Jayce Lewis is a Welsh, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer solo artist from Bridgend, South Wales, Originally entering the industry as an drummer/percussionist, 2009 Lewis released a self produced single titled – Icon, achieving top 10 chart position and MTV Asia features
Lewis began by learning to play guitar at the age of Six. He is influenced by Brian May of Queen and Igor Cavalera of Sepultura. Hailing from Bridgend in Wales, he was promoted by David Prowse who played the Super Villain: Darth Vader in the Original Star Wars trilogy. Lewis is a keen follower of dance and tribal music and incorporates this into his solo work. He signed a five-year deal to EMI Records Europe and Asia on 4 September 2009.
After writing and recording since early 2009 under the working title “Chapter”, Lewis released his self-titled Jayce Lewis album on 11 October 2010. Although only releasing two singles in 2010, the album’s début astonished the industry with its top-10 Chart position; ranked at number 7 in the M-Music Asian charts, Jayce’s album charted higher than Eminem and Bon Jovi but was pipped at the number 6 spot by Linkin Park. It’s claimed; the wide diversity in the album attracted the broad interest in media and public.
The album was recorded in three separate studios, one of which is the famous Nott-In-Pill Studios in Newport, with ex-Skindred duo Jeff and Ginge. The album’s release was promoted by a succession of Video/Singles: Icon, Solitaire, Passes II and Electric Medicine, all of which were directed and edited by Jayce with chosen production teams, Electric Medicine has been noted as being his proudest achievement both on and off the screen.
In September and December 2011, Gary Numan confirmed Jayce as main support on his Dead Son Rising U.K tour covering 12 shows across the country, in an online interview; Numan hailed Jayce to being one of the best supporting acts to ever tour with him.
Numan documented the DSR tour in a diary, praising Jayce further and publicly inviting Jayce to tour America together in 2012. Later in 2014 both Jayce and Numan collaborated on “Redesign”, which featured on Jayce’s Protafield-Nemesis album
Appearing in an interview on Sky TV’s The Moore Show, Jayce discussed working on second album, although not naming the title; Jayce described it to be A huge Step forwards from the first release. He played one new track from the second album at his first headlining gig at the Camden Barfly on 18 May 2012.
Protafield Early in 2014 Lewis announced his new project Protafield after agreeing a record contract with Caroline International (Universal Music Group) with his new album ‘Nemesis’. It’s reported that the Protafield name was created between Jayce Lewis and Fear Factory front man Burton C. Bell
Special Guest appearances The Nemesis album had a special guest involvement including Roger Taylor of Queen (providing the drum track for “Wrath”), Gary Numan(guest vocals on “Redesign”), and Lance Henriksen.
In October 2016 Jayce announced the opening of his newly built recording studio; Northstone Studios. The studio was renovated from a disused outbuilding connected to the Court Colman Manor in Bridgend, South Wales. It took Jayce a total of 9 months to build at a cost of £60,000 with an undisclosed investment from local government; Creative Industry Wales. In several interviews Jayce mentions the workings of his new album along with a collaboration with Queen guitarist; Brian May.
In 2020 Lewis become a member of the American gothic rock band Ascension of The Watchers, formed by Fear Factory front man Burton C. Bell and Ministry band keyboardist John Bechdel. Lewis was initially involved as producer and mixer for their 2020 album Apocrypha, but his full-time role as drummer and programmer became clear during the album’s creative process
Jayce Lewis – Shields
Jayce Lewis – Wrath (ft Roger Taylor)
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Artist location – Bridgend/Cardiff Wales, London England
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