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Surround Yourself With People More Talented Than Yourself
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 23, 2023
Damian was on Jazz FM Saturday show with Nigel Williams today, September 23, 2023 discussing his music, debut album Mission Creep and UK tour – with Brighton, Manchester and Leeds coming up next! You can view tour dates and ticket outlets here. During the segment Nigel played four of Damian’s songs: After Midnight (at 115:30), Hole in My Roof (at 122:36), She Comes (at 165:38) and Harvest Moon (at 173:47).
Nigel asked Damian if he had picked up anything from being around other musicians like Giacomo Smith. Damian replied, “You must surround yourself with people more talented than yourself at all times in whatever you do in life, and I’m doing that. What’s interesting, you know, is there are guys in our band – Giacomo is one of them – who write and are releasing their own records. Everyone is writing their own stuff but I’m the only person that writes songs. I’m the only lyricist. I think we all…I think they bring an immeasurable amount to me and I think pleasingly – and maybe a bit surprisingly – I bring something to them, which is an opportunity to play songs, written lyrical songs. And it’s a privilege and a joy to be in there with them.”
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A Man of Many Talents
by Mick Burgess | The Northern Echo | September 21, 2023
Damian Lewis might be best known for his starring roles in Wolf Hall, Homeland and Billions, to name a few, but he is also a talented musician who’s just released his first album, Mission Creep. Mick Burgess called him for a chat ahead of his tour visiting the region next month.
How do you feel ahead of your first ever tour?
I can’t wait to get started, I’m really excited. I’ve played at a few festivals and done a lot of London gigs in the last year, but I’m so excited to play at these venues with a wonderful heritage and I’m really looking forward to getting out there to play my new album, Mission Creep.
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Philip Gets a Hard Lesson From Coldblooded Sharks
by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | September 22, 2023
Season 7, Episode 7: ‘DMV’
Well, that was a nasty bit of business.
One of the best episodes of “Billions” in recent memory, “DMV” — named after the government agency turned into an unlikely bed of low-stakes graft and influence-peddling by the Rhoades family — shows the depths to which many of the show’s leading players will sink to get what they want. Even if their desires are relatively high-minded, the depths remain the same.
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It Wasn’t a Bribe, It Was a Gratuity!
by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | September 22, 2023
I’ve always believed in the “less is more” adage, and even though it took half a season, Billions finally got that memo this week. After last week’s plotline-packed extravaganza, co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien gave their audience a much-needed breather with the stripped-down “DMV.” By simplifying the narrative, the result was Billions’ strongest season seven episode yet.
As Mike Prince continues to propel himself onto the political stage, we’re now looking at a potential alliance between Chuck and Wendy. But more importantly, we’re seeing more cracks in Prince’s inner circle — namely, with the billionaire’s protégé (and Scooter’s nephew), Philip Charyn.
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“The Right Amount of Groove”
by Daniel Perry | Music Republic Magazine | September 22, 2023
Birmingham concert audiences have been spoiled for choice lately for TV and film stars popping in to the city with their music side hustle.
Movie legend Johnny Depp in July this year at the Utilita Arena with The Hollywood Vampires, Keifer Sutherland at the 02 Institute and now, British film and TV star Damian Lewis and his band at the Town Hall for the second show on his 11-date tour, which opened in Nottingham the previous weekend.
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The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs
by Staff | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | September 20, 2023
Billions is back and so is our MVP series! We continue to award our Most Valuable Players for Billions season seven in our series compilation, the ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ which commemorates all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched bad asses from the episode – from sports references, music and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks. In case you missed it, catch up with the MVPs of the season seven premiere Tower of London, episode two Original Sin, episode three Winston Dick Energy, episode four Hurricane Rosie and episode five The Gulag Archipelago.
Now let’s dive in. Here are the Billions MVP awards for Season 7, Episode 6, “The Man in the Olive Drab T-Shirt.”
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Harbour House, Bristol
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 18, 2023
Photo Credit: Fan and bass player for Urzah, Mangusta
Damian and Alison were spotted outside near Harbour House Restaurant in Bristol with this fan. Rock on! Damian and his band just wrapped up their Bristol gig last night, as part of his UK Tour! For touring dates and ticket outlets, please visit the schedule here.
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UK Tour: Fourth Show
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 17, 2023
Damian and his brilliant band played show number four of their UK Tour in Bristol at Thekla on Sunday, September 17, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Set list included Zaragoza, Soho Tango, My Little One, She Comes, Down on the Bowery, Hole in My Roof, Why?, Makin’ Plans and more. After his song Why? he played a brand new song titled Traffic Jam. Lucky audience! He also played his new song Pentonville Prison, which he recently introduced at previous gigs. For encores Damian and band played a cover of After Midnight, as well as his third new song She Makin’ Me Change. His opening act was his current band member, and newly signed to Sunday Best Recordings artist, Kitty Liv – you can find out more about her music here.
Tonight’s venue, Thekla, is a cargo ship converted to a music venue, moored in the Mud Dock area of Bristol’s Floating Harbour, England. The showboat was based on the idea of creating, owning, and running a theatre on a sea-going ship and using it to showcase music of every sort (limited only by the size of the hold), including cabaret, comedy, plays, musicals, and poetry events. The ship also contained an art gallery.
It’s not too late to see Damian and his band play live – get all the information about his upcoming tour dates and ticket outlets here. Check out more photos and videos from the event in our Gallery, from meal prep and sound check to their performance on stage.
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Price Struggles With Negative Feedback
by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | September 17, 2023
At the start of this week’s episode, Damian Lewis is once again back for a brief appearance, as Axe needs a favor from Chuck (Paul Giamatti). They meet on the tarmac in Iceland in the middle of the night, because that’s where high-powered fugitives meet to make deals. Axe says that he needs Chuck to arrange safe passage to the United States for none other than Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich), the Russian oligarch that Chuck ran out of the country a few seasons ago. Axe and Grigor became buddies when they came together to help get military reinforcements to Ukraine, but now Grigor is seen as a traitor to his country and asks (or threatens) Axe to get him out of the country.