Thin Lizzy drum legend Brian Downey and his new band Alive And Dangerous are delighted to announce that they 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 the bands’ successful two concerts at Nell’s Jazz & Blues 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 Apollo and Toronto’s Seneca College, it wasn’t officially released until a year later in 1978.

Says Brian, “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 (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.”


Live at Nells Jazz & Blues
Saturday 10th February 2018

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Venue address: 3 North End Crescent, London, W14 87G