DAMIAN Lewis began his singing career as a tribute to his late wife.
The Homeland actor’s first performance included songs he appears to have written about his love, Helen McCrory, who died of breast cancer last April.
He sang in one emotional track: “You and I should be together until the end.
“Bye baby, I can’t wait to see you smile again.”
Another track he performed near the end of his set seemed to be related to the loss of a partner.
Damian sang: “She comes like a thrush, she comes like a fox.
“She sits by the window, singing from the rock.
“She is the moon by day and Kristen Bell Tattoos shining in the dark.
“She rests in me and rests in the shade.”
He then sang in the chorus, “She’s my joy, she’s my pain, and she rained down on me.”
Damian and Harry Potter actress Helen, who died at the age of 52, were married for almost 14 years and had two children – daughter Manon, 15, and son Gulliver, 14.
In addition to original tracks, Damian has performed poignant covers of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and Tom Waits’ “Little Trip To Heaven”.
Suggesting that the latter was especially heartfelt for him, Damian confessed, “I shouldn’t have agreed to this song. I shouldn’t have settled for mascara either.
The actor’s 75-minute set at London’s Omeara on Thursday was a warm-up for his performance at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire this weekend.
Damian, who began dating US singer-songwriter Alison Mosshart earlier this year, is expected to release songs for his as-yet-untitled debut album in 2023.
Given that he managed to sell out the venue before anyone heard him sing the note, I’m sure there will be plenty of people willing to pick up his album as soon as it finally comes out.
Kylie goes for nails
Kylie Jenner looks like she just rushed out of the house after struggling with the dishes.
The designer trim on her blouse is reminiscent of a pair of pink Marigold gloves that you can wear to wash dirty dishes.
The billionaire American reality TV star was pictured leaving London’s Claridge’s Hotel with daughter Stormy, where she certainly didn’t stop to help with the kitchen chores.
Later in the evening, she wore a black mini dress to dinner at Nobu sushi restaurant with her boyfriend, Travis Scott.
Kylie is in town with the rapper ahead of his two standalone shows at London’s O2 Arena tonight and tomorrow.
They made the most of their visit, Kylie and Stormy headed to Harrods for afternoon tea.
Welcome to Bizarre headquarters anytime, Kylie.
Drake is fine
DRAKE has a reputation for being a heartbreaker, but in his new music video, he fixes it like a surgeon.
But given that he spends most of his time in the video taking shots and smoking hookah, it doesn’t look like the Canadian rapper, dressed in a hospital gown for promos, could make a great NHS worker.
This is DJ Khaled’s latest song titled Staying Alive, inspired by the Bee Gees’ 1977 hit, and features Drake and fellow rapper Lil Baby.
It will appear on Khaled’s upcoming 13th album, God Did, which is scheduled for release later this year.
Although Khaled did a good job of getting Drake on the record, he hopes it will be better than the rapper’s latest project.
Drake’s album “Honestly Nevermind” dropped out of the top 20 completely after five weeks.
Brolly good dua
DUA Lipa did a good job of headlining her latest music festival, waving her umbrella.
She returned to her roots when she took to the stage in the capital of Kosovo, Pristina.
The British-Albanian singer, whose parents are from the city, shone in a purple sequined miniskirt and matching bra while performing at the Sunny Hill festival she co-hosted with her father Dukajin.
She performed on the first night of the four-day festival, which will also feature American DJ Diplo and grime rapper Skepta.
Speaking on stage, Dua said: “I want to thank everyone who came to see our beautiful Pristina, to see our beautiful Kosovo, to come and experience talent, music, creativity, energy.”
Launched in 2018, the festival raises funds for the Sunny Hill Foundation to support vulnerable people. Good for her.
Udder Tosh, Calvin
CALVIN Harris has a homestead in Ibiza but may not be the best farmer after stating that the party island is so hot cows can’t live there.
Uh, there’s a whole herd just six miles up the road from his house.
The Scottish DJ revealed in an interview yesterday that he is promoting his first album in five years, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2.
He told Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast: “I want a cow, but apparently you can’t have cows in Ibiza because it’s too hot.
“I’m trying to find the right breed to milk the cow.”
He also stopped talking about a sequel to his latest album in 2023. He said, “Absolutely not. I have 23 people on this album and getting them together was a bit of a challenge.
“It’s nice to take a break. After that I will write some dance music. A little cleansing taste.