Wollongong band 'Unlocking The Doors' are joining forces with renowned guitar legend Steve Edmonds’ Jimi Hendrix experience and 70’s Heroes show in a special event on Friday 20th July. Performing together for the first time, these two bands are appearing at Milton Ulladulla Ex-Servos – reprising the energy, mayhem and psychedelia of the sixties, and showing the audience just how two of the most notorious members of the “27 Club” relentlessly challenged, confronted and inspired their legions of fans.
"We like to show people how brilliant The Doors were... and how intoxicating Jim Morrison was on stage." - Rich aka 'Jim’. Out front, leather-clad Rich sets out to capture the magic of Morrison while leaving most of the clichés behind. A long-time devotee of The Doors, he delivers a heartfelt performance, channelling the mystical command once held by the man at the iconic heart of the band.
The Doors were renowned for performing without a bass player, and Sandy on organ and keyboard bass holds the key to reproducing the authentic live sound of Unlocking the Doors. Sandy has dedicated herself to mastering Ray Manzarek’s ability to split his brain between two keyboards, playing hypnotic bass fills with one hand and stabbing syncopation and signature melody lines with the other.
Mick draws on his classical guitar and rock background to play his Gibson SG standard in finger-picking style to emulate Robbie Krieger's beautiful legato tone. From the beautifully atmospheric tremolo of 'Riders on the Storm' to the grinding attack of '5 to 1', Mick plays homage to that unique Krieger sound that is impossible to pigeonhole. And completing the line-up on drums is Chris. John Densmore's unique fusion of Jazz, Rock and Latin beats still stands unsurpassed for the eclectic signature it placed on The Doors' sound. Chris unlocks Densmore's original style, providing the backbeat so vital when paying tribute to this stunning catalogue of classics.
50 years ago in 1968, The Doors released their 3rd studio album Waiting For The Sun, embarked on their 1st European tour and filmed their infamous Live At The Hollywood Bowl concert. Popularity of the #acidrock kings was at its peak.
51 years since the release of their first album, The Doors are still popular, influential, controversial, and relevant. Unlocking The Doors takes us back to when 'The Lizard King' ruled, while helping a new wave of listeners break on through to the other side.
"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite."
Experience Hendrix The Steve Edmonds Band 'Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show' is a heartfelt tribute to the great music and imagery of Jimi Hendrix and a tribute to the great guitar songs and bands of the 70’s. Steve Edmonds is a veteran of the Australian music industry and greater guitar community. His working and recording credits include Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem, Billy Thorpe, Australian Idol and Renee Geyer to name only a few. The Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a two part blues rock experience where Steve and band will take you on a tour de force through Jimi Hendrix’s most popular tunes and tribute to Hendrix’s most famous live performances from Woodstock to Monterey Pop, featuring classic hits including Voodoo Chile, Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Little Wing and many more favourites The Jimi Hendrix Experience + Unlocking the Doors+ Steve Edmonds 70's Heroes - Prebook $20 - $25 at the Door http://tix.yt/hendrixdoors Doors Open 7:00pm 7:30-8:30pm - Steve Edmonds "70's Heroes" 9:00pm – 10:00pm "Jimi Hendrix Experience" 10:20pm til 11:50pm - "Unlocking the Doors"