Last week I managed to drag Dean out to see Damian Wilson. Dean was the one who knew he was playing a freebie gig in a Guildford pub and is the main music fan in our household, but of course because it was in the week he would have been quite content to miss it, being too tired after work! How old does he think he is? I of course had forgotten I liked Damian Wilson's voice so much as the last time I saw him play was about 5 years ago. This was very different though as he was solo (for some of the evening) and because, as it turned out, this was his local pub Dean and I felt we were the only people there who didn't know him. He was later joined on stage by one of his brother's and the finale saw another brother, his dad and a couple more audience members join in too. It made for a really good nights music with an intimate and insightful atmosphere as Damian recounted stories about his life as well as singing some of his own material
He usually sings with a number of bands and has been voted 'best vocalist' 7 times at the Classic Rock Society UK Annual Awards. But that isn't the whole story of his musical career; between 1998 and 2000 he played the role of Jean Valjean in the Les Miserables UK national tour. So this is a man with an eclectic musical career.