Performing on the Next Stage on Saturday 1 July
Levi Washington plays a large variety of styles of music and likes to incorporate flavours from all his favourite genres. He’s known in Leamington as a one man band who incorporates 2 loop pedals, a drum pad, a keyboard, 2 guitars, harmonicas while doing his own backing vocals and more all at the same time!
His original work can be heard on Radio 6 and BBC Music Introducing for Coventry & Warwickshire + BBC West Midlands. Levi is a very prolific creator and has over 20 self made / self released E.P’s available to listen to online as well as hundreds of live videos on his Facebook page Levi Washington Music!
Last summer in addition to performing at bars and venues all over the midlands Levi was invited to support Tom Clarke of The Enemy on the first show of his acoustic UK tour and has just recently supported John Power of The La’s and Cast, performed at Ted X Leamington Spa 2019 and also played the unsigned stage at Birmingham Arena!
Over lockdown Levi was also invited to be a sponsored artist by BOSS / Roland and Tanglewood Guitars and in autumn 2021 he launched a booking agency and now arranges dozens of artists over 30 venues in Coventry & Warwickshire. Levi plays a steady 5-6 shows a week and hosts multiple open mic and jam nights around the midlands.
He is also releasing an original song a week for a year and recently performed to over 7000 people at the Coventry Xmas Lights Festival as the headline act as well as launching a music agency and quickly becoming one of the most successful business owners of his kind in the West Midlands.
2022 was a huge year for Levi as he added the likes of Starsailor and Craig David to his list of warm up gigs after making a great impression launching the Saturday day time balcony sessions at the mighty HMV Empire in Coventry’s city centre. This past year [along with dozens of interviews / guest appearances on BBC CWR] Levi has also been nominated for 2 and won 1 award as the Best Freelancer at the Warwickshire business awards and has been running his music agency The Phoenix Collective since the start of 2022 which provides many opportunities on and off stage for existing and upcoming aspiring / professional musicians in the local area