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The Brian Downey’s “Alive & Dangerous”at Nell’s Jazz and Blues: the perfect morsel for hungry blues fans

Brian Downey

By Andras Paul, Rock At Night London

Venue: Nell’s Jazz & Blues, London–November 25, 2017–Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous

Brian Downey

Brian Downey’s “Alive and Dangerous”, an original founding member of Thin Lizzy, performed a 40th anniversary concert of Thin Lizzy’s seminal live album Live and Dangerous on two dates at Nell’s Jazz & Blues in London. Some of the heavy fans were there for the second day enjoying the gig even more than before. How cool is that? Rock At Night was lucky enough to attend the second show.

The supporting act was Federal Charm, firing up the stage with their wicked tunes and performance, bringing up hit tunes like “Guess What” or “Silhouette”, giving a worthy warm up to the headliner. The band, being the supporting act for Brian Downey for both days, was far-reachingly appreciated by the Nell’s blues rock hungry audience.

Brian Downey’s “Alive & Dangerous”

Brian Downey’s band, the headliner, was worthy of their name. Let me tell ya’ that the gigged the hell out of Nell’s Jazz and Blues that night for sure. The three guitarists Brian Grace, Phil Edgar, Matt Wilson – both legends of their own way – improvised and improvised, raising the fantastic mood with every song performed. Then close to the end, Brian Downey did a drum solo that totally astonished the audience. Suddenly, he jumped forward, the three guitarists pushed back, and the lights showed only at him. Bang! This guy just can never get old! If for some reason you would not acknowledge him on the stage now, you definitely would !   He was humble, more like a conductor who controls the whole gig from the back quietly–yet his magnetism did not disappear for a second.

Ladies and gentlemen, that was a grandiose experience! I just loved being there, I have to say!  When the encore came, the show went on with other three songs like “Bad Reputation”, “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Emerald”. That was epic!

THE BAND

Brian Grace – Lead guitar, backing vocals

Phil Edgar – Lead guitar, backing vocals

Matt Wilson – Bass guitar, lead vocals

Brian Downey – Drums

 

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Brian Downey

Matt Wilson

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Andras Paul

London Correspondent

Andras Paul came from a traditional art background back in Hungary. He studied drawing, painting and animation and later began his interest in photography using and old Zenit film camera.

Concert photography started out as a hobby but when he began feeling discouraged with his creative projects, grabbing a camera and approaching a gig was the only thing which made him completely relaxed and confident.

Andras approaches photography as a kind of meditation. While attending a gig he is able to lock out all the disturbing noises of the world, making himself completely relaxed, and escape into another world. Has no favorite band however favors listening to AC/DC nowadays.

Andras loves photography and Is open to any kind of gig with decent music-- let it be a big concert or the smallest darkest pub on earth.
About Andras Paul (36 Articles)
<p>London Correspondent</p> <p>Andras Paul came from a traditional art background back in Hungary. He studied drawing, painting and animation and later began his interest in photography using and old Zenit film camera.</p> <p>Concert photography started out as a hobby but when he began feeling discouraged with his creative projects, grabbing a camera and approaching a gig was the only thing which made him completely relaxed and confident.</p> <p>Andras approaches photography as a kind of meditation. While attending a gig he is able to lock out all the disturbing noises of the world, making himself completely relaxed, and escape into another world. Has no favorite band however favors listening to AC/DC nowadays. </p> <p>Andras loves photography and Is open to any kind of gig with decent music– let it be a big concert or the smallest darkest pub on earth.</p>
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