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Damian Lewis Spotted at Glastonbury Festival

Ginger Goes to Glastonbury

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 25, 2022

So this happened. The above tweet leads us to believe Damian is at Glastonbury Festival right now! In addition, iNews reported they saw Damian there in white beret. Other sightings were Tilda Swinton, Kate Hudson, Sienna Miller, Gillian Anderson, Kit Harington, Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Jamie Carragher and Jack Whitehall.  Glastonbury Festival 2022 takes place from June 22 – June 26, 2022. It is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, England. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts.

Should any photos surface of the Ginger one rocking it at Glastonbury, we will update our Gallery so keep checking back!

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Categories Music Narrator Voice Work

Enter for a Chance to Win an Autographed CD by Damian

The Music of Kings and Queens

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 2, 2021

Updated 6/22/21: Congrats to competition winners Rose Heathcote, Chris Conlan, Susan Stacey, Jules Dietrich, Carolyn Chester, Rita Porter, Alex Cameron, Bianca Summons, and Sandra.

Music composer Debbie Wiseman is giving away 9 copies of the Music of Kings & Queens CD, signed by Damian Lewis, Helen Mirren, and Debbie. Both Damian and Dame Helen narrated the music compilation. Click here for a chance to win and if you join Debbie’s mailing list, you will receive an extra entry into the drawing! Winners will be chosen at random and emailed on June 15, 2021. Good luck! BONUS: Did you know Debbie Wiseman also composed the music for the series Wolf Hall; it was performed by The Locrian Ensemble of London and conducted by Debbie. For more information about the Wolf Hall soundtrack, click here.

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Categories Audio Music Podcast Video

Damian on the Out to Lunch Podcast and Video of Jazz Performance

Damian Lewis and the Kansas Smitty’s Supersize Band

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 1, 2021

Listen to Damian on today’s podcast episode of Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner here.  Among many other things, Damian discusses his music and work with the the Kansas Smitty’s Supersize Band.

Here is Damian performing the Dr. John classic ‘Such a Night’ with the Kansas Smitty’s, recorded on February 23, 2021 from Kansas Smitty’s headquarters in East London.  Giacomo Smith and Alec Harper on Alto, Camilla George on Tenor, Dylan Jones on Trumpet, Dave Archer on Guitar, Kit Downes on Keyboard, Joe Webb on Piano, Ferg Ireland on Bass and Jas Kayser and Will Cleasby on Drums.

Categories In Development/ Pre-Production Music News Voice Work

Damian and Helen Mirren Join Forces for The Queen’s 95th Birthday – March 10, 2021

Album Project: “The Music of the King and the Queen”

by Sheldon Dane | London News Time | March 10, 2021

Helen Mirren joined forces with Damian Lewis to pay tribute to the Queen before her 95th birthday.

The 75-year-old actress, who won the Oscar on the big screen as a monarch in 2006, and her homeland star, 50, tell a series of stories about British kings and queens throughout history.

Each piece is set in music by contemporary composer Debbie Wiseman, who was asked to create a soundtrack to the Queen’s official birthday parade in June before it was put on hold due to ongoing coronavirus regulation.

The album, entitled “The Music of the King and the Queen,” tells the story of making England through 12 monarchs, beginning with William the Conqueror and ending with the current Queen.

Each royal family will feature the story of Helen and Lewis, accompanied by the music of the Grammy-nominated composer Wiseman, who embodies the individuality of the monarch.

The words were written by Simon Brooksward, an event producer and director who was involved in the planning of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.

Dame Helen  said: “I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Debbie on a musical journey into royal history.

“I am honored to be able to record the words with Damian and participate in celebrating Her Majesty’s 95th birthday.

“Debbie did a great job of composing and recording music.

“We may not remember most of the prime ministers, politicians, military forces, and even groundbreaking scientists, but in a good understanding of our kings and queens who shaped our country. Let’s say this is their story and their legacy. “

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Categories Billions Music Poll Print Media

The 10 Best TV Needle Drops of 2020 – Dec 29, 2020

2020 Best TV Songs/Soundtrack Moments

by Sean T. Collins | Vulture | December 29, 2020

“Vision” is right there in the name of the damn thing, but as a medium, television is as much dependent on sound as it is on sight. This year, from comedies to dramas, from terrestrial networks to streaming services, a good soundtrack was often as big a part of a show’s critical conversation, and as crucial a component in separating great TV from the rest of the pack, as any other element. As part of our annual holiday tradition, we’re once again counting down the year’s top music cues, for those glorious moments when sound and vision collide. Crank ’em up!

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