Ah its all over for another year, but what fun was had!
You can find a review of the show here:
THE VIBE FOR PHILO
Live at the Button Factory Dublin
(DAMIEN DEMPSEY WITH UP AND COMING ARTIST NELL BRYDEN)
The 23rd Vibe kicked off with a bang, The tribute act Renegade smashed into “Are you ready” the house was starting to fill to it’s peak with Thin Lizzy fans from every corner of the globe.. the 2009 Vibe was on it’s way, hat’s off to Smiley for this year, he out done him self as there was quite a few hard rock Lizzy Tributes on the night keeping the Thin Lizzy fans happy and the Vibe living up to it’s true cause, One act stole the night for me was Nell Bryden who came all the way from New York to play tribute to one of rock n rolls true legends, Nell started off with a fantastic version of “Massacre” as she broke the tune down to a slow moody blues tone and it went down a real treat, Nell featured later on with Damien Dempsey who ripped the roof off the house with a version of “Whiskey in the jar” as both artists never met before the show they made a great duo on stage on the night.
at the end of the night Phillip’s mother Philomena gave a wonderful speech and requested a one minute of silence as it was well respected, The proceeds on the night were split down the middle as half went to “Aware” and the other half will be used in funding a museum to the late Phil Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986).What a great night to tribute one of the best poet/singer songwriters that will never be forgotten.
Review by T.Halpin