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Damian Lewis launches music career with debut album and live gigs

Caption: Damian Lewis swaps screen for concert hall as he announces debut album Provider: (Picture:@lewis_damian)

Damian Lewis is stepping into a new industry as he announced he’ll be releasing a debut album, and also will perform live next month.

The 51-year-old British actor, known for starring in the television dramas Billions, Band Of Brothers and Homeland, is excited to get ‘back on stage, this time with a guitar in my hand’.

The TV star, who is currently loved-up with new girlfriend Alison Mosshart will play an intimate warm-up show at London’s Omeara venue on Thursday August 4 before performing at Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire on Sunday August 7.

Having played classical guitar since the age of 13, Damian graduated to the steel string acoustic after being inspired by Elvis Presley and spent his early 20s busking in London.

After rediscovering the guitar during lockdown, he met with various London-based musicians, including Giacomo Smith, to record a currently untitled debut album that will be released next year.

‘I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing the songs I’ve written and been recording for my debut album,’ he said.

Undated handout photo of the upcomimng Damien Lewis concert at Omeara London.  Lewis has announced he is to release his debut album and play two live dates next month.  He will play an intimate warm-up show at London's Omeara venue on Thursday August 4 before performing at Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire on Sunday August 7. Issue date: Friday July 8, 2022. PA Photo.  See PA story SHOWBIZ Lewis.  Photo credit should read: DHP/Neil O'Brien Entertainment/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption  Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Damian will play a concert at Omeara London next month as he kickstarts a music career (Picture: DHP/Neil O’Brien Entertainment)
Damian is best known as an actor, and has starred in TV series like Billions (Picture: Jeff Neumann/Showtime)

‘Be good to be back on stage, this time with a guitar in my hand.’

This summer, Damian was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to drama and charity.

He said both he and his late wife Helen McCrory were ‘thrilled’ at the accolade.

Acclaimed actress and Peaky Blinders star McCrory died in April 2021 aged 52 after being diagnosed with cancer.

In recent weeks, Damian has been pictured with US musician Alison , from the bands The Kills and The Dead Weather, prompting speculation they have begun a relationship.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Damian Lewis and Alison Mosshart attend The House of KOKO's inaugural Summer Party at the beautifully designed new members club backstage at London's iconic KOKO, on July 6, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for KOKO)

Damian is seemingly in a new relationship with musician Alison Mosshart, and they were seen together at The House of KOKO’s summer party this week (PIcture: David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Helen McCrory, Damian’s wife, died last year following a battle with cancer (Picture: Mike Marsland/WireImage)

They were most recently photographed at private members’ club The House of Koko on Wednesday, the latest outing for the pair, who were also spotted together at the Serpentine Summer Evening event a few weeks ago, and also at the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone at the weekend.

This week, they posed together with their heads together and arms around each other at The House of KOKO’s summer party.

It appears Damian and Alison, 43, met through mutual friends in London, and her mother Vivian has said she is ‘excited’ for them.

Florida native Vivian told DailyMail.com: ‘I don’t know how much flak I’m going to get for all of this but of course we are excited for her.

‘They have mutual friends. I don’t know exactly how they met but I’m fine with it. If she’s happy, we are happy. I’m yet to meet him but certainly I’d like to.’

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