Jayce Lewis in Moscow 2013
|Birth name||Jason Charles Lewis|
September 29, 1984|
|Years active||2004 – Present|
|Labels||Universal Music Group|
|Associated acts||David Prowse, Gary Numan, Joe Calzaghe, Steve Strange, Joe Frazier, Roger Taylor|
Jason Charles Lewis know professionally as Jayce Lewis (born 29 September 1984) is a Welsh, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer solo artist from Bridgend, South Wales, entering the industry as a drummer/percussionist, in late 2009 Lewis released a self-produced single titled - Icon on EMI Records Smash hits 2009 achieving top 10 chart position alongside VH1/MTV Asia Viacom18 features 
- 1 Musicianship
- 2 Biography
- 3 Discography
- 4 References
Previously employed as a fabricator/welder, Lewis forged a music career following the launch, hit single – Icon. Lewis formed a live touring band from a group of friends, and designs/manufactures his own live set production.
The Début album content touched on several subjects matters within his lyrics and was inspired by life experiences. Lewis' music has been described as alternative rock, fused with dance electronica and tribal percussion.
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.
His self-produced solo single "Icon" was released in summer 2009, on EMI Records. It was heavily featured on VH1 and MTV Asia resulting in him being artist of the month. the single was played up to 14 times per day and lead to Jayce headlining the VH1 India 'Global Express Tour' covering 4 cities across India. "Icon" had a European release in 2010 and was also featured on Kerrang TV with high rotations spots on Scuzz's playlist which included a 2-hour take over.
Jayce Lewis is considered as a progressing global star following his successes in Asian territories and relentless tour schedules. In February 2010, he headlined the Rock 'N India festival which hosted events in New Delhi and Bangalore alongside popular artists such as the Backstreet Boys and Richard Marx. Jayce was presented artist of the festival by the festival's founder, Venkat Vardhan, awarding him their DNA Festival Plaque.
BBC 1 documentary
A BBC documentary covering Jayce Lewis's journey to fame was shown on BBC One Wales on 10 March 2010 as part of a series called Planet Wales. The 40-minute documentary, titled "Big in India" was the first of the series and included live performances in Dubai, India and Germany. The documentary was repeated three months later on BBC One Wales and North. The documentary covered Lewis and EMI working towards the release of his second single and album. A DVD released was planned and a few promo copies produced, but never came to fruition.
Début album 2010
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 
Both Gary and Jayce toured once again later in 2017, confirming Lewis as main support for Gary Numan's UK & European leg of the Savage (Songs from a Broken World) tour  promoting his 18th studio solo album. To date, Jayce Lewis is the only live act to have ever successfully support Gary Numan twice.
Protafield 'Nemesis' 2014
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. 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
Third Studio Album 2017 - Million
In 2017 Jayce released his 3rd solo album titled; 'Million' unlike previous release 'Million' would be released in a series of two parts, both releases with Universal. The album consisted of seven tracks and featured a collaboration with Queen guitarist Brian May 
Steve Strange (Visage)
Steve Strange's admiration for Jayce was commonly known following the "Big In India" star BBC 1 Documentary, Strange gave relentless support as the 1980s New romantic star proudly promoted their live collaboration of the 1980s hit "Fade To Grey", Strange later recorded his final ever recordings with Jayce shortly before his death on 12 February 2015 at his studio in Bridgend, South Wales.
Lewis dealt with Strange's funeral arrangements and was a pallbearer, alongside other 1980s stars such as Boy George, Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp and Steve Norman. For a short time Lewis was also the live drummer in Visage on their 'Hearts and Knives' tour in 2013, the Welshman's been quoted in describing pallbearer duties for Strange were the most overwhelming day of his life.
Darth Vader/David Prowse
David Prowse was an active manager of Jayce from 2007 to 2010. In 2009, Prowse agreed to handle all PR for Lewis following a long term friendship since 2001, Prowse became a personal manager of Jayce mentioning his career.
On 1 October 2015, the two filmed a mini documentary, The Force's Mouth, a short studio tutorial video demonstrating a recording process with Prowse and effecting his voice as the famous super villain Darth Vader, a welcomed piece of film by the Star Wars community after it remaining myth for over 37 years, Both are famously paired as close friends and have worked with each other for over 15 years. 
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.
|2009||Jayce Lewis||Smash Hits 2009||Virgin Records|
|2010||Jayce Lewis||Jayce Lewis||EMI Records|
|2017||Jayce Lewis||Nemesis (special edition)||Universal Music|
|2017||Jayce Lewis||Million (Part 1)||Universal Music|
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