Singer wins over the judges

Heat 2 of Bury Sound from the Apex in Bury. Lewis Mokler.
Heat 2 of Bury Sound from the Apex in Bury. Lewis Mokler.
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Acoustic singer-songwriter Lewis Mokler won over the crowd and impressed the judges at the BurySOUND final with his fun songs, original lyrics and confident performance.

The 19-year-old from Newmarket was named the winner of BurySOUND 2011 at the competition final on Friday, at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

He beat Danielle Scharpf, Cathedrals and Cars, Harmless Insanity and Rusty Keys to the top spot after his crowd-pleasing and passionate performance.

The talented musician performs fun and innovative original songs mixed up by incorporating well-known lines from popular tracks by artists such as, Ed Sheeran and Jason Derulo.

And his BurySOUND cover of I Need Dollar also went down well with his fans - new and old.

The teen has always been musical, but discovered his talent at a young age taking part in karaoke competitions.

After appearing in a school musical at 17, Lewis started singing and writing music and also began busking with a friend on guitar. It wasn’t until two years ago when he finally picked up a guitar himself.

“Three months after being given a guitar and locking myself in my room, I was able to play and busk by myself causing the solo breakaway,” he explained.

And the budding musician had already found his calling, inspired by Adele and a then unknown singer from Framlingham - Ed Sheeran.

“Myself and Ed keep in touch and he supports my efforts in trying to bring Suffolk a good musical name, much like he has done,” Lewis said.

And Lewis is doing a wonderful job at putting himself - and Suffolk - on the music map. He has gained a huge online following and gigs all over the county, and beyond.

After winning BurySOUND on Friday, Lewis also put on a special performance at the Bury St Edmunds fireworks display on Saturday.

There is no doubt he will go on to big things. Watch this space.

Find out more at www.facebook.com/lewismokler or check his music out at http://lewismokler.bandcamp.com