Rock duo Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at The Limelight 2 on Sunday November 5th 2017.
Warwick and Johnson first met and became band mates when they joined forces in Thin Lizzy in the fall of 2011, and their creative partnership evolved when, along with Scott Gorham, they launched Black Star Riders in 2013. Warwick and Johnson co-wrote the bulk of material on the BSR debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose, and furthered their efforts on the 2015 follow-up, The Killer Instinct.
In the summer of that same year, the two performed for the first time as an acoustic duo, Warwick/Johnson. Their rollicking, diverse setlist contains all manner of material, spanning the past two decades of bands they have individually played in, as well as new solo material and covers of songs from their favourite artists.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ricky Warwick was cut from the cloth of a mill workers jacket. Ricky has embraced no-frills, emotionally direct, pure music exemplified by such American influences as Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Woodier Guthrie and Steve Earle. Born in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, it turned out that Ricky was a natural fit for the well-worn acoustic guitar. It wasn’t long before he was aping Johnny Cash, Dylan and Springsteen records, although it would not be much longer before bands like Stiff Little Fingers, MC5, The Clash and Sex Pistols infiltrated his bedroom.
Damon Johnson is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter born in Macon, Georgia and raised in small Alabama towns, Monroeville and Geraldine. He moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1987 and would go on to form the southern alternative rock band, Brother Cane, in 1992. The band released three albums, sold a cumulative of over 500,000 records, and achieved three #1 singles at U.S. rock radio. Brother Cane toured extensively and was support act on tours by Van Halen, Aerosmith, Robert Plant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Candlebox.
Tickets on sale Monday 4th September at 9am – buy yours here