Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5 are one of Austin's best and underrated live acts. Combining a love for film noir, back alley sleaze, and a wry sense of humor that plays as an excellent soundtrack to late nights and early morning hangovers. Mr. Lewis has coined the genre of "Macabaret", which suits their sound and look. The band is due to reunite with producer Danny Reisch in 2018 to record their long awaited follow up to their previous long player, "Delirium Tremendous". A collection of songs from their first two albums, live tracks, and new recordings entitled, "Macabaret, Volume 1", is due out on LP in early/mid 2018.
“(Mr.) Lewis composes with cinematic sweep, taking a confident, playful, mix-and-match approach to genre. Just try to resist a devil that plays punk rock with a dash of tango.”- Austin Music Magazine
“If it’s closing time, and a circus barker trapped you in the circus freak-show tent, fear not. Let Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 be your soundtrack to escape.” -Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle
“Mr. Lewis & the Funeral Five’s polka/lounge/murder ballads stung like Molotov cocktails thrown through the window of a church.” -Audra Schroeder, Austin Chronicle
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