Month: July 2016

The Doors Alive-and, well!

By Rob Jones The Doors formed in 1965 in Los Angeles with a line up of Jim Morrison (vocals), Ray Manzarek (keyboards), Robby Krieger (guitar) and John Densmore (drums). Until the untimely death of their iconic lead singer in 1971 this four piece became a leading lyrical, musical and performance entity –and, their star still shines brightly many years on. A lustrous legacy has left a cause for celebration and carrying the baton with this ideal are UK based tribute group-The Doors Alive. This quartet is a European combo because its parts consist of a Dutchman, a couple of...

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GUN.

ANNOUNCE OCTOBER HEADLINE TOUR WITH ORIGINAL GUITARIST ALEX DICKSON +REVEAL EXCLUSIVE LIVE VIDEO WITH SOUPED-UP LIVE BAND     As their acclaimed original guitarist Alex Dickson is welcomed back into the frame,GUN are delighted to announce they will be hitting the road for a series of UK headline dates this October with a souped-up live band in force. In honour of the tour announcement, the Hard Rockers have released an exclusive live video of the band firing on all cylinders with their current line-up – which was revealed on the 7th June. Providing fans with a tantalising taster of what to expect...

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TEENAGE FANCLUB.

NEW ALBUM ‘HERE’ RELEASED SEPTEMEBER 9  + UK/EIRE TOUR DATES     Six years used to be a lifetime in rock’n’roll. Kids driven by the urgency of youth formbonds, plug in, play gigs, find a label. Acclaim, exhaustion, over and out. Teenage Fanclub’s early years were propelled by that kind of frantic energy (thankfully without the flame out). As outliers of the young sound of Scotland’s second wave, they released five albums in their first six years together. The foundations of their national treasure status were already laid. Inevitably, as the years go on, time seems to stretch and things...

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An Odyssey leading to Taff’s Well.

by Rob Jones Odyssey originated in New York and between 1977-1981 there were a succession of original hits such as Native New Yorker, Going Back to My Roots, Use It Up and Wear It Out, If You’re Lookin’ for a Way Out, It Will Be Alright, Inside Out, Hang Together and Magic Touch. The renowned anthems plus fresh fare unite soul, pop, dance, jazz, funk and other rhythms in an old school meets new school meets old school beat bonanza. Odtssey are now based in the UK and they are fronted by Steven Collazo (who is the son and...

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The Doors Alive at Acapela.

by Rob Jones The Doors Alive present the music of Jim Morrison and company at Acapela, Pentyrch on Friday, July 29, 8pm.Tickets are £17 plus a booking fee. Call 02920 890862. The Doors Alive are a UK tribute act that have gained a reputation as the ultimate representation of the legendary 1960’s Jim Morrison led icons. The quartet re-create the feel of a real Doors concert with classic hits such as Light My Fire, Riders On The Storm, The End and a tome of timeless tunes. The replication of the late, great Jim Morrison is performed with a consummate...

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