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Damian Lewis Music Studio Photoshoot and Album Artwork

Visual Studio

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 30, 2023

With a little over two weeks before his debut album is set for release on June 16, Damian took to social media to share a glimpse of him in the visual studio with artist Charlie Drinkwater to collage the artwork for Mission Creep. The cover art was influenced by Damian’s love of David Bowie, who worked with Andy Warhol and this idea of painting onto photographs. See the album artwork by Drinkwater, studio photoshoot by photographer Rhys Frampton and music videos in our Gallery here. Pre-order your album copy today and join the Damian Lewis Music mailing list from the music store links below.

‘Mission Creep’ Album – Damian Lewis Music Store (UK) here
‘Mission Creep’ Album – Damian Lewis Music Store (US) here
‘Mission Creep’ Album – Several digital/CD music services here or Target
‘Down on the Bowery’ – Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon and more here
‘Zaragoza’ – Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon and more here
‘Makin’ Plans’ – Napster, Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and more here

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JAZZIZ Editors’ Choice

Exceptional Talent

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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Damian Lewis Music on BBC Radio 2 TONIGHT

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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Damian Lewis Autographs His Album Cover

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.

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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Damian Lewis Releases Third Single and Music Video: Makin’ Plans

Makin’ Plans

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 19, 2023

Today Damian released his third single and official music video, this time for the track ‘Makin’ Plans’ performed live at Hoxton Hall on March 3, 2023. Download the newest single from any music service you use, from iTunes and Spotify to Amazon Music here. You can also view his two previous official music videos for ‘Down on the Bowery’ and ‘Zaragoza’ here. Damian’s debut album Mission Creep is set to be released June 16, 2023 and can be pre-ordered from several outlets here. View Studio Photoshoot and Album Artwork Gallery 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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Categories Album Mission Creep Music Music Festival Print Media Review

Live Review: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cracking Band

by Brian Payne | Jazz Journal | May 11, 2023

In mixed weather, this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival spanned six days from 26 April to 1 May. Most performances took place in Montpellier Gardens, the site of the Big Top and Jazz Arena. Other locations in town included the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Daffodil Restaurant. The Daffodil is a restored 1920s cinema with a balcony, sweeping staircase and superb art-deco features.

I hadn’t come across Damian Lewis before. He’s a television and film actor by day yet here he was at Cheltenham fronting a cracking band. I was pleasantly surprised. Lewis sang and played a mix of roots, blues and rock ’n’ roll and his vocals and guitar accompaniment were spot on. Some of the numbers were his own compositions. He was backed by members of Kansas Smitty’s House Band with Giacomo Smith on alto saxophone, David Archer on guitar, Joe Webb on piano, Will Sach on bass and Will Cleasby on drums. Kitty Durham supplied backing vocals, hand-held percussion, harmonica and at times also guitar.

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Damian Lewis To Play Stripped Back Gig + Live Album Signing

Rough Trade East

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 5, 2023

Presented by Rough Trade East, Damian is set to perform a stripped back set plus live album signing at the Old Truman Brewery located at 150 Brick Lane in London on Monday, June 19, 2023. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with a performance starting at 8:00 p.m. and the album signing beginning at 9:00 p.m. This unique event for 300 lucky attendees celebrates the release of Damian’s debut album Mission Creep, a thoughtful collection of rootsy, rock and jazz-tinged songs that reveals a deep love of music and a deep need to communicate. His album is set for release June 16, 2023 on Decca label.

Tickets for this event also include a physical copy of the fantastic new album on your format of choice to be collected from Rough Trade East on the day of the show. Entry + blue vinyl is £33. Entry + CD is £14.50. More product information can be found here and here.

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival: Damian Lewis – Live Review

Well Crafted Songs and Strong Vocals

by Hannah Compton | Building Our Own Nashville | May 1, 2023

Actor Damian Lewis has always had a passion for playing music and putting out a record of his own. Signed to Decca Records, Damian released his first single ‘Down on the Bowery’ on April 13th 2023.

His debut album Mission Creep is out June 16th and can be pre ordered here.

Playing in the Jazz Arena at Cheltenham Jazz Festival with a seven piece band that consisted of the Kansas Smitty Band, the show was an absolute sell out full of keen fans of the actor who were curious to be a part of one of his first ever live performances promoting his forthcoming debut album.

“Hello Everyone”, Lewis greeted “I am a Cheltenham Jazz Festival virgin only to be deflowered by this audience and I am glad it’s you”.

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Damian Lewis Performed at This Year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival

David Bowie Vibes

by Gingernsap | damian-lewis.com | May 1, 2023


Damian performed a live gig at
Cheltenham Jazz Festival at Montpellier Gardens in the Jazz Arena on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. He and his band sounded incredible and audience members commented about Damian’s Bowie-esque look and vibe. Damian performed songs from his upcoming debut album out June 16, as well as covers like ‘Werewolves of London.’ View more images in our Gallery here. Next gig is Union Chapel! Watch brief interview from Cheltenham Jazz Festival with Tony Minvielle of Jazz FM here:

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