Sunday, 16 January 2011

Thin Lizzy - Leicester De Montfort Hall





Frontman Ricky Warwick


On keyboards and backing vocals Darren Wharton.


Vivian Campbell and bassist Marco Mendoza


Scott Gorham




Nice to visit one of my old haunts 'The De-Montfort Hall' in Leicester. Have seen many great bands over the years there and its a great venue.
Bands such as: Pink Floyd, The Police, Iron Maiden, Genesis, U2 and The Beatles have all graced the stage here and maybe the biggest of them all ......The Chuckle Brothers.........
Sadly for the last few years they haven't been attracting many top Rock bands.

Thin Lizzy are one of rock music’s most recognizable names.Formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969 by drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott.
Thin Lizzy were at their peak in the late 70's and early 80's with classic songs suchas, The Boys are Back in Town, Jailbreak, Dancing in the Moonlight and Whisky in the Jar.
It is now 25 years since the death of Phil Lynott at the age of 36. A new lineup has formed to take Lizzy’s music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott) the lineup is completed by Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell (guitar), bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.

Full Set List

  • Are you Ready?
  • Waiting for an Ali
  • Jailbreak
  • Do anything you want to
  • Dont believe a word
  • Dancing in the Moonlight (It's caught me in it's spotlight)
  • Massacre
  • Angel of Death
  • Still in love with you
  • Whisky in the jar
  • Emerald
  • Wild One
  • Sha La La
  • Drum Solo
  • Cowboy Song
  • The Boys are back in Town
Encore
  • Rosalie
  • Bad Reputation
Encore 2
  • Black Rose

It was a fantastic night and i'm sure Phil was looking down from somewhere with a cigarette , whisky and maybe a girl or two on his arm...

2 comments:

  1. Hi Pete,

    Great pics of the band. I thought these guys broke up a long time ago. Question, isn't Vivian Campbell still with Whitesnake? Because Whitesnake are still performing yet.

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  2. Thanks Fernando. Vivian Campbell was with Whitesnake from 1987- end of 1988. He joined Def Leppard in 1992 replacing Steve Clark and has been there ever since. Thin Lizzy is just a side project I believe.

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