Elliot Lewis first played at Stray’s a few weeks ago as a last-minute dep’. He got the call on the Friday afternoon at 3pm and by Saturday at 3pm, he was calling the tunes for drummer Louis Potts and bass player Mat Short. Since then, we’ve been keen to secure another date with Elliott and Saturday 16th September is the date!
Elliott is probably best known for his Gypsy Jazz band Swing Gitan, who enjoy success both in the UK and abroad. Elliott plays a really light but technically superb style of guitar which can only be described as Wes Montgomery meets Django! A fan of both swing and the more ‘cool’ jazz, Elliott has a very lyrical style and is very melodic in his playing – a real joy to listen to.