Such a Night: Damian Lewis at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2022

“Jazz is a broad church. That’s why we chose a Tabernacle. Place of residence. Place of meeting. Tent of congregation. Tent of meeting.”

-Damian Lewis

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I had a 72-hour lightning trip to London last week for a special weekend with fan friends and a fantastic evening of music at The Tabernacle London in Notting Hill with the one and only Damian Lewis. It was such a night that, one week later,  I am still the under the spell of Damian’s spectacular performance and ready to tell you all about how our Ginger Elvis has ruled on the stage and off – he has made time for everyone, VIPs and fans alike, after the gig. So please come join me in the beautiful and inspiring  music hall that is The Tabernacle London, and live or re-live ( if you were lucky  enough to be there) every single detail from that glorious evening.

Shall we?

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What to Expect When We Are Expecting ‘A Spy Among Friends’ *UPDATED*

Kim Philby is arguably the most famous – or should I say infamous? – secret agent of all times. He may not be as well known as James Bond, but in contrast to 007, Philby was a real-life spy and the most successful member of the Cambridge Five, a group of spies recruited by the Russians to pass information from the UK to the Soviet Union during the Second World War through 1950s. A charming and brilliant Cambridge graduate, he quickly rose to the top of the counterintelligence unit at the MI6. He became the head of the anti-Soviet unit, served as the MI6 chief in Istanbul and ultimately became MI6’s Washington-based liaison with the CIA. Having his confidantes at MI6 and becoming close friends with James Angleton, a rising star at the CIA . While his betrayal got some of his colleagues into big trouble and took several Soviet defectors to their deaths, nobody suspected Philby for years. And when some at the MI5 flagged him, his colleagues at the MI6 and the CIA came to the rescue. When they finally had the evidence to confront him, Philby had already provided secret information to the Soviets for 30 years! Continue reading “What to Expect When We Are Expecting ‘A Spy Among Friends’ *UPDATED*”

Redux: Damian Lewis ROCKED His First Gig at Omeara London!

I cannot believe it has already been a month since the magical evening in London because I am still under the spell of the Ginger Elvis who ruled the stage with his originals as well as some great covers! So, one more  time, I want to take everyone into that intimate music hall with me: here is every single detail (a few more details added!) I remember from Damian’s fantastic first gig at Omeara London!

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Damian Lewis ROCKED His First Gig at Omeara London!

Well, ladies and gentleman, I am just back from a 36-hour London trip where I was part of a very special evening with Damian Lewis. And while I need to pack now for another trip for tomorrow, I am sitting here, collecting my thoughts, to write every single detail I remember from Damian’s fantastic first gig at Omeara London. And I want to take all fans that could not make it to this show into that intimate music hall with me and have Damian sing for them! ENJOY!

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On the Horizon: Damian Lewis Is Currently Filming ‘A Spy Among Friends’ *UPDATED*

Kim Philby is arguably the most famous – or should I say infamous? – secret agent of all times. He may not be as well known as James Bond, but in contrast to 007, Philby was a real-life spy and the most successful member of the Cambridge Five, a group of spies recruited by the Russians to pass information from the UK to the Soviet Union during the Second World War through 1950s. A charming and brilliant Cambridge graduate, he quickly rose to the top of the counterintelligence unit at the MI6. He became the head of the anti-Soviet unit, served as the MI6 chief in Istanbul and ultimately became MI6’s Washington-based liaison with the CIA. Having his confidantes at MI6 and becoming close friends with James Angleton, a rising star at the CIA . While his betrayal got some of his colleagues into big trouble and took several Soviet defectors to their deaths, nobody suspected Philby for years. And when some at the MI5 flagged him, his colleagues at the MI6 and the CIA came to the rescue. When they finally had the evidence to confront him, Philby had already provided secret information to the Soviets for 30 years! Continue reading “On the Horizon: Damian Lewis Is Currently Filming ‘A Spy Among Friends’ *UPDATED*”