Damian Lewis plays intimate concert in London ahead of album release


Damian Lewis is getting ready for all times as a musician with a warm-up present in London (Image: PA)

Actor Damian Lewis has swapped the display for a guitar as he performed songs from his upcoming debut album at an intimate present in London.

The 51-year-old actor, recognized for starring within the tv dramas Band Of Brothers and Homeland, is proving appearing isn’t his solely expertise as he shocked crowds on the iconic Omeara venue.

Damian, who’s at the moment loved-up with new girlfriend Alison Mosshart, carried out to a sold-out crowd on Thursday within the London Bridge space.

The nice and cozy-up present comes days earlier than his deliberate Sunday set at Wilderness Pageant in Oxfordshire.

Dressed all in black for the event, Damian – who was additionally not too long ago made CBE – was supported by a stay band as he belted out tracks in his sturdy voice together with taking part in the guitar.

The very particular gig additionally featured Jazz and Soul singer-songwriter Cherise as a particular visitor.

The actor shocked audiences on the sold-out present (Image: PA)
Damian had begun a profession as a busker earlier than discovering fame in appearing (Image: PA)

Having performed classical guitar for the reason that age of 13, Damian graduated to the metal string acoustic after being impressed by Elvis Presley and spent his early 20s busking in London.

The star has since carved out a formidable profession as an actor, however throughout lockdown rediscovered his ardour for music and is now set to launch his debut album.

Damian has met with varied London-based musicians, together with Giacomo Smith, to document a at the moment untitled debut album that is because of be launched subsequent 12 months.

The star picked up guitar once more throughout lockdown and is now getting ready to launch his debut album (Image: PA)

The Billions actor beforehand mentioned he was ‘wanting ahead’ to getting out on stage to play the songs he had written and recorded for the album after he – like many people – took up outdated hobbies through the peak of the pandemic.

‘I’m wanting ahead to getting on the market and taking part in the songs I’ve written and been recording for my debut album,’ he mentioned.

He had added that it could ‘be good to be again on stage, this time with a guitar in my hand.’

This summer time, Damian was made a CBE within the Queen’s Birthday Honours Record for his providers to drama and charity.

He mentioned each he and his late spouse, Helen McCrory, have been ‘thrilled’.

Damian misplaced his spouse, the late nice Helen McCrory, to most cancers final 12 months (Image: REX)

Acclaimed actress and Peaky Blinders star McCrory died in April 2021 aged 52 after being identified with most cancers.

In current weeks, Damian has been pictured with US musician Alison Mosshart, from the bands The Kills and The Useless Climate, prompting hypothesis they’ve begun a relationship.

They have been most not too long ago photographed at personal members’ membership The Home of Koko on Wednesday.

Alison’s mum, Florida native Vivian, beforehand informed the Each day Mail the household are ‘all excited’ about her new relationship with the actor.

‘They’ve mutual mates. I don’t know precisely how they met however I’m fantastic with it. If she’s completely satisfied, we’re completely satisfied. I’m but to satisfy him however actually I’d wish to.’

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