Virgin Atlantic Music Festival 2008 – Thursday November 6th 2008
Limehouse Lizzy at McBride’s Irish Pub in St. Lawrence Gap Christ Church Barbados.
The fourth night on tour for The Virgin Atlantic Music Festival was held at McBride’s Irish Pub in St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church where Limehouse Lizzy, the UK’s leading tribute band to Thin Lizzy gave their much-anticipated performance.
McBride’s was packed out with people crammed on the inside to watch the band and people on the outside who could only listen.
Limehouse Lizzy had been billed to perform at the Weekend Blues day of the Virgin Atlantic Music Festival but due to time constraints they were unable to perform that night, so many of their fans had turned up for the McBride’s performance to hear the great music of This Lizzy.
Limehouse Lizzy have toured as a tribute to Phil Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy for the last 15 years and sell out at most of their UK gigs. Their performance at McBride’s went down a storm as they played the classic Thin Lizzy hits such as ‘The Boys are back in town’, ‘Rosalie’, ‘Jailbreak’, and ‘Still in love with you’.
Wayne Ellis fronts the band on bass guitar and lead vocals, who keeps alive the memory of original Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott with note perfect singing and bass playing.
Next to Wayne is Greg Alcock, who takes the role of Brian Robertson from the original band and makes up the great guitar duo of Thin Lizzy’s unique sound. The second member of the guitar duo is Tim Read who has performed with great rockers such as Alice Cooper in his time as a professional musician.
Finally on drums is Andy Fox paying a stunning tribute to Brian Downey and keeping the entire rhythm section of the band alive.
Thin Lizzy originated in Dublin, Ireland so it was fitting tribute that the music of Thin Lizzy should first be played in Barbados in it’s only Irish pub – McBride’s.
The boys came to our town and left the audience begging for more, they only played a 45 minute set and told the audience to see a full 90 minute set they would have to go to the Beach House on the west coast on the Friday night.