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Damian Lewis Talks Music Before His Basingstoke Show

Jazz and Jazz Influences

by Lola Crossman | Basingstoke Gazette | October 26, 2023

HOLLYWOOD actor and singer-songwriter Damian Lewis has spoken to the Gazette ahead of his show at The Haymarket in November.

Damian Lewis is best known for portraying US Army Major Richard Winters in the Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

Damian has also played notable roles in the TV shows Billions and Homeland, and portrayed actor Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.

He released his debut album, Mission Creep, on June 16, with influences of rock and ‘jazz-tinged songs’.

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Bobby Axelrod: A Man and His Music

From the Trader’s Desk

by Lady Trader | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | October 19, 2023

Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Rainbow, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica

In each season of Billions, at least one episode has featured a song and t-shirt of a metal band that are Axe’s favorites. (Even an Axe-less Season 6 featured Mötley Crüe’s “Wild Side“.)

The writers of Billions make purposeful choices with music placement, so we know that these decisions are made to tell a story, shine a light on who the character is, or to set a tone. (Gingersnap and I are still holding out Season 7 will finally be the year of Iron Maiden but it’s getting close to the wire!!)

So, let’s take a look back at a man and his music, and maybe make some predictions!

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As ‘Billions’ Wraps, a Look at the Wealth of Music References and Synchs on the Hit Show

An Exit Interview

by Steve Knopper| Billboard | October 13, 2023

Few TV series show off their creators’ favorite songs and artists as explicitly as Billions, which outfits its characters in Metallica and Slayer T-shirts, makes a point of airing a Bob Dylan song every season, lovingly quotes Bruce Springsteen lyrics and integrates rapper Killer Mike into elaborate storylines. Writer and co-creator Brian Koppelman has a history in the record business, having worked A&R for Elektra in the late ’80s, then as a senior vp for EMI in the ’90s; he and longtime friend and co-creator David Levien unashamedly plug their influences into the show, through synchs, character development and dialogue.

As the show winds down — the 10th episode of the seventh and final season airs Sunday on Showtime — the showrunners discuss their musical choices, and clearing the rights for them, in a call from their New York-area homes.

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Damian Lewis on Sounds of the 70’s With Johnnie Walker

BBC Radio 2

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 8, 2023

Damian was a guest on Sounds of the 70’s with Johnnie Walker on BBC Radio 2 today, October 8, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. BST. Listen to him discuss his music, his debut album Mission Creep and current UK Tour here. Damian’s segment begins approximately at 1:10:16 and will be available for 29 days from today so hurry and take a listen!

Damian told Johnnie Walker that he is loving life on the road, loves jumping in a van with his band – air conditioning or not – and rattling along to the next town. “It’s great fun.”

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Damian Lewis Plays Glasshouse (Sage 2) in Gateshead

UK Tour: Eighth Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 7, 2023

Damian and his brilliant band played gig number eight of their UK Tour in Gateshead at The Glasshouse International Centre for Music (formally Sage 2) on Saturday, October 7, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Damian opened the show with his first single Down on the Bowery, followed by Zaragoza, Hole in My Roof, My Little One, Soho Tango and nine more songs, not including encore songs! He also played his new songs Pentonville Prison and Traffic Jam. For encore he played a cover of After Midnight and 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. After the gig Damian met with fans to sign merch and autograph albums. 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 Gateshead gig in our Gallery.

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We Get Musical With Damian Lewis

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

by Peter Newman-Mann | NE Online Magazine, Issue #65 | October 3, 2023

Sage 2 in Gateshead now called The Glasshouse, International Centre for Music

It’s been a long and interesting journey for the now 50-something, London born actor/musician, Damian Lewis, both trades in which he now enjoys to the full, having come to him early in life.

Although his acting, as a career, began fully when Damian was in his early 20’s, during the early-mid 1990s, he’s gone on to enjoy roles in film, television and on stage, and with some iconic parts to match.

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Damian Lewis Plays Brudenell Social Club in Leeds

UK Tour: Seventh Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 1, 2023

Damian and his brilliant band played gig number seven of their UK Tour to a sold out crowd in Leeds at Brudenell Social Club on Sunday, October 1, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Damian opened the show with his first single Down on the Bowery, followed by Zaragoza, Hole in My Roof, My Little One, Soho Tango and nine more songs, not including encore songs! He also played his new songs Pentonville Prison and Traffic Jam. For encore he played a cover of After Midnight and 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. After the gig Damian met with fans to sign merch and autograph albums. 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 Leeds gig in our Gallery.

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‘Homeland’ Star Damian Lewis Performs Sold Out Concert in Hove

The Old Market – Brighton/Hove

by Nick Linazasoro | Brighton and Hove News | October 1, 2023

*DISCLAIMER: We received this message, “Hiya, We at Brighton & Hove News have reviewed Damian’s Old Market show, enjoy and share 🙂 ” So we’re sharing it with their permission! All photos by Cris Watkins

Photo by Cris Watkins

DAMIAN LEWIS + KITTY LIV – THE OLD MARKET, HOVE 29.9.23

When you get the opportunity to see United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the flesh you certainly don’t turn it down! ‘Homeland’ fans will know exactly what I’m talking about.

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Damian Lewis Plays Band on the Wall in Manchester

UK Tour: Sixth Show

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

Photo Credit: Darlene Billows

Damian and his brilliant band played gig number six of their UK Tour in Manchester at Band on the Wall on Saturday, September 30, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Damian opened the show with his first single Down on the Bowery, followed by Zaragoza, Hole in My Roof, My Little One, Soho Tango and nine more songs, not including encore songs! He also played his new songs Pentonville Prison and Traffic Jam. For encore he played a cover of After Midnight and his other new song She Makin’ Me Change. Damian told the audience that the Manchester gig was the best he’s played and since we were boots on the ground, we agree! The energy in the room was amazing!

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. After the gig Damian met with fans to sign merch and autograph albums. 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 Manchester gig in our Gallery.

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Damian Lewis Plays The Old Market in Brighton

UK Tour: Fifth Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 29, 2023

Photo Credit: Hellie Phillips

Damian and his brilliant band played a sold out show, gig number five of their UK Tour in Brighton at The Old Market, Hove on Friday, September 29, 2023 in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Set list included Soho Tango, My Little One, She Comes, Down on the Bowery, Never Judge a Man By His Umbrella and his new songs Pentonville Prison and Traffic Jam, plus more. For encore he played a cover of After Midnight and 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.

After the gig Damian met with fans to sign merch and autograph albums. 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 Brighton gig in our Gallery.

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Damian Lewis Scheduled for ITV News Interview

ITV News Meridian with Natalie Boare

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 29, 2023

Damian is scheduled for an interview with entertainment reporter Natalie Boare airing on ITV News Meridian and ITV London tonight, Friday, September 29, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. BST to discuss his debut album Mission Creep and UK tour. Check your local listings! You can view more photos from the interview in our Gallery here and watch clip below:

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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

Photo by Kyle Terboss/Decca Records

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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