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JULY NEWS!      11th June 2016, 9:18pm

OK….so those of you with eagle-eyed vision, powerful varifocals and who generally DID go to Specsavers (please note: Limehouse Lizzy are not endorsed in any way – other ocular correction vendors and merchants are available…although not with so nifty a tagline) may well have spotted the bearer of a still-current sicknote, gingerly marauding the stage for certain gigs of the last 3 weeks. Yes, Vain-Wayne of Ellisdom made a tentative return to performance, bravely ignoring the exhortations of naysayers, soothsayers, Leo Sayer and assorted warlocks and sorcerers. This, in a bid to pre-empt and anticipate the thumbs-up, green light and the usual signs indicative of ‘all clear’ that will be hopefully sanctioned by Consultant-in-Chief Gandalf Warner of Bolton District & General Hospice.




His appearances have been well-received, most likely with a good dose of sympathy being levelled towards the old scrote, heaving and wheezing like an old concertina under the weight of his trusty bass ‘The Blade’ and, of course, his erstwhile ego. The news is that he’ll be making a partial comeback doing selected gigs but largely concentrating on Thursdays for the time being. Rest assured that Paul Johnson remains his uber-capable carer, undertaking all the usual gigs that the old goat momentarily can’t.


On a more serious note, by way of further explanation for anyone remotely interested, there are a few minor complications with a couple of Old Bionic’s back muscles (supraspinatus and rhomboid, anyone?) which still aren’t functioning correctly, thus delaying the total healing process and rendering him unable to undertake the usual schedule. Hence, the softly-softly approach.


So, in summary and to reiterate, Wayne will playing Thursdays and some other selected gigs until at least the summer holidays (August). Saint Paul will continue to lend his considerable prowess until further notice.




Our good friend Muttley over at the Iron Road in Evesham wanted to welcome Wayne back with another show (and no doubt some of his legendary ‘dessert shots’), so we’re back on 8th June.

We also have a new gig in Cannock after the sad demise of the Tackeroo, we play the all-new Station venue on 30th June.

Dates ae now up on our 'Tour Dates' page to mid-Sept so check ‘em out, and tell all your friends!

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Thanking you!


‘Til the next time…


Wayne, Greg, Tim and Lee

MARCH NEWS AND TOUR DATES!      23rd March 2016, 3:05pm





The update on Wayne's shoulder procedure is that the consultant overseeing his recuperation still will not commit to an actual date to sign him off. However, a further appointment is scheduled for April, meaning that a return to stage duty in May is a possibility'. Meanwhile, Paul Johnson continues to wow the crowds with his own inimitable take on the Thin Lizzy canon, for which we remain eternally grateful and beholden!



With the recuperation period being extended way longer than previously anticipated  and Paul having already having had commitments in place, this will unfortunately mean more rescheduling of certain dates, the first being RIGA LIVE MUSIC @ O’NEILLS, Southend-on-sea this coming Good Friday (25th). This gig will now be rescheduled to THURSDAY 5TH MAY at the same venue and please note that ALL TICKETS REMAIN VALID FOR THIS NEW DATE. If you need a refund, these can be obtained from your original point of sale. BUT…we hope you'll keep a hold of your ticket and come along to celebrate a belated Easter Jolly-up with us!


Other dates to be rescheduled will follow within the week.




With our usual Tamworth haunt, The Assembly Rooms, being out of action for refurb, we’re filling in with a gig at the delectably named ROCK’IT BAR on April 7th. Unlike the sprawling acreage of the Ass’y Rooms, this is lining up to be the polar opposite, i.e., one of those banged out, propah rock bars like back in the day, when we were young, muscular and had hair to toss about in wild abandon (and that actually was some of the girls!)….deffo worth checking out, just for the name alone!

And finally, a shout - well, recall -  going out to the Plymouth-massive for our welcome return to the fair city after years away, by way of a showing at THE HUB on April 1st. In the past we’ve enjoyed some phenomenal gigs there, right back to The Brittania (ooh…getting a bit misty-eyed, now!) and who could forget the infamous-but-legendary Cooperage?!? I swear, playing that gig was like winning the lottery (smile if you’re in the know…)…

Right, enough goss - we’ve got acupuncture, reiki, leeches to apply and reconstructive torso surgery for a poorly singer out back.

Tour dates down to the end of July follow are now online HERE, so get ‘em in the diary and spread the word around!


‘Til the next time…


Wayne, Greg, Tim and Lee

WAYNE SICKNOTE UPDATE:      28th January 2016, 12:30pm

Further news on the Return Of The (Big)Mac - after a Tuesday consultation with his witchdo…er, consultant, the shock news for our fading Supergob is that he has now been told to rest up until mid-March. Meaning that the all-clear for his proposed return should be late March (please note, the medics are extremely reluctant to commit to actual dates for obvious reasons…i.e, the Brothers will come and git ‘em!).

Meanwhile, the reports on ‘stand-in’ Paul Johnson’s performances are nothing but glowing - it seems he’s being exceedingly well-received by the Lizzy Massive at every show (somebody,  somewhere who uses vast amounts of hair-care products is getting nervous….).

So, apologies (or congratulations!) to those who thought they’d be seeing the Naomi Campbell of the tribute world at the helm but will be party to the particularly pulse-racing prowess of bass-pummelling and lung-puncturing vocals of Sir Paul and the usual Limehouse beauties backing him up on stage.

A final word from old Deathbed Dan: “you know I don’t do Facebook and the like but I want to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to all the well-wishers who have contacted me personally or via social-media, it has been very touching. And thanks also to you all for supporting and receiving Paul so graciously (and totally deservedly) and to Paul himself for stepping up to plate so magnificently with such short notice. ’Til the next time!”

Ok, you’ve got the Oscar - now turn it in, son….

PS: for anyone who bought tickets for the Leek and Evesham shows, the shows have been rescheduled and your tickets remain valid. Please see tour dates here: http://www.limehouselizzy.co.uk/tour_dates.php.


‘Til the next time…


Wayne, Greg, Tim and Lee

HAPPY NEW YEAR!      7th January 2016, 3:11pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for your amazing support throughout 2015!!


…And so, we re-embark upon on our hoary tale from whence we curtailed in our last epistle - largely to bequeath upon you, dear reader, vital information about the impending shoulder operation about to be bestowed upon our fearless frontman and all-round Lynott imposter…er…er…whatever name he’s going under this week and how it may affect your Lizzy-loving nocturnal activities.

Years of (mal)practising weight training via the little-known Billy Bunter Method and also horrific crimes committed under the guise of bass-playing have finally caught up with the miscreant. Enough to render him used up and worn out enough to fall beneath the surgeon’s knife for bone-spur removal and tendon surgery (an enquiry regarding lone brain cell replication via stem call procedures have thus far been ignored, as was the one to have fat removed from his ego to make candles and soap for 500 deprived households…may as well get it all done at once, eh?).

His op will take place on January 8th. There has so far been a conspicuous, telling and frankly, embarrassing lack of well-wishers bidding him a speedy recovery and swift return to work. Funny, that?

ANYHOW….anticipated gigs revelling in his absenteeism are:


8 Brickcroft Club ROCHDALE

9 Corn Exchange STAMFORD

15 Customs House SOUTH SHIELDS

16 Brickyard CARLISLE

22 Drill Hall LINCOLN

23 Platform MORECAMBE

Please note, both the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek on 14th Jan, and Iron Road inEvesham on 21st Jan are in the process of being rescheduled. All tickets remain valid, we’ll email the new dates asap and put them up on our website…

And now, the good news! We are pleased and proud to announce the stand-in replacement is none other than PAUL ‘FASKER’ JOHNSON, a vocalist and bass-player whose musical achievements are actually a bit too lengthy to recount here. But some of the more notable are tours, performances and recordings with Saxon, John Parr, Paul Carrack and even a stint with Ozzy Osbourne. Paul is known throughout this end of the industry as a phenomenal talent and we cannot thank him enough for the gracious gesture he is making. 

The fact that Ru Paul, Norman Beaton Jnr, Lenny Henry, Linford Christie and Rusty Lee all declined our invitation, citing ‘busy’ as an excuse only serves to compound the magnitude of the size of both job and boots they would have to fill….


Rich pickings for Blackmail Snaps…

As mentioned previously, an old friend of Limehouse, RICH DAVENPORT, has put together a new hard rock squad called BLACKMAIL SNAPS, who’s new album debuts at the end of January (see the advert below). Rich and Limehouse go back many years to when we were primarily a London based outfit and us and his then-band Through The Storm appeared on many a bill together.

We’ll be teaming up with Rich once again when he and the band make a guest appearance with us at Manchester’s Academy gig in February. Meanwhile, you can sample what Blackmail Snaps have on offer with a FREE mp3 sampler from their website - details below.

Otherwise, you slinky-hipped bunch, please check out the first of our Tour That Never Ends (2016 to..Infinity & Beyond!) dates below! 





Check out up and coming UK Hard Rockers THE BLACKMAIL SNAPS - ......at times recalling the blue-collar authenticity of AC/DC but with a distinctly British edge... with a little UFO and Thin Lizzy thrown in for good measure... Worship Metal UK.

Go to www.blackmailsnaps.com now and get a FREE SONG (MP3) from their forthcoming new album 'When One Door Close, Smash A Window

Album released Friday 22nd January 2016  - pre-order your copy now for only £5 (plus shipping) with the Early Bird Discount!



HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!      23rd December 2015, 2:55pm

“Twas the gigs before Christmas…”

Just to post what will probably be the final roundup of the years news and happenings.

We’re playing the Academy in Manchester on February 27th which is always a monster of a gig. Further to this, some of you may remember as far back as the ’90’s when we played host to several guest spots for our old mate RICH DAVENPORT and his then-band Through The Storm. Following further stints as a stand-up comedian (!) and radio dj (a role which he still occupies – check out http://www.totalrock.com/), he has now emerged with his new hard rock crew, THE BLACKMAIL SNAPS.

Rich and the band will be guesting with us at the Academy, where they will be showcasing tracks from their new album ‘When One Door Close, Smash A Window”. Worship Metal Uk reviewed them thus: “……at times recalling the blue-collar authenticity of AC/DC but with a distinctly British edge… with a little UFO and Thin Lizzy thrown in for good measure…” More news in the New Year.


And, oh yeah – it looks like a couple of January’s early gigs will be going ahead without Wayne! He’s undergoing a shoulder operation in the second week of the New Year that will put him out of action for a week or two. However, we have a truly excellent replacement stepping up to undertake bass and vocal duties – more details to follow in the New Year’s newsletter (bah – don’t you just hate it when people do that?!)

Allow us  take this opportunity to wish every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

We cannot thank you all enough for your tremendous support throughout the year, and for keeping the fires burning for the memory of our hero Philip Lynott simply by coming along and rocking out with us at so many shows.


As we play out our final dates of our 2015 tour, please check out the rest of our tour dates here:




‘Til the next time…


 Wayne, Greg, Tim and Lee

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