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Damian Lewis Interview: “Why I’m Playing a Gig at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds”

Learning His Craft in More Intimate Venues

by Adam Davidson | Yorkshire Post | September 24, 2023

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Damian Lewis is best known for his critically-acclaimed roles in Homeland, Billions and Band of Brothers but the actor now takes on an entirely new role as he pursues a career in music. The 52-year-old Emmy and Golden Globe-winning star released his debut album ‘Mission Creep’ in June and is now about to embark on a UK tour, which includes a date at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club on 1 October.

It is always a risky career move when someone at the top of their respective profession switches lanes to uncharted territory. This risk isn’t lost on Lewis as he is fully aware of the pitfalls and public perception when an actor ventures into music.

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Damian Lewis on Jazz FM’s Nigel Williams Saturday Show

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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Damian Lewis Talks Music, Billions and Wolf Hall Sequel

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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Damian Lewis/Kitty Liv: Town Hall, Birmingham – Live Review

“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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Damian Lewis Plays Thekla in Bristol

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 Bristol gig in our Gallery, from meal prep and sound check to their performance on stage.

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Damian Lewis Plays The Gate in Cardiff

UK Tour: Third Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 16, 2023

Damian and his brilliant band played show number three of their UK Tour in Cardiff at The Gate on Saturday, September 16, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Set list included My Little One, a cover of Werewolves of London and Harvest Moon, She Comes, Down on the Bowery, Hole in My Roof, Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella, Makin’ Plans, Wanna Grow Old in Paris and more. He also played his new song for the audience titled Pentonville Prison, which he recently introduced at previous gigs. For encores Damian and band played a cover of After Midnight, as well as his other 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.

It’s not too late to see him play live – get all the information about his upcoming tour dates and ticket outlets here. Check out more photos and videos from the Cardiff gig in our Gallery, from meal prep and sound check to their performance on stage.

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Damian Lewis Plays Town Hall in Birmingham

UK Tour: Second Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 15, 2023

Damian and his brilliant band played show number two of their UK Tour in Birmingham at Town Hall on Friday, September 15, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Set list included My Little One, Werewolves of London, Why?, After Midnight, Hole in My Roof and more. He also played his new song for the audience titled She Makin’ Me Change, that he recently introduced at previous gigs, and we hope it will be on his second album! 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.

It’s not too late to see him play live – get all the information about his upcoming tour dates and ticket outlets here. Check out more photos and videos from the Birmingham gig in our Gallery, from meal prep and sound check to their performance on stage.

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Damian Lewis: Town Hall, Birmingham – Live Review

Swapping Billions for Ballads

by Sam Lambeth | Louder Than War | September 15, 2023

Damian Lewis bounds onstage with the aura of a rockstar – lithe, agile and sartorially accurate (all black, desert boots, nifty waistcoat). “When I was last in Birmingham, the Birmingham Post gave me a scathing review,” he laughs. “I’m hoping tonight’s reviews will be kinder.”

He does have cause for trepidation, don’t forget. Actors venturing into music have often found themselves hitting a dead end, with even the most casual music fan ready to pour scorn. Thankfully, Lewis’ debut album sees him enter the Hugh Laurie category, as opposed to the dark and musty files of Russell Crowe.

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Damian Lewis Sends Video Message to Birmingham

Post-Show Signing

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 13, 2023

“Hello everybody in Birmingham, this is Damian Lewis and I’m inviting you all to come to my gig on September the 15th at the iconic and beautiful Town Hall in your fair city. It’s part of my UK tour. I’ll be there with my band.” He also said they would be playing some new songs and they’ll get you on your feet during the 90-minute show. Damian went on to explain that he and his band are really proud of the debut album Mission Creep and thinks the fans will really like it. Damian will be doing a post-show signing – autographing albums and personalizing records for ticketholders – so grab your tickets from B:Music website or Bands In Town here, now! He hopes to see as many of you as possible in your home town!

DETAILS
Friday, September 15, 2023 – Town Hall, Birmingham – Victoria Square – 8:00 p.m.
More UK tour dates and ticket outlets here.

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Damian Lewis on Jazz FM Breakfast Today

Jazz FM Breakfast with Nigel Williams

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 13, 2023

Damian was on Jazz FM Breakfast with Nigel Williams today, September 13, 2023 discussing his UK tour. View tour dates and ticket outlets here. Damian shared that instead of a tour bus, they have a splitter van in which they play car Tetris fitting in all their equipment and band merch . He said their first gig of the tour in Nottingham at Rescue Rooms was an absolute joy. He went on to describe his album and music as a rootsy, storytelling, blues, and rock-n-roll feel to it, but the show is more rock-n-roll, much more rambunctious with a couple of reflective songs that are balladic moments. The audience seems to be having a good time and it’s been amazing fun. Up next, Birmingham! Then Jazz FM Breakfast played Damian’s cover of Harvest Moon.

You can catch the latest Jazz FM episode here, with Damian’s segment beginning at about 105:57:

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Damian Lewis Guest Appeared on Lorraine Kelly Show

Mission Creep and Billions

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 12, 2023

Damian made a guest appearance on the Lorraine Kelly Show (ITV) today, Tuesday, September 12, 2023, to discuss what he’s got in the pipeline as he and his band head out on tour in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Damian also discussed his return to Billions season 7, as well as performed a song live on the morning show. View tour dates and ticket outlets here.

Just seconds into the interview it was clear Lorraine and Damian were set to have a giddy time, as they joked about Damian taking home a Lorraine mug he seemed smitten with – only to learn he already had one in the his cupboard at home. When describing the series Billions, Damian cheerfully explained “It’s a show about arseholes being arseholes, every single one of them. Every person. And it’s about the corrupting influence of money, which is a good moral tale.”  Watch that clip here.

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Damian Lewis Plays Rescue Rooms in Nottingham

UK Tour Officially Kicks Off

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 9, 2023

Damian and his brilliant band kicked off their UK Tour in Nottingham at the Rescue Rooms on Saturday, September 9, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. He played his new song for the audience titled She Makin’ Me Change, that he recently introduced at previous gigs, and we hope it will be on his second album! His opening act and special guest was Lydia Prettyman – you can find out more about her music here.

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