Ricky Warwick and The Fighting Hearts
RICKY WARWICK has been a very busy man. Over the past year, he has co-written and recorded the second album for Black Star Riders (The Killer Instinct) - next one on the way we understand - and toured extensively in support of this. In addition, he has been giging with Thin Lizzya dn has had found time to record not one but two new solo albums which were released earlier in 2016 through Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The first of these two albums is entitled “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)”. The second is an acoustic album called “Hearts on Trees”. Both albums were bundled together in a special package and released as a double CD.
To support this release, Ricky put together THE FIGHTING HEARTS, a band who pull no punches. On Drums is Gary Sullivan from one of his post Almighty bands, (sic). On Bass, his Black Star Riders’ band mate Robbie Crane and Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission, Peter Murphy) completes the line up.
What is in store for Troon's WinterStorm set? Well we're sure there will be more than a wee nod to the past in there as well as some of the stuff from the brilliant new CD. It'll be a raucous ending to a great weekend for sure.
(The live shots of Ricky in the gallery are copyright Andrew West and are from the Black Star Riders at the O2 Glasgow)