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MUSIC: Catch the Doors Alive in Dublin’s Academy

Saturday, 16th December, 2017 7:00pm
MUSIC:  Catch the Doors Alive in Dublin’s Academy

The Doors Alive are coming to Dublin this month.

MUSIC:  Catch the Doors Alive in Dublin’s Academy

The Doors Alive are coming to Dublin this month.

THE Doors Alive will return to The Academy for their 10th Academy show on Friday, December 15.

Four decades on, the music of Jim Morrisson and The Doors continues to attract new generations of music fans and they remain one of the most influential bands of all time. Even when one of their timeless classics comes on the radio, it still manages to sound as fresh and relevant as it did back in the 1960s.

The Doors Alive never fail to impress and having garnered a strong fan base they continue to sell out shows every time they come to Dublin.

They are widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960s rock gods, The Doors in the world today.

The Doors Alive most recently played to 3,000 people as headliners at Rock Radio’s Monsters of Mock event in Manchester.

They also played two special shows in Europe last summer to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s untimely death in Paris in 1971, at the Melkweg in Amsterdam and La Cigale in Paris.

The band recreate the sound, look, presence and magic of a real 1960's Doors concert.

They achieve this by prfectly and effortlessly transporting the crowd back in time with classic hits such as 'Light My Fire', 'When The Music's Over’, ‘Riders On The Storm’, and ‘The End’ as well as various other iconic numbers.

 Willie Scott (pictured above) captures the look, attitude, and rich baritone voice of the late, great Jim Morrison with ease while his compadres showcase the musical chops of original Doors members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore with finesse and skill.

To achieve that authentic Sixties sound, the band use the very same instruments that members of the Doors originally used.

These include a vintage Fender Rhodes bass keyboard, a unique Gibson keyboard and a vintage Gibson SG guitar.

Frontman William told how they all studied the entire legacy of The Doors and spent countless hours, days, months and years reading interviews, books, looking at old concert footage, listening to old recordings and searching through the internet and YouTube.

“It’s still not a finished process at the moment,” he has said. “To emulate someone takes thousands upon thousands of hours learning.

“Each member of the band does this and we try to be as close to the original member as possible.

For me being Jim (Morrison) I just try to get into his mindset and just trying to feel what he is feeling when he performed.”

They have left awestruck audiences and sold out some of the most respected venues in the business.

You can see them play live at The Academy for a special performance on Friday, June 15.

Sounds like a cracker of a Christmas gig!



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