Thin Lizzy’s original drummer, the legendary BRIAN DOWNEY and his new band ALIVE AND DANGEROUS have announced they will be returning to Nell’s Jazz & Blues in London to perform as part of the London Fleadh week — on Saturday 10th February.
The concert follows the bands’ successful concerts at Nell’s in November 2017 which RAW RAMP described as: “compelling… smoulderingly [and] with plenty of shamanistic drum thwackery from Downey.”
Downey’s outfit features Brian Grace (best known as the guitarist for Commitments’ Andrew Strong) plus former Low Rider members Matt Wilson (lead vocals, bass) and Phil Edgar (lead guitar.)
In 1969 Dublin drummer Downey formed the germinal THIN LIZZY with Belfast guitarist Eric Bell and “Orphanage” bandmate (also from Dublin) Phil Lynott on vocals. Later, organist Eric Wrixon, a colleague of Bell, joined the incarnation.
2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous.
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