Jon Peter Lewis

Jon Peter LewisSinger songwriter Jon Peter Lewis was a finalist on American Idol‘s 3rd season. He later formed a duo titled Midas Whale with a friend Ryan Hayes and appeared on the fourth season of The Voice.

Throughout high school and college JPL (as he was nicknamed on American Idol) divided his free time between making music and appearing onstage.  His limited release debut album, Stories from Hollywood, was released on his 27th birthday, November 7, 2006, making Jon the first Idol finalist to independently release an album of original songs. The album is a collection of energetic rock and roll and intimate acoustic tracks (Wikipedia).

JPL’s second full-length album, Break the Silence, 2008,  was released through Cockaroo Entertainment in conjunction with Adrenaline Music Group. Chris Garcia produced the album. Jon wrote or co-wrote several tracks for the album. In 2009, Jon launched an internet show titled American Nobody.  The Los Angeles Times called it “the most brilliant and biting satire of Idoldom ever written.”

In 2010, JPL produced and starred in a rock opera, Deep Love: A Ghostly Folk Opera, which became a multi-city theatrical event. Deep Love was chosen as one of ten shows produced for the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July 2015. In 2015, Lewis released an EP titled Roughcuts.  Lewis has been a contributor to MTV, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone magazine, Los Angeles Times, and AOL Entertainment (Wikipedia).

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