Renowned for an action-packed pyrothechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.
Limehouse Lizzy are officially one of the hardest working bands in the UK. They were accredited for their live shows by the Performing Rights Society in December 2011 and received their certificate from PRS Chairman (and respected songwriter) Guy Fletcher OBE.
The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore who sadly passed away last year.
Following the enormous success of their ˜Live & Dangerous” & ˜Dedication” tours, the band embarked upon their “Into the Limelight” 2008 tour to tie in with their appearance on an episode of BBC2’s ‘Arena’ documentary series of the same name. The tour travelled as far as a headline slot at a Rock festival in Greece, and the Virgin Atlantic Music festival in Barbados. The band appeared alongside diverse world music acts, and played a Thin Lizzy set representing the celtic rock genre.
In 2012 the band's European tour continues to explore and celebrate the artistic and musical legacy of the hard-living, hard-rocking, yet at times surprisingly tender and romantic artist that was Philip Lynott. This year they will be appearing in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium.
Expect more of the Celtic influenced tracks like ”Whisky in the Jar” and “Black Rose”, amongst the usual razzamatazz and classic tracks “The Boys are Back in Town”, “Sarah” and many others we’ve come to expect from one of the most highly rated acts on the circuit.
Attention to detail, playful audience interaction and that all important X-factor that leaves you with the feeling of witnessing the real thing have led to their performance being described as “beyond tribute”, by both audience and critics alike.
“If you're sceptical about tribute acts, you won't be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy”
— Radio Times
"Limehouse Lizzy's Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott..."
— The Guardian
“Entertainment for more than a decade…fantastic live music”
— Arena BBC2
"Limehouse have cracked it by ringing the neck of every song and you can see they enjoy it as much as the crowd."
— John Nesbitt, www.bournemouthecho.co.uk
"Out of all the tribute bands I have seen Limehouse Lizzy have been the best. The vocal performance from Wayne was outstanding. The guitar playing blew my mind. Their stage presence was amazing. I had an absolutely awesome night."
— Lisa Taylor-Henson, Limehouse Lizzy Guestbook
"Have seen the band 4 times now and you are true professionals always bringing a great show to where ever you play. Rock on Lizzy!!!!"
— Tony & Lin, Limehouse Lizzy Guestbook