Belfast Telegraph

10 questions for... Ricky Warwick ahead of Belfast gig with Damon Johnson

Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders' Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson will perform their Warwick/Johnson collaboration in Belfast this weekend.

The pair will take to the stage at the Limelight on Sunday, November 5, promising a huge show filled with "career spanning material".

Ahead of the gig, Ricky indulged the Belfast Telegraph in a quick Q&A:

1. What's the best thing that's ever happened to you on stage?

Really the best is getting to do what I love and play all over the world.

2. And the worst?

The worst is when I fell of the drum riser once in Glasgow pretty spectacularly.

3. Who is your music idol and have you ever met them?

I've been incredibly fortunate that I have toured with most of the artists that have influenced me - Jake Burns from Stiff Little Fingers, Lemmy from Motörhead and The Ramones.

4. Can your music be described in one word?


5. Can you music be described in five words?

Powerful, soulful, intense, rock n roll.

6. What can the Belfast audience expect from your upcoming show?

Two hours plus of career spanning material and more from myself and Damon Johnson.

7. What song is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band.

8. Who would you love to perform a duet with? (living or dead)

Phil Lynott.

9. If you had to listen to one song on repeat for 24 hours, what would it be?

Ace of Spades by Motörhead.

10. Will you be seeing the Belfast sights while you're in the city?

Well I've obviously seen most of them as I'm from here, but as Damon Johnson is an Alabama boy I may take him sight seeing. I am still amazed at how much Belfast is changing and growing all the time.

  • Warwick/Johnson play The Limelight 2 on Sunday, November 5.

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