Damian Lewis Performs Songs From Upcoming Debut Album During Intimate Show

Damian Lewis swapped the screen for the concert hall as he performed songs from his upcoming debut album at an intimate London show.

The 51-year-old British actor, known for starring in TV dramas Billions, Band Of Brothers and Homeland, performed to a sold-out crowd on Thursday at London’s Omeara venue before taking the stage at the Wilderness Festival in the ‘Oxfordshire Sunday. .

Dressed in all black for the occasion, Lewis was backed by a band as he sang and played guitar.

The concert also featured singer-songwriter Cherise as a special guest.

The actor started playing guitar at 13 and picked it up during lockdown (Joseph Lynn/PA)

Playing classical guitar since the age of 13, Lewis switched to steel-string acoustic after being inspired by Elvis Presley and spent his early twenties busking in London.

After rediscovering the guitar during lockdown, he met various London-based musicians, including Giacomo Smith, to record a currently untitled debut album due out next year.

Lewis previously said he “can’t wait” to take the stage to perform the songs he wrote and recorded for the album.

He added that it would be “nice to be back on stage, this time with a guitar in hand”.

Damien Lewis in concert
Lewis was named CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to theater and charity this summer (Joseph Lynn/PA)

This summer Lewis was named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to the theater and to charity.

He said he and his late wife, Helen McCrory, were “thrilled”.

Acclaimed actress and Peaky Blinders star McCrory died in April 2021 at the age of 52 after being diagnosed with cancer.

In recent weeks, Lewis has been pictured with American musician Alison Mosshart, bands The Kills and The Dead Weather, suggesting they have started a relationship.

They were recently photographed at The House of Koko private club on Wednesday.

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