Tribute act to legendary rockers

The Doors Alive
The Doors Alive

FANS of one of the best-loved and most controversial rock acts of the 1960s will be able to hear their favourite songs brought to life once more in Wigan this weekend.

The Doors Alive, one of the most renowned tribute acts to the legendary Californian psychedelic rock band, will play at Indiependence tomorrow night.

The Doors became one of the acclaimed groups of the era, renowned for the wild poetic lyrics of front man Jim Morrison, who died in 1971, while releasing a string of acclaimed albums.

London-based The Doors Alive, who have been travelling the country with their tribute act since 2004 and earned considerable plaudits for their resemblance to the band’s look and sound , will arrive in Wigan as part of a tour.

Promoter Gav Scott says he hopes the group will appeal both to dedicated fans of The Doors and the wider Wigan music scene.

Gav said: “If you shut your eyes a bit when the singer is on the microphone you would think it was Jim Morrison. He’s got his mannerisms, outfits and the sound of his voice, everything he does is just spot on.

“The Doors music lives long in the memory, and a song such as Light My Fire is a classic example of something anyone might enjoy. I don’t think you have to be a massive fan of the band to enjoy some of the songs.

“People can’t see The Doors anymore for obvious reasons but this is the next best thing, and hopefully it will be a really good night.”

The Doors Alive will play at Indiependence, on King Street West, tomorrow evening. Doors open at 7.30pm and there will be a support act which is yet to be announced.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought in advance from Seetickets. There will also be a small number of tickets available on the door.

For more information about the band, search for The Doors Alive on Facebook.