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In Conversation with Geordie Greig
by Roisin O’Connor | The Independent | November 7, 2023
Actor and musician Damian Lewis sat down with editor-in-chief Geordie Greig on the set of ‘Music Box’ to talk about his change in direction from the acting stage to the music stage. Watch video interview here.
Lewis spoke about how a love of making music became more than just a hobby and the feeling of going out on stage to perform his own music felt. Lewis also spoke about the inspiration for his writing, as well as the impact of his wife Helen McCrory’s passing during the songwriting process.
Damian Lewis’ session will be coming in December, meanwhile watch all Music Box sessions here. View photostills in our Gallery here.
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“It’s a wonderful, brilliant, creative outlet, and something very different”
Sammy Jones | Pulse Magazine | November 6, 2023
Damian Lewis is one of our best loved actors, but his current role sees him stepping out of the screen and onto the musical stage, as he realized a long held dream. As he prepares to visit Milton Keynes, he talks with Pulse’s Sammy Jones about swapping acting for truthful sounds.
The album, Mission Creep, was released to flowing reviews earlier this year. “It’s an album that is real and warm and moody,” I say. “That’s nice, good…that is what we were hoping it would sound like,” Samian says, “I definitely wanted it to have that quite present feel – that you feel you are in the room with us. We recorded on tape, we didn’t do it digitally, and I think a lot of those takes are actually live takes of me signing with the band on some of those songs.”
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Stripped Down Set and Opportunity to Record New Originals
Press Release | The Independent | November 2, 2023
The Independent and Independent TV today announce the ninth series of Music Box. Hosted by music editor Roisin O’Connor, Music Box brings the latest up and comers – along with some of music’s biggest names – into the Music Box studio to play exclusive stripped-down sets.
Music Box is now returning better than ever, with a mix of major names and exciting new talent invited to record two original songs. Guests for this series will include Golden Globe-winning actor and musician Damian Lewis, and Brit Award-winning, Platinum-selling artist Emeli Sande. Other acts to look out for include rising indie band English Teacher, soul artist MEGA, pop-rock group Only the Poets, and rapper/singer Jelani Blackman.
The new season will launch on Monday 6 November, with a new artist session airing each week until January 2024. Damian’s session will air in December. It was filmed at The Independent’s in-house Independent TV studio in Finsbury Square, London. Damian recently sat down with the Independent’s editor-in-chief Geordie Greig on the set of filming his session on Music Box, and you can watch that video interview here. View photostills in our Gallery here.
Viewers will be able to watch it online at the Independent TV hub (independent.tv), on The Independent’s new smart TV app, and on The Independent’s mobile app. The Independent TV app is available globally on a number of smart TV (‘CTV’ – connected TV) platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Sony smart TVs. In the coming weeks, LG, Samsung and Roku will be added.