campaign feat. Jon Hamm (2018)
‘Señor’ by Paris Combo

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