Margins Cafe Open at 18:30. Scroll down for info on reserving a pre-show meal.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
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“Mission Creep is a rootsy, bluesy, folky, rocky set of songs about love and life, in which his soulful high tenor voice flows with ease through a textured web of instrumentation.” Neil McCormick ( Daily Telegraph )
The album’s origin story begins when Lewis, after leaving school, took to the road with his guitar and went busking through continental Europe. This experience has stayed with Damian ever since and is reflected in his debut album.
Lewis linked up with one of today’s most exciting jazz musicians, Giacomo Smith, who in turn introduced Lewis to a collection of brilliant musicians, many of whom had played with Smith in the hugely loved and admired Kansas Smitty’s House Band. Lewis formed his band and early shows at London’s Omeara and Koko gave him a first sense of what leading a band in front of a live audience could feel like. “It helps that the players are all insanely accomplished,” Lewis said.
A festival appearance at Wilderness last year led to more live shows. Packed gigs at London’s The Tabernacle, Hoxton Hall and Cheltenham Jazz Festival resulted in glowing reviews from the crowds and the critics who described Lewis as “a compelling performer apparently in his element” (Telegraph) as he “wowed the crowd” (Times). A label battle for his signature ensued.
Following his performance at Black Deer Festival, Damian’s performance at Union Chapel is his largest London show to date.
Praise for ‘Mission Creep’:
“A warm, rich debut” - Financial Times ★★★★
“Lewis’s songs are beautifully written and performed” Line of Best Fit
“A contemplative set of rock, folk and jazzy grooves, it’s a heartfelt affair with natural feel" The Daily Mail ★★★★
“Be prepared for something very special: - Blues and Soul
“Romantic, offbeat, witty wise, very touching and unarguably accomplished” - The Daily Telegraph
"…effortlessly shows out the capability of Lewis’ voice and his commitment to the craft” - Rolling Stone UK
Praise for Damian LIVE:
“Real flair” The Times ★★★★
“Full-blooded, passionate, richly musical” Daily Telegraph ★★★★
Make your free dinner reservation to eat at our Margins Café before the show!
You must have a general admission ticket for the show to gain entry for dinner.
Doors will open for early dinner ticket holders at 18:30.
The Margins Café serves delicious, freshly prepared food at gigs and events. All profits go towards The Margins Project, based here at the Chapel which works with people who face issues of homelessness and crisis.
Book Your Dinner Reservation HERE
The venue has unreserved seating and are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early before event door times if you have preferred seats. Due to the nature of our venue, please be prepared to queue for entry.
The venue is fully accessible, with use of ramps and the upstairs bar is accessible with use of a platform lift. Please email [email protected] with your accessibility requirements.
The bar is located on the first floor of the venue and will be open from the stated door time and remain open after the show.
Alcohol consumption will be limited to the bar area only, it is not permitted to take alcohol to the main chapel space. An array of soft drinks and snacks will also be available and are permitted in the main space. (Please note, no food or drink may be brought from outside into the venue).