Tag Archives: Brian Downey

Book review: THE MEANEY OF LIFE – Sean Meaney

Sean Meaney - The Meaney Of Life

Cunas Music & Publishing – 329 pages paperback [Publication date: 28.07.2017] ‘The Meaney of Life’ is an autobiographical journey though the life and times of a proud Irishman Sean Meaney. He’s a passionate music fan who rises above what the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BRIAN DOWNEY’S ALIVE AND DANGEROUS – Nells Jazz and Blues, West Kensington, 25 November 2017

BRIAN DOWNEY

If Philip Lynott was the creative force and public image of Thin Lizzy and their twin lead guitars their defining musical sound, Brian Downey was the rock on which the band was based. His understated but effective drumming style was … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY MOORE – Live At Bush Hall 2007

Gary Moore - Live At Bush Hall 2007

Eagle Records [Release date 22.09.14] One of my big regrets in recent years is not quite managing to interview the great Gary Moore.  There was an opportunity when he toured in September 2009 but I wasn’t persistent and then he … Continue reading

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Album review: THIN LIZZY – Renegade & Thunder And Lightning

Thin Lizzy - Renegade

Universal [Release date 23.09.13] Universal complete their remastering of the Thin Lizzy’s studio albums with Renegade and Thunder And Lightning. And while this period is often criticised for the direction changes (pop and metal) and performance, with production, line-up changes … Continue reading

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