Pleasure Craft is the musical endeavour of Toronto based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Sam Lewis. Originally from Saltspring Island B.C. Lewis spent his adolescence training to become a pilot, but after a year living alone in Malaysia at 18, he changed course and moved to Toronto to study jazz trumpet. Pleasure Craft’s sound is formed from a mix of electronic and acoustic instruments with Lewis’ dynamic vocal performances. Citing influence from The Talking Heads, Lana Del Rey, Tears For Fears, Gorillaz, Feist and LCD Soundsystem.
In 2017 Lewis released his debut single, Everybody Wants Some under the moniker Pleasure Craft and a year later released his follow-up, EP1. The alt-pop, 80s infused music recounts Lewis’ experience of moving to Toronto from rural B.C. and constructing a new identity. Since then Pleasure Craft has played dozens of shows with a seven piece live band. He has released four singles and one EP. At 23, Lewis is in Toronto preparing to release his next project, EP2.
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