Hall & Oates band member performs in Medina on Wednesday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Eliot Lewis will play at Bee Garten

Photo courtesy of Eliot Lewis – Eliot Lewis will do a solo show Wednesday in Medina before playing with the Daryl Hall & John Oates band in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Thursday.

MEDINA – The concert series at the Bee Garten in Medina will feature a high-profile musician on Wednesday when Eliot Lewis, from the Daryl Hall & John Oates band, plays a solo show.

Lewis will play the following night in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at Fallsview Casino Resort. He welcomes a chance to share his music, including in small towns.

“I love trying out new places and having new experiences,” Lewis said by phone. “There’s been a lot of great surprises.”

Lewis plays the guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums, and he is a rock, R&B, and soul singer, a songwriter and producer. He joined Hall & Oates in 2003. He was a member of The Average White Band, a Scottish soul band, from 1989 to 2002.

“Playing with Hall & Oates is an amazing day job,” Lewis said. “They have so many great songs.”

Lewis has his own music, with five albums to his credit. He has played in major venues all over the world, as well as on The View, The Voice, Conan O’Brien, Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel.

Lewis is a featured performer on the award-winning TV show, Live From Daryl’s House with Daryl Hall. Lewis said Live From Daryl’s House has been a big boost for his career.

In Medina, he will share his own music following a question and answer session with the audience. He said he will talk about some of his musical experiences. Tickets are also available for dinner with Lewis before the show. For more on tickets and the Bee Garten, click here.

Thom Jennings is coordinating the concert series at the Bee Garten, the former Boiler 54 at 113 West Center St. Jennings writes concert reviews for the Niagara Gazette. After reviewing a Lewis concert last year, Jennings and the musician stayed in touch. Jennings reached out to him about performing in Medina.

Lewis said he is happy to play at the Bee Garten.

“I want to support anywhere that supports live music,” he said. “I’m always open to new musical experiences.”

For more on Eliot Lewis, click here.