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Death of John Earle...      6th April 2008, 7:39pm

John Irish Earle, who Thin Lizzy fans will know for his famous sax solo in Dancing In The Moonlight, sadly passed away last week. He will be missed not only for his contribution to popular music with acts such as Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Graham Parker Band and, of course, Thin Lizzy (to name but a few), but also for his warmth of character and friendship.

A special My Space web site has been set up and all arrangements will be posted there in due course.

http://www.myspace.com/thelegendaryjohnearle (please cut & paste this link into your address bar).

God rest John and special condolences to all his family and friends.
 

LATEST NEWS! ATLAS CUSTOM GUITAR ARRIVES – Check out Greg’s guitar that has just been made by the master craftsmen at the Atlas Custom workshop…

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=44199502&blogID=400529328 (please cut & paste this link into your address bar).

WHOA – I’M GOING TO BARBADOS - Some red hot exciting news! Following our part in the success-story-so far that is RhodesRock 2008, we have been approached by global giants Virgin Atlantic, in association with Rolling Deep Communications to participate in the Virgin Atlantic Music Festival 2008 in none other than the Carribean haven of Barbados! And they - and we - would like you to be there with us for 10 days of partying, sun, surf, sand and great music, all for a very special rate to Limehouse fans! This will be taking place in November of this year. Details will follow as we get them...patience, children!


TEE SHIRTS - 2 new tee shirts are available on our merchandise page. Check em out here...

http://www.limehouselizzy.co.uk/shop.php


BBC gig review from Pacific Road, Birkenhead      2nd February 2008, 12:03pm

Check out our recent gig review from Pacific Road Arts Centre in Birkenhead! It was written for the BBC Liverpool website by journalist Chris High. You can view the original article at...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2008/02/12/limehouse_lizzy_review_feature.shtml

Sublime...it is strongly advised you rush to buy a ticket  - BBC Liverpool Feb 2008

Derby Evening Telegraph gig review from the Flowerpot, Derby 2/2/08

Music journalist Barry Martin's reviewed last week's gig at the Flowerpot for the Derby Evening Telegraph. We've posted it up on our myspace blog, so follow the link...

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=73659601&blogID=357865572

“...a blistering, riff-rocking performance which had the seething, sell-out crowd crying out for more” – Derby Evening Telegraph Feb 2008

Top Gun
Legendary Hawkwind bass player Alan Davey has agreed to do some special guest appearances at some of our bigger shows this year with his new band Gunslinger. Check the Tour Dates for details, as the first shows have now been announced and visit him at www.myspace.com/alandaveygunslinger


Are You Out There? Happy New Year!      8th January 2008, 5:44pm

Now we are officially back at work this week following our Christmas & New Years break, may we take this opportunity to wish you all the Happiest & Healthiest of New Years. Following a difficult start to 2007, the year could not have finished better for Limehouse, with the demand for the music of Philip Lynott as great and as relevant as it has ever been. Given the fantastic attendances, especially for this last quarter, we remain both delighted and humbled that so many of you would choose to come and see us as your act of choice to perform it.

2008 promises to be our biggest year yet! We have hit the ground running with not only our best mix of club and theatre venues yet (yes, we do listen to you – we realise not everyone likes sitting down, or intervals!) but some very exciting collaborations both onstage and off.

Rhodes Rock 2008 - for more info please visit: www.classicrocktours.com
We have recently been added to the bill of what can only be described as the ultimate holiday for classic rock fans. From the 18th to the 25th of June, you can join Led Zeppelin (Letz Zep) Pink Floyd (Think Floyd), Jimi Hendrix (Are You Experienced?) and Thin Lizzy (…guess!) on the Greek island of Rhodes for a purpose-made week of gigs and partying. Just think – weight training with Wayne, one-on-one guitar lessons and hair-care tips from John ‘Jimi’ Campbell and our own Tim, advice on pyro handling procedures with Julian, sampling Gregs patented ‘Suicide’ hangover cure, all after an evening of watching the bands doing what they are best at…surely a rockers dream come true! We will be featuring more on this in weeks to come but meanwhile, if you want to cut to the chase, just click on the link on our Links section on the main page of the website. This is gonna be HUGE, a trendsetter….

New Sponsors
We would first like to thank Harratts Mitsubishi (www.l200s.co.uk) for their continued support and assistance, with special thanks to MD David Mills for his help and also just being a good mate! Many of you will have seen David and his fledgling band ‘Telos’ as our special guests at a couple of our Yorkshire shows. You will definitely be seeing them at more!

Next to come to our aid are Excelsior Cases & Containers and Atlas Guitars...

Excelsior Cases - we are just back from our first factory visit to Excelsior Cases production facility! Great to meet Giles, Louise, and all the staff over in Bury. Excelsior will be servicing and supplying all our flightcases from guitars to amps and, of course, the mighty backdrop...They also manufacture and supply drum cases for Premier and Sonor drums and are putting together a set of drum cases for Andy.

We went through every single flightcase case we had in the van with Production Manager John, and the oldest surviving case we could find was an Excelsior snare case which has lasted over a decade, and has done over 2000 gigs! Enough said!! If you want a standard, or custom-made case that will last, please visit: www.excelsior-ltd.co.uk.

Atlas Guitars (www.atlas-customguitars.com) offer superbly crafted high-end instruments and we are privileged that Paul Cummings and his team are currently in the process of constructing guitars and basses for our use on the road.  First off the workbench will be a truly custom Les Paul-type guitar being designed by Greg and Paul. It promises to be a stunning piece that is causing much excitement between both Greg and Atlas themselves! The 5A grade quilted maple for the guitar front arrived from Canada last week - it looks awesome! We will hopefully be able to release interim construction photos before he receives the finished article, so keep watching!

Alan Davey & ‘Gunslinger’ (www.myspace.com/alandaveygunslinger)
Legendary former ‘Hawkwind’ bass player Alan Davey has formed a terrific powerhouse trio, ‘Gunslinger’ and has granted us the honour of agreeing to be our very special guest on selected gigs throughout the year whilst he breaks the new act in. Alan is renowned for the power and groove that he brought to not just Hawkwind but all of his projects. This an unmissable series of early performances, before Alan embarks upon the inevitable international festival and road work that will follow a player with his pedigree. You saw them first with us…

Keep checking back here for updates.

 


New Years Eve - party on...      6th November 2007, 7:26pm

Following their warmly received appearance on BBC2s Arena Into The Limelight tribute rockumentary, now is a perfect time to remind everyone that the boys will be rounding off a brilliant year by playing at the self-same Limelight on New Years Eve. Unsurprisingly, since the broadcast tickets for the event have seriously started to shift, putting it on target to sellout before the actual night, making it one of the years best bashes to be at. Wayne has aslo promised to put his plans for being an artist on hold and be a full-on entertainer...even just for that night...

You have been warned....

 


Limehouse Lizzy – on BBC2 Arena @ 10.30pm on Sat 6th Oct 2007      2nd October 2007, 10:31am

At long last!


The BBC2 Arena documentary Into the Limelight (featuring Limehouse Lizzy) is now scheduled for broadcast. Here are the full details and weblinks…

Arena Sat 6 Oct, 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm - 60mins
In a converted Methodist church in Crewe the Limelight Club has been providing tribute band entertainment for more than a decade. Arena reveals a host of characters united by their love of music offering a post-industrial town the opportunity to hear fantastic live music. [S]

VIDEO Plus+: 71235

Check out the preview footage, just follow the link...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/noise/?programme=arena_tribute_band 


Its also being broadcast in Ireland!

BBC2 (EIRE) 22:30pm   Arena: Into the Limelight - Tribute Bands (T)  Behind the scenes of The Limelight Club, a converted Methodist church in Crewe, where tribute bands such as Limehouse Lizzy have proven extremely popular.

Follow the link to the entertainment.ie website…

http://entertainment.ie/Tv/display.asp?programme_day=06/10/2007&Channel=BBC2


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