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Rockstar: A Masterclass
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 28, 2023
Holy smoke show. Damian was spotted out and about in New York City arriving at his hotel, guitar in tow, on Monday, February 27, 2023 prior to an earlier taping of The Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert and the MGM+ A Spy Among Friends New York premiere. Looking every inch the musician, he’s totally giving us major Johnny Cash vibes. View more photos in our Gallery here.
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Double-Sided Singles Release
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 17, 2023
Stop the presses! Damian is participating in Record Store Day 2023 with a special release. The format will be a 7-inch record, what industry folks refer to as a 45, with an A and B side (flip-side) of music recordings “Zaragoza” and “Never Judge A Man By His Umbrella.” Do you know what artist has the most US double-sided singles with each side reaching Billboard Top 40? That’s right, Elvis Presley! This special release is not available for purchase online on the day of the event so visit your local store on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in the UK. View a list of participating UK stores here. Stores may choose to sell releases online after Record Store Day, but there is no guarantee. According to Rough Trade, any remaining copies will be available for online purchase beginning at 8:00 p.m. BST on Monday April 24, 2023. You can also try Townsend Music online record store here. Damian’s album will be released on June 16, 2023.
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With Jazz Outfit Kansas Smitty’s
by Connie Evans | The Independent | February 7, 2023
Damian Lewis is set to team up with jazz outfit Kansas Smitty’s to perform at Cheltenham Jazz Festival at Montpellier Gardens.
The 51-year-old British actor, best known for starring in TV dramas including Band Of Brothers and Homeland, is expected to play tracks from his debut album, which is set to be released in June of this year.
Lewis, who last year played an intimate London show and appeared at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire, will be accompanied on stage by the jazz group, which is headed up by Italian-American musician Giacomo Smith.
Having played the guitar since the age of 13, Lewis rediscovered the instrument during lockdown and later teamed up with various London-based musicians, including Smith, who plays both clarinet and alto saxophone, to record his debut album.
Lewis will join the seven-piece outfit, who have previously sold out Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Cafe. Tickets for Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which takes place beginning Wednesday, April 26 through Monday, May 1, 2023, will go on sale on March 1 here. Damian will play the Jazz Arena on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and tickets start at £30. His event number is J22. Don’t miss Kansas Smitty’s late-night takeover sessions in Cheltenham’s bar and event space The Daffodil Restaurant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 28 – April 30) at 11:00 p.m. each night.
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Hackney Here We Come!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 1, 2023
After selling out his first two London shows, and with a debut album coming out June of this year, Damian Lewis returns to the stage for a show at Hoxton Hall on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale here at 10:00 a.m. BST on Friday, February 3, 2023. Hoxton Hall is a performance arts theatre and community centre in the Hoxton area of Shoreditch in the London Borough of Hackney.
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Bobby Axelrod Plays for Real Billionaires
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 20, 2023
According to drummer Will Cleasby’s Instagram post, Damian and other members of his band (David, Phil and Kitty) were in Davos, Switzerland apparently providing House of Koko music entertainment at the annual World Economic Forum, which was held January 16 – 20, 2023. What? Yea, you heard me. Didn’t Bobby Axelrod flee to Switzerland last we checked? 😉 View more photos and videos from the event in our Gallery here.
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by Katie Brewer | Instagram: Bandwidth Conversations | January 9, 2023
Sit down and have a listen as Host Katie Brewer chats with Damian on her next Bandwidth Conversations podcast episode, where her “focus is to talk to musicians, actors and rock stars of life.” Among many things, Damian talks about how Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks chose him to play Major Dick Winters in Band of Brothers, how he was given the role of Nicholas Brody in Homeland, how he created his character of Bobby Axelrod in Billions and his latest role as an MI6 agent in a new miniseries A Spy Among Friends.
Hilarious, modest, honest – not only is Damian a star of the theatre and screen, he was an absolute star to talk to. We also talk about starting a music career, his upcoming album and his life from school through acting. An unmissable episode – out Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Listen here or anywhere you podcast (Spotify and Apple Podcasts), or click below.
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Review: The Actor and Jazz FM Presenter Turns to Blues and Soul
by Patricia Nicol | The Sunday Times | January 8, 2023
Actor, dad, redhead and ping-pong champion” is how Damian Lewis bills himself on social media. Now he can add jazz presenter to the list. On New Year’s Day the star of ITVX’s A Spy Among Friends hosted his own show, a mellow two hours of blues, jazz and soul on Jazz FM. Listen on Jazz FM Player here or Spotify here.
Lewis is a consummate leading man. In the past two decades he has treated television viewers to complex, riveting performances in Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga, Homeland and, most memorably, in Wolf Hall, where he gave us a high-energy Henry VIII, bouncing between alpha psychopath and needy man-child. On Damian Lewis the supple actor seemed to slip seamlessly into the smooth, somewhat self-regarding character of a jazz presenter.
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Jazz FM’s Guest Disc Jockey
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 1, 2023
As previously reported, Damian played guest disc jockey as part of Planet Radio’s Jazz FM Festive Christmas and New Year holiday special. He shared his love of jazz, blues and swing songs with listeners on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2023. For those who could not listen to the segment on Jazz FM Player, we have curated his playlist for you on Spotify, with the exception of one song, Masekela’s Goin’ Back to New Orleans, which was unavailable. Enjoy the 23-song playlist on Spotify here or the Jazz FM Player here. P.S. He mentioned his own debut album will be released this summer, 2023.
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A Blues and Swing Special
by Alastair Steel | Planet Radio | December 6, 2022
We’re proud to reveal another star-studded Christmas and New Year schedule, featuring A-list curators and hosts, festive specials, live music, interviews and a selection of highlights from across the year.
Highlights include singer Gregory Porter hosting 2 hours of Christmas Day selections, and Hollywood actor Damian Lewis sharing his love of jazz, blues, swing and much more on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You can listen along on the Jazz FM Player here.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 5, 2022
Damian and several Band of Brothers reunited on Saturday, December 3, 2022 for alt-rock band Pilots’ music gig at The Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden. Nick Aaron who played Robert E. “Popeye” Wynn is lead vocals and Alex Sabga-Brady who played Francis J. Mellett plays drums. In addition to our Captain Winters in the audience, other Brothers in attendance were Robin Laing who played Edward J. “Babe” Heffron, Tim Matthews who played Alex M. Penkala Jr., Pete McCabe who played Donald B. Hoobler and Christian Black who played Walter Hendrix. Black also provides photography for the band. From what we hear, it was a crackin’ night!
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Music and Sausages
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 1, 2022
Damian popped into Jazz FM today and ran into Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, MBE aka The Black Farmer. Jones moved from Jamaica to the UK when he was a child. Inspired by his small farm on the Devon Cornwall border and the love of his father’s inner-city Birmingham allotment, he is a passionate supporter of British farming and bringing diversity to the food and farming industries. And Damian is a fan of Black Farmer’s sausages, perfect for a Christmas hamper!
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Four Out of Five Stars
by John Bungey | The Times | November 21, 2022
Jazz in all its forms — from funky to free-form, catchy to headscratchy — enjoyed its 30th annual splurge in the capital with 300-plus festival gigs by assorted stars of the genre — and one gatecrashing film star.
On the final night, a festival debutant with an album out next year wowed the crowd at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill. Quite why the actor Damian Lewis’s show of rocking, rootsy Americana should be part of a jazz festival is anyone’s guess. But his own songs had real flair and if “the acting malarkey”, as he called it, ever fails, his Martin guitar will prove a useful fallback.
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