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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

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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

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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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Damian Lewis Fits His Rock Career Around Being a Solo Parent

Hit Me Baby One More Time

by Alex Spencer | Cambridge Independent | March 8, 2024

Hollywood actor Damian Lewis has discovered a surprising extra benefit to his new sideline as a rock singer.

“Turns out the life of a rock star is getting home and cooking dinner for your family. Who knew? That’s not what it said on the tin,” he reveals.

Damian, who has stayed close to home to look after his teenage children since the tragic death of his wife Helen McCrory from cancer, now has to consider carefully which projects he can take on.

Helen, best known for her starring roles in Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter, died in April 2021, aged 52. They had been married nearly 14 years and had two children, Manon and Gulliver.

Damian, star of Billions and Homeland, said: “I’m quite quite selective about what actual work I take because I’m a solo parent with two teenage kids. I can’t go away for a long time. I can’t go and make a movie for four months in Australia, for example, and so I’m trying to take work that fits in with family life. And music, oddly, it actually fits better. That’s a happy happenstance. It’s not the reason I’m doing it.

“The reason I’m doing it is because I’m loving it and really enjoying it. But it does actually fit in, unless I was to get on a bus and go to American for four months; but doing a 15-date tour in the UK and being able to get home most nights is doable.”

Damian began writing the songs during lockdown, when Helen was ill. “They’re quite a personal collection of songs,” he says.

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Damian Lewis Remembers Oxford Field Rave

O2 Academy2 Oxford

by Edward Burnett | Oxford Mail | March 7, 2024

Damian Lewis has been acting since the 1990s and played the leading role of Bobby Axelrod in the American series Billions which ran from 2016 to 2023.

After starring in various projects including Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 epic blockbuster Once Upon a Time….in Hollywood, Damian decided to pursue a career in music alongside his acting.

He released his debut album ‘Mission Creep’ last summer and the Hollywood star is bringing his live music gig to the city next month.

The actor revealed in an exclusive chat with the Oxford Mail he once raved nearby.

“I have been to Oxford as a long time ago I had friends who were at the university there so I visited then,” said Damian.

“I went to a rave once in Oxford in a field, just outside of Oxford which was a while back.

“I’ve still got friends who live close by so yeah, I love Oxford, it’s a beautiful city.”

The 53-year-old’s love for Oxford played into the actor’s choice to come and perform the standalone gig in the city.

“I just wanted to play at nice venues and places with nice city centres and are on the map,” added Damian. Oxford is a really nice place to come and play because it’s a cool little town centre.”

Damian Lewis will perform at the O2 Academy2 Oxford on Friday, March 22 with tickets priced at £31.60. Ticket information for Damian’s UK Spring tour can be found here.  Order his debut album Mission Creep from his official music store here.

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Damian Lewis Scheduled to Perform Music Gig at Black Deer Festival 2024

Festival of Americana

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 7, 2024

Damian Lewis returns to the 5th annual Black Deer music festival.

Damian shared on Instagram that he and his band are coming back for round two and they will be performing on the Main Stage! They will take the stage on Saturday, June 15, 2024, the same night as Sheryl Crow.

The entire festival runs from June 14-16, 2024 at Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent – near East Sussex, England.

A wide variety of tier-type tickets will become available soon and right now tier 3 tickets are on sale here.

Initial line-up includes Sheryl Crow, Courtney Barnett (her song was featured on Billions), guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa, Portland, Dale Watson & His Lonestars, Eli Paperboy Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Rosanne Cash, and BC Camplight. .

The festival is described as being dropped into a musical melting pot – a door into the world of Americana and country – including, but not limited to Folk, Bluegrass, Roots and the Blues. The Independent calls it, “One of the most culturally eclectic and rewarding festival experiences in the UK.”

Other fun activities at the event include camping, a young folk adventure, custom motorcycles and trucks, a saloon bar with craft beers, BBQ arena with smokehouse cooking and southern comfort food, and demos/masterclasses with renowned chefs. For more information, visit Black Deer Festival’s website here.

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Damian Lewis is Back in the Studio

Music in the Making

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 29, 2024

Photo Cred: Damian Lewis

Damian is back in the studio working on his next album ahead of his upcoming Mission Creep Tour, part two. While at Durham Sound Studios earlier this week, Damian shared on Instagram that he is specifically working on three new singles to share on this tour and hopes his new album will be out later this year. Damian, bandmate Kitty Liv, and Kitty’s brother, Studio Manager Lewis Durham, were working on getting a new base line laid down onto some tracks. How exciting! You can view more photos from this week’s studio time in our Gallery here.

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Damian Lewis Looking Forward to Southend Show and Chats About His Spring Tour and His Essex Home

Setting Off on Tour

by Emma Palmer | Essex Life Magazine | March 2024 Issue

He may be a Hollywood movie star, but A-list actor Damian Lewis has closer ties to little old Essex than you might think. Not only does the 53-year-old, known for his roles in Homeland, Billions, Band of Brothers and Wolf Hall, own a house in a picturesque part of north Essex, he’s preparing to hit the stage at the Palace Theatre in Southend this month-just don’t expect him to be acting.

Hardcore fans of the red-haired heartthrob will already have been aware of his musical abilities, but it wasn’t until 2022 when he released his debut album, Mission Creep, that the rest of the world was introduced to the vocal and compositional talents of Mr. Lewis.

As well as starring in some of the most successful TV shows in recent years, the star was and is, an accomplished guitar player.

As a child he never stopped playing and even went busking around Europe in his twenties before he decided to plough his efforts into acting.

But even though acting roles such as captured US Marine Nicholas Brody in Homeland, hedge fund trader Bobby Axelrod in Billions and more recently as King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, catapulted him to global stardom, it’s music that remains a driving force in his ongoing career.

Lewis would occasionally perform at wrap parties on film sets as part of a scratch band but when Covid and the ensuing lockdowns hit, he realised he, at last, had time and space away from a busy acting schedule to throw himself into playing and writing songs. With the additional maturity and experience that life has given him the ideas for tunes and lyrics began to flow.

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