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Damian Lewis Continues To Tease ‘Mission Creep’ With New Track She Comes

She Comes

by Jon Stickler | Stereo Board | June 9, 2023

Damian Lewis has released another track from his upcoming debut album. Following ‘Down On The Bowery’ and ‘Makin’ Plans’, the folky ‘She Comes’ finds the musician and Homeland star singing over a piano and lightly fingerpicked acoustic guitar melody. Lewis explained:

“She Comes is the first song I wrote for my debut album, so that makes it… my first song (That I’ve shared with the world, at any rate….). It’s about ghosts, and one ghost in particular. The album has hybrid sounds all through it, but this song leans heavily on a folk set up before crescendoing with a jazz feel brought by my brilliant band.”

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Blues & Soul Magazine Interview: Damian Lewis

Changing Lanes

by Lee Tyler | Blues & Soul Magazine | June 7, 2023

Brit actor Damian Lewis CBE [for services to drama] is probably best known for his gritty multi-award-winning performances in hit TV shows Homeland and Band of Brothers. As well as a mesmerizing Henry VIII portrayal in the award-nominated show Wolf Hall and the must-watch character performance in the primetime hit show, Billions. His undoubted talent has transferred seamlessly to the big screen with a plethora of standout roles, including his memorable portrayal of movie icon Steve McQueen in the Quentin Tarantino produced film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood. So what’s the next stellar role for the North London and often NYC-based 52-year-old multi-talented actor, presenter and producer? Well, how about another string to his bow and a right turn into another Lewis passion that may surprise a few with his natural talent with a foray into the world of music.

As an actor, you can never accuse Lewis of not giving his all so when it comes to music and his debut album “Mission Creep,” be prepared for something very special. I’ll now let the singer/songwriter/guitarist himself fill you in on the finer points of his rootsy, blues, rock, jazz, folk and everything in between new long-player, as well as give us the lowdown on what drove his 2020 lockdown inspired desire to start writing songs, cut an authentically styled album and play a set of live dates as he takes time out of his busy schedule to share all on a recent Zoom call with yours truly.

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10 Albums You Need To Know: June 2023

A Thoughtful Collection

by Matt Micucci | JAZZIZ | June 7, 2023

Albums challenging traditional boundaries and setting new standards; reflections on the long, turbulent days and months of the pandemic lockdown; dream star-studded sessions celebrating taking musical and personal changes. All this and more are in our list of ten albums released this month (June 2023) that you need to know about.

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Damian Lewis Announces Additional UK Tour Dates

UK Tour 2023

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 6, 2023

Damian has announced UK tour dates for 2023! He is going to be playing up and down the UK at a selection of iconic venues with his magnificent band. You can order his debut album Mission Creep from his official music store here. He will see you all in your home towns!

SEPTEMBER
Saturday, September 9, 2023 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – 25 Goldsmith Street – 7:30 p.m.
—with special guest Lydia Prettyman
Friday, September 15, 2023 – Town Hall, Birmingham – Victoria Square – 8:00 p.m.
—with special guest Kitty Liv
Saturday, September 16, 2023 – The Gate, Cardiff – Keppoch Street – 7:00 p.m.
—with special guest Kitty Liv
Sunday, September 17, 2023 – Thekla, Bristol – The Grove – 7:00 p.m.
—with special guest Kitty Liv
Friday, September 29, 2023 – The Old Market, Brighton – 11A Upper Market Street Hove – 7:00 p.m.
—with special guest Kitty Liv
Saturday, September 30, 2023 – Band on the Wall, Manchester – 25 Swan Street – 7:00 p.m.
—with special guest Kitty Liv

OCTOBER
Sunday, October 1, 2023 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – 33 Queen’s Road – 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT!)
—with special guest Kitty Liv
Saturday, October 7, 2023 – Sage 2, Gateshead – St. Mary’s Square – 7:00 p.m.
—Sage 2 now called The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

NOVEMBER
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 – The Haymarket, Basingstoke – Wote Street – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 6, 2023 – The Stables, Milton Keynes – Stockwell Lane, Wavendon – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 – The Concorde, Eastleigh – Stoneham Lane – 9:00 p.m.

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Categories Album Mission Creep Broadcast Media Down on the Bowery Interviews Makin' Plans Music Radio The Radleys Zaragoza

Damian Lewis on BBC Radio 6 Music

Makin’ Plans with Gemma Cairney

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

Gemma Cairney sat in on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio 6 Music segment with Damian this morning and Gemma reported it was a pleasure to have him in the studio! His song ‘Makin’ Plans’ was broadcast as number 30 during the 38-tracklist programme with his interview here beginning around 2:05:54. The broadcast is only available for 28 days on BBC Sounds so catch it now!

Damian spoke about working with jazz musician Giacomo Smith and Kansas Smitty’s band, his three singles ‘Down on the Bowery,’ ‘Zaragoza’ and ‘Makin’ Plans’ that have been released on several platforms and described his signature sound as a hybrid of rootsy, singer-songwriter bluesy, rock-n-roll music.

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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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Categories Album Mission Creep Down on the Bowery Music Print Media

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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Categories Album Mission Creep Broadcast Media Music Radio

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 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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