Damian Lewis tries his hand at busking after THAT rendition of the national anthem at the British Grand Prix
Damian Lewis tries to do his best after THAT rendition of the national anthem at the British Grand Prix
Damian Lewis has gone back to basics with his music career as he performed at Fitzroy Square Garden in London.
The actor, 52, has forged a musical career in recent months, releasing his debut single Down On the Bowery in April, followed by his album Mission Creep in June.
The Billions star performed his original song Soho Tango during his afternoon session.
Alongside the video, shared on X, he wrote: ‘Fitzroy Square Garden, London…
“A while ago I decided to take the guitar to a play in the city of London… I played ‘Soho Tango’ live for the very first time.”
Performance: Damian Lewis has gone back to basics with his music career while playing at London’s Fitzroy Square Garden
Performance: The Billions star performed his original song Soho Tango during his afternoon session
Positive: The performance was well received by the fans; one wrote on X: ‘This is a great way to start the day’, while another wrote: ‘Love it love love it’
The performance went down well with fans, with one writing on X: “This is a great way to start the day,” while another wrote: “Love it love love it.”
A third wrote: ‘Wowowow, LOVE this! Astonishing. The courage is inspiring for so many who have not yet found their courage!’
The performance comes after Damian was mocked on social media for his nerve-wracking rendition of the national anthem at the British Grand Prix in July.
The TV star was criticized for trying to impersonate ‘King of Rock and Roll’ Elvis Presley during his performance on the Silverstone grid.
Damian performed live with his band in the paddock on Sunday and later sang the national anthem together with a saxophonist.
Social media erupted with comments about the unique way Lewis sang God Save The King, with one cheeky posting that he had simply ‘butchered it’.
One user said: ‘Damian Lewis absolutely butchered the national anthem at the British Grand Prix.’
Another wrote: ‘Damian Lewis sings the national anthem in the style of Elvis, accompanied by a saxophone…’
Awkward: The performance comes after Damian was mocked on social media for his toe-curling rendition of the national anthem at the British Grand Prix in July
Reaction: Social media erupted in response to Damian’s rendition of the national anthem at Silverstone
A third joked: ‘I didn’t have ‘Damian Lewis performing the British national anthem at the British Grand Prix’ on my bingo card.
Another also picked up on an attempt to sound like Elvis, joking: ‘Damian Lewis, what is this anthem. Someone’s seen the Elvis movie a few too many times.’
A fifth said: ‘Please think about the person in Damian Lewis’s company for the next few hours. “No honestly, it was fine Damian.”
Ahead of his performance, the actor turned singer said: ‘Never in a million years would I have thought I would be singing the national anthem or playing a gig with my band at the British Grand Prix.
‘It is so special, with a unique festival atmosphere and I am honored to have been asked.
The actor’s album was released on June 16 by Decca Records and along with festivals at Wilderness, Cheltenham Jazz and Black Deer, Lewis has also sold out shows in London.