Album and Performance Reviews by Music Critics


“Real flair; wowed the crowd” – The Times ★★★★
“Compelling and accomplished as a soulful singer-songwriter” – The Telegraph ★★★★
“Romantic, offbeat, witty, wise, very touching and unarguably accomplished” – The Telegraph
“Damian Lewis is showing he is even more talented with his musical chops” – Daily Express
“Lewis’s songs are beautifully written and performed” – The Line of Best Fit
“Proves to be a highly compelling, eclectic endeavour” – Music Week
“A thoughtful collection” – JAZZIZ
“Exceptional talent” – JAZZIZ Editor’s Choice
“Well crafted songs and strong vocals” – Building Our Own Nashville
“Cracking band; pleasantly surprised; his vocals and guitar accompaniment were spot on” – Jazz Journal
“Be prepared for something very special” – Blues & Soul Magazine
“Authentic, rootsy debut album” – MOJO Magazine★★★
“A warm, rich debut” – Financial Times★★★★
“A heartfelt affair with a natural feel” – Daily Mail★★★★
“More-than-admirable passion project; record is strong, and surprisingly gripping; ‘Mission Creep’ is rewarding,” – Clash Magazine 7/10
“Evident that Lewis is both a passionate and accomplished songwriter” – Buzz Magazine★★★★
“An enjoyable collection of well crafted songs, mostly self-penned, defy expectations for a debut album” – Music OMH★★★✬
“A potent, whiskey-tinged blend of tasteful jazz, niche rhythm and blues, and sharp injections of ‘50s-indebted rock and roll. Lewis’ music hits a transatlantic sweet spot – think the raucous R&B of JJ Cale combined with the jazzy inflections of Van Morrison. His guitar work is nimble and unconventional, while his voice – a potent mix of honey and concrete.” – Louder Than War
“Captivated by Damian’s musical metamorphosis, as he flawlessly covers JJ Cale’s timeless classic ‘After Midnight’ in his debut album Mission Creep” – JJ Cale’s Official Instagram page
“An absolute belting set of variety, strong songwriting and class musicianship, and a sea of grinning faces” – Brighton and Hove News
“A Rocking Good Night with Damian Lewis” – Southend Theatre Scene
“If Mr Lewis ever gets fed up with his day job, there is definitely an open door to go full time as a music star.” – Music Republic Magazine

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
Cheltenham Jazz Festival Review – Building Our Own Nashville
Cheltenham Jazz Festival Review – Jazz Journal
Editors’ Choice – JAZZIZ
Interview: Damian Lewis on His Unlikely Rock Reinvention – The Telegraph
Interview: Changing Lanes – Blues & Soul Magazine
Interview: Damian Lewis on His Debut Album – Music Week
Damian Lewis Continues to Tease Mission Creep with New Track ‘She Comes’ – Stereo Board
Damian Lewis Makin’ Plans on BBC Radio 6 Music with Gemma Cairney – BBC Radio 6
Damian Lewis Talks Ed Nash Through the Songs That Soundtracked the Pivotal Moments in His Life – The Line of Best Fit
Damian Lewis on His Solo Album – Rolling Stone Magazine UK
Black Deer Festival 2023, Festival Review – Louder Than War
Damian Lewis Performs Sold Out Concert in Hove – Brighton and Hove News

‘She Comes’ Clip