UNLOCKING THE DOORS Tickets
7:30pm, Sat 29 July, 2017
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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2017 marks 50 years since The Doors released their eponymous debut album at the height of Acid Rock, yet their music and legacy are as influential today as ever. South coast band 'Unlocking The Doors' are returning to legendary venue The Basement, July 29 showing audiences just how the original L.A. quartet relentlessly challenged, confronted and inspired their legion of fans.
"We like to show people how brilliant The Doors were... and how intoxicating Jim Morrison was on stage." - Rich Mikic aka 'Morrison', Unlocking The Doors
This is not just a pub covers band playing Doors songs. 'Unlocking The Doors' is a powerhouse multi-media production that takes you back in time. It's a near-theatrical experience delivering a very personal interpretation of four legendary artists, with hard-won musical authenticity the key.
Out front, leather-clad Rich Mikic sets out to capture the magic of Morrison while leaving most of the clich s behind. He fully embraces the role, providing an insight into the mystical command once held by the man who was undoubtedly the iconic heart of The Doors.
Behind 'Jim', Sandy Soon reproduces the unmistakable audio tapestry of Ray Manzarek on organ and keyboard bass. Sandy has dedicated herself to mastering the almost split personality style of the man considered the true creator of The Doors' sound. Playing hypnotic bass fills with one hand and stabbing syncopation with the other, Sandy showcases Manzarek's signature melody lines, notably on the opening of 'Light My Fire'.
On guitar, Mick Mulhearn fingerpicks his Gibson SG standard to emulate Robbie Krieger's renowned Legato style. From the beautifully atmospheric tremolo of 'Riders on the Storm' to the grinding attack of '5 to 1', Mick plays homage to that impossible-to-pigeonhole Krieger style.
And completing the line-up on drums is Chris Mitrevski. 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 since that first release, The Doors remain a touchstone of insurrection, their songs as powerfully contemporary as when first created. Unlocking The Doors takes some of us back to when 'The Lizard King' ruled, while helping a new wave of listeners break on through to the other side.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.