Lewis & Leigh – Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi – released their debut album ‘Ghost’ (Celticana Records) on August 26th 2016 to huge critical acclaim in the UK & Germany. A stunning collection of self-penned originals, ‘Ghost’ is the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2014 when the two solo musicians first began writing together. Recorded in January 2016 at Urchin Studios in London. Produced Matt Ingram (Laura Marling, Lianne LaHavas), ‘Ghost’ celebrates the differences in their individual experiences whilst finding common ground.
2016 proved to be an exciting year for the duo with a performance at Glastonbury, return trip to Nashville, syncs in Netflix's 'Bloodline,' HBO's 'Roadies' and NBC's 'Trial & Error,' the album at number 1 on the Amazon Folk Chart pre-order, a performance on Germany's most popular music TV show 'Ina's Nacht' and a UK 20 date sold-out tour opening for Deacon Blue. The duo received rapturous appreciation from the audiences who fell in love with their unique vocal blend and songs.
2017 promises to be another year of growth for the duo. They won 'Best UK Album' and 'Best UK Song (The 4:19)' at the UK Americana Music Awards. In February they headlined a 25 date UK Tour beginning with a BBC Radio 2 live broadcast from Celtic Connections and ending with dates in Denmark, Spain and Germany. This summer they opened for Jools Holland on selected dates and returned to Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury and more. They are currently writing their second album.