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A Rocking Good Night With Damian Lewis

Damian Cracks At It

by Jacquee Storozynski-Toll | Southend Theatre Scene | March 12, 2024

Who knew that Damian Lewis could sing? The actor best known for his work on Wolf Hall and Homeland amongst others can really rock it with the best of them. He also plays a mean acoustic guitar. Apparently, before he was famous he busked around Europe with a rucksack and a tent, so has had plenty of experience. This time he is on the second part of a tour to advertise his debut album Mission Creep.

However, before he arrived Amelie, a young singer songwriter, treated us to a set. She demonstrated her talents singing, playing the guitar and keyboards. One song The Night We Called it a Day was co-written with Guy Chambers who co-wrote many Robbie Williams songs. She announced that she would be having an EP album out later in the year.

Good as she was, it was Damian that the audience had come to see. He zoomed on to the stage, looking very different to his slick screen image, dancing around the stage in jeans and a waistcoat, clutching his guitar and being every inch a rocker. He then launched into a soulful rendition of the first song on the album Down on the Bowery, following this with a bluesy number Soho Tango.

Backed by a four-piece band and accompanied by Amelie, he went through most of the songs on the album. They covered various genres. Some were Rockabilly, some jazzy and bluesy and we were even treated to a Chuck Berry duck walk. As one song ended, another started his voice adapting to smooth ballads, growly rocks, and high-pitched blues, to cover every style that his skills as an actor could bring to the song. Wanna Grow Old In Paris, had a haunting quality, My Little One with the bluesy harmonica, was in the style of Dr. Feelgood, then there was the beautiful She Comes. This was apparently written as a tribute to his late wife Helen McCrory, but he just called it a song about a ghost.

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Damian Lewis Makes a Welcome Return to Sussex

“An absolute belting set of variety, strong songwriting and class musicianship, and a sea of grinning faces”

by Adrian Stonley | Brighton and Hove News | March 11, 2024

Photo Cred: Adrian Stonley

DAMIAN LEWIS – TRADING BOUNDARIES, SHEFFIELD GREEN 8.3.24

With Brighton & Hove News having reviewed Damian Lewis in Hove, back in November 2023 (Review HERE) on the first leg of his tour to support the release of his first album, ‘Mission Creep’, it was interesting to see how he fared back in the live environment a few months further down the line and at the beginning of the second leg of his tour. Would it be more of the same or would we get any variation in the songs?

The answer to that was a clear…Yes, there would be variety, and in many ways this was almost a different show entirely.

However, before we get into the set changes it is clear that this is a second stage of the ‘Mission Creep’ album tour and unsurprisingly, with this album being the only one currently available for the fans to listen to, it still held sway with ten of the thirteen album tracks being played tonight.

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Damian Lewis Plays Palace Theatre in Southend

UK Tour Part 2: Second Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 10, 2024

Photo Cred: msmeldoe

Damian Lewis and his brilliant band played gig number two of their UK Tour Part 2 in Southend at Palace Theatre on Sunday, March 10, 2024 in support of his debut album Mission Creep, as well as new songs like She Makin’ Me Change from his highly anticipated upcoming second album due out hopefully later this year. His supporting act was musician Amelie – you can find out more about her music here. Next up – Watford! It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information here. View more Southend photos in our Gallery here and video clip below:

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Damian Lewis on The Michael Ball Show Radio 2

Looking Forward to a Trip to the Seaside: Southend

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 10, 2024

Damian was a guest on The Michael Ball Show on Radio 2 today, Sunday, March 10, 2024. He discussed music, his debut album Mission Creep, his UK Tour Part 2 and playing Southend at the Palace Theatre tonight! Damian shared that his band members meet at his house, load up the splinter van and they plan to take off to Southend about an hour after appearing in this radio interview!

He  shared that he has written a second album that is more of a blues-y, indie sound, and he is folding in some new songs from that album into his current Mission Creep tour. He also updated Michael about his upcoming Henry VIII role in the final installment of the Wolf Hall triology, this time wearing a sausage suit 😉

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Damian Lewis Discusses Music and Upcoming Gig in Norwich

Paddleboarding Mishap and Music

by Louisa Baldwin | Eastern Daily Press | March 9, 2024

Damian Lewis is known as a successful actor, but he is heading to Norwich this spring to showcase another talent.

Lewis, 53, rose to worldwide fame for his roles stateside in Band of Brothers and Homeland, with the latter earning him Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

Meanwhile, his love of music remained and after leaving school he went busking with his guitar across continental Europe.

When lockdown hit, it gave him the time to throw himself into playing and writing songs again.

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Review: Damian Lewis and Amelie at Trading Boundaries

“There is definitely an open door to go full time as a music star.”

by Steve Best | Music Republic Magazine | March 8, 2024

Photo Cred: Liam Battersby

Psssst….Wanna know a ‘secret?’ There’s a big movie and TV star plotted up in a rural gaff in East Sussex, and circa 190 folk are invited for dinner and drinks.

It’s not a film set or a private showbiz bash – but this venue is lovely enough to be used for one – and as live music venues go, it’s on the more unusual side and perfect for an intimate first date of a UK tour. As “up close and personal” as you can get to…

Screen star and musician Damian Lewis, who is back on the road with his band after Part 1 of their “Mission Creep” tour late last year – and they delivered a very classy set on Friday to a sold out Trading Boundaries venue as first stop on their eight-date trek.

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Damian Lewis Kicks Off UK Tour Part 2

East Sussex

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 8, 2024

Photo Cred: Mystic Queen of Maybe (Jan)

Damian Lewis and his fantastic band kicked off their Mission Creep UK Tour part two on Friday, March 8, 2024 in East Sussex at Trading Boundaries venue. His supporting act was musician Amelie Watson. As promised, it was a new year, with new songs, and new pants. 🙂 Damian played songs from his debut album like the cover of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon, as well as new songs like She Makin’ Me Change from his highly anticipated upcoming second album due out hopefully later this year. Next up – Southend! It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information here. View more East Sussex photos in our Gallery here and watch video clips of his performance below:

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