“I’m more of a portrayer of a lyric than a singer in the sense of Lou Gramm or Paul Rodgers” – Joe Elliott on the new Down ‘n Outz release.

I’m well aware that this is a side project, and then as much as I’ll talk myself to death about these projects, we all know it can’t possibly compete with Def Leppard or anything like that. So, it has to be standalone to be taken for what it’s worth, which is, I like to think a great record that will stand up by being played on people’s stereos at home, you know what I mean?

Live Gig Photos

Joe Elliott’s Down ‘n’ Outz / Vega at the Limelight, Belfast, 17th December 2014

It can be strange to see this form of idolisation come from one of rock’s very own success stories but, in many ways, Joe was our guide on this journey through the Ian Hunter and Mott back catalogues and, for all intents and purposes, his Down ‘n’ Outz did a fantastic job of bringing some old, and perhaps even forgotten, classics back to life.