Music Career

Damian has played the classical guitar since he was 13-years-old. Quickly though, suspecting that he might be the “Second Elvis,” he graduated to the steel string acoustic so that he could sing Elvis in the mirror without fear of interruption. Busking in London through his early twenties, the rent money started coming in from acting and the guitar was parked up as a hobby until the time of CoVid lockdown and quarantine.

Meeting with various London-based musicians, including Giacomo Smith, Damian wrote songs and found himself in the recording studio cutting tracks that will be released on his debut album titled, “Mission Creep.” The album will be out in the summer of 2023. His band of five has jazz roots and the album is described as a bluesy sound, with originals and a few covers.

GIGS

Omeara London, Thursday, August 4, 2022
Omeara London Gallery here

Special guest at his Omeara gig was the wonderful vocalist and Tomorrow’s Warrior alumnus Cherise, who has worked with Kurt Elling and Gregory Porter.

Wilderness Festival, Sunday, August 7, 2022
Wilderness Festival Gallery here

London Jazz Festival: The Tabernacle London, Sunday, November 20, 2022
The Tabernacle London Gallery here

With special guest Hattie Whitehead

World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 16-20, 2023
The WEF Gallery here

Hoxton Hall, Friday, March 3, 2023
The Hoxton Hall Gallery pending

MANAGER:

Steve Abbott – Harmonic Artists

PROMOTIONS:

DHP Family
Neil O’Brien Entertainment

CURRENT BAND MEMBERS:

Damian Lewis – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and keyboard
Dave Archer – guitar
Joe Webb – keyboard
Giacomo Smith – alto sax and clarinet
Will Sach – bass
Will Cleasby – drums
Kitty Liv – harmonica and vocals

ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY – ORIGINALS

Title: Mission Creep (June, 2023)

Little One
Hole in My Roof
Zaragoza
Soho Tango
Down on the Bowery
Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella
Wanna Grow Old in Paris
Makin’ Plans
Why? (originally Jelly Roll Morton)
She Comes
-more pending-

TOUR DATES

2022
Omeara Club – August 4, 2022 – London
Wilderness Festival – August 7, 2022 – Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
The Tabernacle – November 20, 2022 – London

2023
World Economic Forum – January 16-20, 2023 – Davos, Switzerland
Hoxton Hall – March 3, 2023 – Hackney

REVIEWS and ARTICLES

Damian Lewis Unveils Live Dates and Details News of Debut Solo Album – Implurnt
Tufnell Park-er Damian Lewis Flexing his Musical Muscles – Camden New Journal
Damian Lewis, Omeara, Review: Passionate Debut From Actor Turned Pop Star – The Telegraph 
Damian Lewis Review: Screen Star Celebrates a Mellow Musical Hinterland – The Times
Damian Lewis Rocked His First Gig at Omeara London – FanFunWithDamianLewis
EFG London Jazz Festival Review – The Times

BAND MERCH

-pending-

VIDEO PERFORMANCES

Song: “Such A Night” – Damian performing the Dr. John classic with Kansas Smitty’s Supersize Band, recorded Febraury 23, 2021 from Kansas Smitty’s headquarters in East London. Giacomo Smith and Alec Harper on Alto, Camilla George on Tenor, Dylan Jones on Trumpet, Dave Archer on Guitar, Kit Downes on Keyboard, Joe Webb on Piano, Ferg Ireland on Bass and Jas Kayser and Will Cleasby on Drums.

Song: “Little One” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Makin’ Plans” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Why” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Zaragoza” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Soho Tango” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Hole in My Roof” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Down on the Bowery” – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Little Trip to Heaven” by Tom Waits – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “After Midnight” by JJ Cale/Eric Clapton – Omeara London Performance, August 4, 2022

Song: “Little One” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Song: “She Comes” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Song: “Soho Tango” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Song: “Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Song: “Zaragoza” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Song: “Little One” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Song: “Makin’ Plans” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Song: “Little Trip to Heaven” – Tabernacle London Performance, November 20, 2022

Introductions – World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 16-20, 2023

Song: “TBD” – World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 16-20, 2023