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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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Closing Out the London Jazz Festival
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 20, 2022
Damian Lewis played an intimate performance to a sold-out crowd at the Tabernacle on closing night of the London Jazz Festival on Sunday, November 20, 2022 with special guest Hattie Whitehead. Doors opened at 7:00 p.m. and he took the stage around 8:35 p.m. Band members remained the same from his Omeara performance including, Giacomo Smith, Will Cleasby, Will Sach, Kitty Liv, Dave Archer and Joe Webb. His opening song was Down in the Bowery and the remaining set list included Hole in My Roof, Soho Tango, Zaragoza, Little One, Neil Young’s Harvest Moon, Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella, Warren Zevon’s Werewolves in London, Tom Waits’ Little Trip to Heaven, I Wanna Grow Old in Paris, Makin’ Plans, Jelly Roll Morton’s Why?, She Comes, and JJ Cale/Eric Clapton’s After Midnight.
Damian’s brother Gareth Lewis was in the crowd, as well as his children Manon and Gulliver. Others spotted were friend Dominic West, Mark Strong, Ben Chaplin, Allie Esiri, Sharmila of CureEB and based on her tweet, apparently Elizabeth McGovern was in the audience! The show was again promoted by Neil O’Brien Entertainment, with Rhydian Roberts in attendance. View performance videos and more images in our Gallery here.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 3, 2022
While Damian was in Nashville, TN last week he stopped by Gruhn Guitars, the world’s premier guitar store specializing in vintage instruments since 1970, and picked up a new Martin Gruhn Special 28-style guitar. As their Instagram post indicates, “He’s clearly a fan of the Adirondack top and bracing. And, it didn’t cost him billions!” Damian shared a picture on his Instagram account of his new D28 Martin stating, “If it’s good enough for Neil Young, Dylan and the Beatles…” We couldn’t agree more, Damian!
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From Music Row to Bourbon Street
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 30, 2022
Damian and Alison hit The Big Easy in matching costumes for some Halloween festivities and now we know the backstory of this pink suit! Earlier this week Damian was in Nashville buying a new guitar based on his Instagram post and now he’s in New Orleans, no doubt checking out the jazz music scene in both cities. I hope he tried Nashville’s hot chicken and some crawdads or Beignets while visiting the French Quarter.
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This Is a Mini-Midlife Crisis, But Not a Full-Blown One
by Simon Hattenston | The Guardian | October 29, 2022
They were the golden couple of British acting, but Helen McCrory’s death last year left her husband shattered. Now he is putting the pieces of himself back together – and finding a new creative energy.
The entrance to the private members’ club is so unobtrusive it is barely visible. I walk up the back stairs to a well-disguised roof terrace. A member of staff seems to know why I’m here, and shows me to a discreet table with barely a word. Damian Lewis is sitting there alone, tucking into a plate of sea bass. “Sorry, I couldn’t wait,” he says, looking up. “I was starving.” We move on to the veranda – an even more private spot. I half expect him to show me a secret code, tell me to consign it to memory, and walk away. It feels like a scene from a spy novel.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 27, 2022
Well, it’s official ladies and gents…Damian has an Instagram account to follow! Account name is DamianLewisReallyOfficial and you can follow him here. We love his profile: “Strolling player and fun time troubadour.” We’ll be sure to add French medieval lyrical poet to his list of accomplishments 😉 It’s good to see Damian expand his social media presence and his account will no doubt be a place to share more photos related to his music career. You can also follow Damian’s music on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook,Spotify and his VEVO channel on YouTube.