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by Matt Micucci | JAZZIZ | May 26, 2023
The editors of JAZZIZ have the good fortune of being able to listen to new music before it’s officially released in stores and streaming platforms. And because we’re always listening to new tunes, we always know just what to recommend. That’s why we’ll bring you a roundup of ten songs each Monday, featuring music from our favorite new albums, singles and other tunes that may have flown under your radar.
Marking the musical debut of acclaimed actor Damian Lewis, the historic Decca label is set to release his first album, titled Mission Creep, on June 16. The album’s inaugural single, “Down on the Bowery,” showcases Lewis’ exceptional talent in the realm of music. Listen to this week’s JAZZIZ Editors’ Choice playlist via Spotify here.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 24, 2023
Photo Cred: Damian Lewis. Graphic art by Alison Mosshart
In true New York tourist-y fashion, Damian and Alison took “a slow cruise in a circle around a statue” on Wednesday, May 24, 2023…meaning the Statue of Liberty. Probably the Liberty Cruise around Manhattan. Downtime from the Writer’s Strike has paused filming Billions in New York City so as Damian put it, “what would you do with a day off?” They look like they are having so much fun! More photos like this, please 🙂 Visit our Gallery here.
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Craft Considerations: Composer Dustin O’Halloran Layers Paranoia and Heartbreak Into an Experimental Score
by Staff | IndieWire | May 23, 2023
The story of Kim Philby, the high-ranking British intelligence official who turned out to be one of the biggest double agents in U.K. history (and a hero of the Soviet Union, if you take the Russian point of view), is well known at this point. Dozens of books, fiction and nonfiction, have been written about how Philby took in the great and the good of MI6 and the CIA for decades before he finally had to flee across the Iron Curtain in 1963.
This version of Philby, played with the kind of rumpled fatalism only Guy Pierce can muster, spends a lot of time keeping those friends close at the cost of his own soul, particularly Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis). But MGM Television’s “A Spy Among Friends,” which traces Philby and Elliott’s relationship from World War II to the ramifications of Philby’s defection (though not necessarily in that order) has no interest in spelling out how genuine the friendships of spies can be. It is interested in giving us the clues, hidden (among other places) in the adrenaline and emotion of the miniseries’s remarkable score.
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A Spy Among Friends: Best New Drama and Drama Performance
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 23, 2023
Both Damian and Guy Pearce have been nominated for best Drama Performance by the National Television Awards (NTAs) for its first round of long list contenders. Also A Spy Among Friends has been nominated for best New Drama. Voting is now open so be sure to vote so Damian and ASAF advance to the next round of short list contenders. Simply view the list of contenders and tick one in each of the 16 categories to select who you think should win. All votes must be in by 11:00 p.m. BST on Friday, June 2, 2023. The shortlist of contenders will be announced in August.
Who wins is down to you, so vote for Damian here and A Spy Among Friendshere before it’s too late! VERY IMPORTANT: you must go through EACH category to the very end, but you can skip categories you don’t want to vote for. When you are finished you must submit your name and email address for the vote to count.
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The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 22, 2023
Cerys Matthews will be sharing Damian’s single ‘Zaragoza’ on BBC Radio 2’s The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews tonight, May 22, 2023 at 9:00 p.m. BST. Be sure to tune in here and the programme will be available shortly after the broadcast. Those outside the UK may need to utilize a VPN.
Damian’s debut album Mission Creep is set for release on June 16, 2023 and can be pre-ordered from several outlets here. Upcoming shows include Black Deer Fest on June 16, Rough Trade East (includes album signing!) on June 19 and Union Chapel on July 11 in London. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now!
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A Musician and His Sharpie
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 22, 2023
It may not feel like a big milestone, but when a musician physically lays his hands on his first ever record album and autographs several copies, it’s a joyous feeling and a sense of accomplishment. Today Damian shared photos and videos of him signing his debut album Mission Creep, set for release on June 16, 2023 and can be pre-ordered from several outlets here. Congrats, Damian! View more photos in our Gallery here.
It looks as though Damian attended the Jake Chapman art exhibit titled Extinction Annihilation at ‘Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery’ in New York on opening night, Thursday, May 19, 2023. Damian is pictured here with fellow actor Sean Pertwee, best known for his portrayal as Alfred Pennyworth in the television series Gotham. British artist Chapman’s solo show was curated by Sozita Goudouna for Greece under the Greek Ministry of Culture – the mission being to promote contemporary Greek and Cypriot art in the US. His show runs through June 6, 2023. For more information visit Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery and Jake Chapman Studio. View more images in our Gallery here.
A fan took to social media to share this photo of her casual encounter with Damian, tagging it from Bergdorf Goodman in New York. More photos of Damian and Alison carrying BG shopping bags on the subway confirm they did a little high-end designer shopping, probably while Billions filming is on hold due to WGA strike. Nothing wrong with some retail therapy 😉 See more photos in our Gallery here.
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Damian as “Clive” in Micky Love
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 20, 2023
Thirty years ago today on May 20, 1993 a little known, fresh-faced, ginger-haired 22-year-old Damian Lewis made his onscreen debut as “Clive” in the ITV 1-hour television movie Micky Love.
Plot: Micky Love is an aging television quiz show host who after climbing his way back to the top since conquering alcoholism, has hosted the highly rated “Family Values” for over ten years. But when he hears a false rumor that his show will be axed to make way for a new one, which will be hosted by young upstart Greg Deane. Mickey bitterly resorts to desperate measures to cling to his career. Enjoy: