Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis Plays Music Gig at World Economic Conference
Bobby Axelrod Plays for Real Billionaires
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 20, 2023
According to drummer Will Cleasby’s Instagram post, Damian and other members of his band (David, Phil and Kitty) were in Davos, Switzerland apparently providing House of Koko music entertainment at the annual World Economic Forum, which was held January 16 – 20, 2023. What? Yea, you heard me. Didn’t Bobby Axelrod flee to Switzerland last we checked? 😉 View more photos and videos from the event in our Gallery here.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis Guests on Bandwidth Conversations Podcast
by Katie Brewer | Instagram: Bandwidth Conversations | January 9, 2023
Sit down and have a listen as Host Katie Brewer chats with Damian on her next Bandwidth Conversations podcast episode, where her “focus is to talk to musicians, actors and rock stars of life.” Among many things, Damian talks about how Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks chose him to play Major Dick Winters in Band of Brothers, how he was given the role of Nicholas Brody in Homeland, how he created his character of Bobby Axelrod in Billions and his latest role as an MI6 agent in a new miniseries A Spy Among Friends.
Hilarious, modest, honest – not only is Damian a star of the theatre and screen, he was an absolute star to talk to. We also talk about starting a music career, his upcoming album and his life from school through acting. An unmissable episode – out Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Listen here or anywhere you podcast (Spotify and Apple Podcasts), or click below.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis: Music To Remember The Ones We Love
Review: The Actor and Jazz FM Presenter Turns to Blues and Soul
by Patricia Nicol | The Sunday Times | January 8, 2023
Actor, dad, redhead and ping-pong champion” is how Damian Lewis bills himself on social media. Now he can add jazz presenter to the list. On New Year’s Day the star of ITVX’s A Spy Among Friends hosted his own show, a mellow two hours of blues, jazz and soul on Jazz FM. Listen on Jazz FM Player here or Spotify here.
Lewis is a consummate leading man. In the past two decades he has treated television viewers to complex, riveting performances in Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga, Homeland and, most memorably, in Wolf Hall, where he gave us a high-energy Henry VIII, bouncing between alpha psychopath and needy man-child. On Damian Lewis the supple actor seemed to slip seamlessly into the smooth, somewhat self-regarding character of a jazz presenter.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis: A Curated Blues and Swing Special Playlist on Spotify
Jazz FM’s Guest Disc Jockey
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 1, 2023
As previously reported, Damian played guest disc jockey as part of Planet Radio’s Jazz FM Festive Christmas and New Year holiday special. He shared his love of jazz, blues and swing songs with listeners on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2023. For those who could not listen to the segment on Jazz FM Player, we have curated his playlist for you on Spotify, with the exception of one song, Masekela’s Goin’ Back to New Orleans, which was unavailable. Enjoy the 23-song playlist on Spotify here or the Jazz FM Player here. P.S. He mentioned his own debut album will be released this summer, 2023.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis Joins Jazz FM’s 2022 Festive Roster
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.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on London Jazz Festival Review: Damian Lewis
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.
Read the rest of the original article at The Times
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis Performs Songs From Upcoming Debut Album at Tabernacle London
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.