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October 2019 News...

ARE YOU OUT THERE? LAST CALL for this week’s gigs, especially hot on the heels of last weeks’s 2 epic sell-outs.

SWAN-SONG…this Friday 4th sees a welcome and exciting return to Swansea, South Wales in the form of THE PATTI PAVILLION, which has recently been re-imagined as a live music venue. We played there, oooh, years ago - c’mon, you know that, yes, we are THAT old - and it was a top venue back then. The venue has told us that tickets sales are looking ‘very robust’ and also to expect a sizeable walk-up. Bring it on, we say!

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK…Saturday 5th sees a return to THE EMPIRE THEATRE in Blackburn, why almost a mere stroll away from our knobhead singist, Wayne. Check back on one of our recent Instagram posts to see how beautiful this theatre is - very atmospheric. Suitably, the band have promised a scaled down version of Kiss Me Kate as a warm up….

Shall we take a sneak-a-peek into the Faberge´ Egg that is October?

WITNEY WHO’S-TURN…Oxford, once a stronghold for LL, has proved slightly patchy of late in finding a consistent ‘home’. However, the excellent Mill Arts Centre in Banbury (next February 7th) aside, where we’ve had countless sell-outs over the years, there’s been a little midweek venue stealth-creeping up on the outside which is now turning into a great gig. We’re speaking of the ignominiously-but-gloriously monikored FAT LILS in Witney on Thursday 17th…

GONE BUT NOT FOR COTTON…is there any point in mentioning THE COTTON CLUB in Dartford on Friday 18th? Apart from the fact that it’s a textbook club venue, it’s now well documented that this gig sold out in advance weeks ago. So mentioning it yet again it would be just piling on the agony for all those who have been clamouring for tickets since. So we shan’t.

GIGGIN’ IN THE RIGGIN’…THE RIGGER in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs., is fast taking over as a go-to venue for us in an area that has given us some truly memorable venues over the years. The BBC2 ‘Into The Limelight’ tribute documentary which centred on the legendary (but now sadly defunct) Limelight Club, in which we were fortunate enough to feature heavily, was filmed in nearby Crewe and highlighted a great rock music scene centering in and around the Staffordshire/Potteries area (aren’t you just loving the history lesson?). Come see us there on Saturday 20th to help us keep rock’s dream alive, duck…

GOING SOUTH(PORT)BOUND….Friday 25th sees us in the heart of the once-genteel seaside hamlet of Southport for another visit to the equally genteel ATKINSON ARTS CENTRE. A beautiful venue with acoustically treated music rooms gives a perfect platform to hear how we can totally mullah the songs of Thin Lizzy…

B’RUDE NOT TO…..bringing October’s gigs to a close - and in some spectacular fashion - is the mighty BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB. A slackers paradise by day and a hip and contemporary band after dusk, our last gig there was was a total roof-raiser. Well, with being on the doorstep of the bonkers Yorkshire Barmy Army massive - what else would you expect? Tickets are rocketing out as we speak…


HOLMFIRTH BOUND….at risk of being a tad previous, we’re obliged to give a mention to what is becoming our almost traditional Christmas Hoedown at the heaven-on-earth gig that is the HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME on December 28th, nestling beautifully between the Christmas and New Year festivities. Not least because we’re brimming with excitement to announce that our Very Special Guests are none other than the delectable WOMEN IN ROCK, who are causing quite a stir on the live circuit, if you didn’t already know, with their visually and aurally stunning renditions of the biggest female-fronted hits in rock. This gig will be NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR!!

’Til the next time…




Review: Limehouse Lizzy at Nantwich Civic Hall

Here is a review of an earlier show this year in Nantwich Civic Hall, courtesy of the The Nantwich News:

 

In a hall crammed with ageing rockers, fading denim and graying hair, hundreds of Thin Lizzy fans rolled back the years in front of one of the legendary band’s best tribute acts.And age was no barrier. By the end, the floor in front of the Nantwich Civic Hall stage was packed with head-banging air guitarists thanks to a memorable show by Limehouse Lizzy.

Wayne Ellis, Greg Alcock, Craig Price and Aid Todd have been delighting Lizzy fans for 25 years now. Yet, their energy and sheer joy at performing shone through last night as if it was their very first tribute to Phil Lynott and his gang From the moment they blasted on to the stage with mid 70s hit ‘Jailbreak, the crowd was gripped even if most were a little wary of ditching the zimmers to take to the floor.Other massive hits followed in the first half, including ‘The Rocker’, ‘Dancin’ in the Moonlight’ and ‘Black Rose’, providing an excellent blend of raw power and smooth melody. They finished the first part with two of the band’s later classics, ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Killer on the Loose’, the original reaching the top 10 back in the early 1980s.

The crowd’s creaking joints were suitably lubricated by the second half, and Limehouse packed the floor out with a series of stunning songs.Searing hits such as ‘Are You Ready?’ and ‘Cold Sweat’ were mixed in with more brilliant hits like ‘Waiting for an Alibi’ and ‘Don’t Believe a Word’. They built to a resounding finish as their powerful ballad ‘Still In Love With You’ and of course finishing with ‘Boys Are Back in Town’. The Civic was bouncing and the audience had its wish granted with a memorable encore performance of ‘Whiskey in the Jar’.

A quite stunning show which transported many of us – me included – back to those glorious hard rock years of the 70s and early 80s.Let’s hope these Lizzy stars continue to defy their age for another 25 years!