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Brian Downey's Alive and Dangerous
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:52:44 PM »
Every year in Dublin on the 4th of January there is a get together to celebrate the life and music of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott on the anniversary of his death in 1986 and its called the Vibe for Philo.  Lots of tribute bands, sometimes former Lizzy members jam with them.  Well in 2016 Lizzy drummer Brian Downey came out and jammed with a band called the Low Riders for 5 songs before he played a full set with original Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell.  It was great to see him play live finally.  The following year he put a band together to play a full set of Lizzy tunes, basically the set list from their Live and Dangerous album.  They played three nights in a row for the 2017 Vibe.  Then a few months later they announce a European tour so I got to see them in a small club in Frankfurt Germany in front of maybe 100 people.  Dont know if he wants to take this out of Europe but he has said he wants to write material with these guys.

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Documentary of band for 2017 Vibe for Philo

2016 Vibe with the Low Riders  Dancing In The Moonlight/Massacre

Sep 2017 show in Sweden drum solo


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Re: Brian Downey's Alive and Dangerous
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 11:54:26 PM »
Great videos, awesome footage. Great to see Downey still playing. Love quite a lot of Thin Lizzy's stuff and Gary Moore is my all time favorite guitar player. Downey was the longest tenured member of the band I do believe  :-\ 

I only got to see Thin Lizzy once opening for Deep Purple at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel NJ. It was Purple/Thin Lizzy/ Joe Satriani, I Still have the tee shirt with all three shown on the back. Forget what year that was.   
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