The thrilling band of legendary THIN LIZZY drummer Brian Downey: ALIVE AND DANGEROUS will return to the Camden Underworld, London this November, supported by Rebecca Downes and One For Sorrow.
Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS features Brian Grace (best known as the guitarist for the Commitments’ Andrew Strong), plus former Low Rider band members Matt Wilson (lead vocals, bass), and Phil Edgar (lead guitar).
Back in 1969, Dublin drummer Downey formed the germinal THIN LIZZY with Belfast guitarist Eric Bell and “Orphanage” band-mate (also from Dublin) Phil Lynott on vocals. Later, organist Eric Wrixon, a colleague of Bell, joined the incarnation. For almost fifteen years, between 1969 and 1983, the band gained recognition around the world and became the greatest inspirational success story in hard rock history.
The original trio recruited eleven musicians during a packed career — with studio and touring members including personalities such as Gary Moore, Scott Gorham, Snowy White, John Sykes, Brian Robertson and, yes, even Midge Ure. The project also generated Black Star Riders, as well as countless tribute acts.
It’s popularly agreed that the band’s double “Live and Dangerous” album is the band’s finest moment. By June 1978 their song-craft and stage show had been perfected, and the band stabilized around Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. 2018 was the album’s 40th anniversary.
The goal of Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS has always been to recreate the vital energy and dramatic spectacle of those times…
When we last saw ALIVE AND DANGEROUS play in London, we thought the show was “hot” with “twinkling twin guitars and enough static electricity to light up a Bunsen...”
This show has to be experienced to be believed…
SHOW DATE: THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2019 Tickets are on sale now from the venue @underworld-camden
Main Photo Credit : © Larry Canavan