Lesle Lewis can be counted among one of the pioneers of Indian composers to make the Indian audiences familiar with Rock and Pop music. Lesle Lewis is the co-composer of Colonial Cousins, along with the esteemed ghazal singer Hariharan. In the late nineties, Lesle launched a music company and began carving out a career in jingles composing. He composed for some of the leading television networks, and it was during Lewis's jingles career that the idea of Colonial Cousins was conceived.
The coke studio torchbearer has also assisted Asha Bhonsle in the rendition of India's 1st Remix album and has simultaneously composed for the golden voice of India’s album named “Janam Samjha Karo”. In an interview, the erstwhile Colonial Cousin talked about his maiden venture of Coke Studio and the hardships and setbacks he had to face. He said that composing 61 songs in 45 days was a landmark in his career, and he could not do it again as he was not driven.
In 2003, Lewis stated that he had an image with the public as a person who remixes a lot. Hence, he neglected remixes and focused on original compositions and also his tag Colonial Cousins. With a motive to give the audiences a taste of varied music flavours, Lesle has been successful in keeping his originality intact with advertisement jingles, film music and other forms of modern music. He is also hoping to create a new identity for himself as a solo composer, besides the already-achieved tag of an ad-jingle maker, composer and music director.