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  BREAKING NEWS: BRIAN DOWNEY'S ALIVE AND DANGEROUS WILL RETURN TO NELLS JAZZ & BLUES AS PART OF LONDON FLEADH WEEK
10th January 2018



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Thin Lizzy drum legend Brian Downey and his new band, Alive And Dangerous, will be coming back to Nell's Jazz & Blues to perform as part of the London Fleadh week. The concert follows hot on the heels of their hugely successful two concerts at Nells in November 2017. Special guest to be announced soon.

Downey's band features Brian Grace, best known as the guitarist for the Commitments Andrew Strong, and former Low Rider members Matt Wilson (lead vocals, bass) and Phil Edgar (lead guitar).

2018 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Thin Lizzy's 'Live And Dangerous' album. Although the album was recorded live in 1977 at London's Hammersmith Odeon and Toronto's Seneca College, it wasn't officially released until a year later in 1978.

Brian tells us:

"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.

"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 (lead vocals, bass) and Phil Edgar (guitar), both of whom had been in a band called The Low Riders, whose 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."

Brian Downey's Alive & Dangerous play Nells Jazz & Blues on Saturday 10th February 2018.








 


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