The boy is back in town
Thin Lizzy drum legend returns
Brian Downey is back with a new band and performance to celebrate 40 years of Thin Lizzy’s iconic Live nd A angerous D album.
“After the Thin Lizzy reunion shows finished in 2013, I was asked to join what turned out to be Black Star Riders, but it just didn’t feel right for me,” Brian says of the band’s origins. “In January 2016, following an appearance at the Vibe For Philo in Dublin, I approached Brian Grace and that’s when we discussed getting a band together. After a few rehearsals, Brian suggested that we rehearse with Matt Wilson and Phil Edgar, both of whom had been in a band called The Low Riders – their name was taken from a lyric from the Thin Lizzy song ‘Johnny The Fox’.
“In January 2017, we jammed together at the Vibe For Philo, and it went so well that we decided to form Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous and make it a full time proposition.” For more details visit www. brian downeys alive and dangerous. com.