Ricky Warwick / Black Star Riders

Irishman Ricky Warwick has enjoyed an eclectic career spanning nearly 30 years. He has made a name for himself as a member of a slew of successful hard rock bands like The Almighty, Circus Diablo, Thin Lizzy, and finally, Thin Lizzy-spinoff band Black Star Riders. In his downtime from fronting some of the biggest hard rock acts in the U.K., Warwick has released eight successful solo albums.
Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland
Music Style:
Alternative Rock
Resides In:
Los Angeles, California
Career Highlights:
Warwick's band the Almighty amassed 10 Top 40 singles and four Top 20 albums in the U.K.
Guitar Origins:
Warwick got his first guitar at 14 years old after being inspired to pursue music after seeing the punk band Stiff Little Fingers perform in Belfast, Ireland.
Guitar Influences:
Billy Duffy, Malcolm Young, T-Rex
Did You Know?
Guitarist Scott Gorham personally sought out Warwick to front Black Star Riders, a reformation of Thin Lizzy, after listening to Warwick's album Tattoos & Alibis.
"It's timeless. They are just great looking, great sounding guitars. And if you have that, that's all you need for rock 'n' roll." - Ricky Warwick on his Gretsch guitars
In the News:
"The opening fire salvo of the title song 'Heavy Fire' and the beautifully formed 'Dancing With The Wrong Girl' and 'Cold War Love,' with the wonderfully thick Irish cream lilt of singer Ricky Warwick and the trademark guitar harmonies led by the legendary Scott Gorham, lift this album out of the ordinary." Express UK on Black Star Riders' album Heavy Fire


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