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The Lizard Kings Doors Experience


Sat 15 Dec 2012, 8:00pm

Where: NBS Theatre, 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Lizard6

The Lizard Kings are taking the music and poetry of Jim Morrison and The Doors to the heartland of New Zealand with a brand new show “Waiting For The Sun”, which debuted to two full houses in Nelson in August 2012, followed by a successful South Island tour, with shows in Christchurch, Timaru and Invercargill. This in the wake of a meteoric trajectory for the band who first appeared on the New Zealand music scene in 2011 and have consistently delivered sold out live shows in the last 18 months.

The Lizard Kings’ shows are a true Doors experience. The band rock through The Doors' wide repertoire, from well-known radio hits like Riders on the Storm, Love Me Two Times and the wild Break On Through To The Other Side, to the buried treasures of Moonlight Drive, Not To Touch The Earth and Texas Radio and the Big Beat.

The band has been assembled especially for the project, and is led by charismatic vocalist Marcus Roebuck. The rest of the band are all accomplished players: ex- Narcs keyboardist Liam Ryan, in-demand session guitarist Glynn Olsen with rhythm section Sahn Bishop (bass) and ex-UK drummer Joe Tatley (drums).

“We have only one rule”, says Roebuck, “no leather pants. It’s all about the music and creating an experience. The new songs we are learning like Touch the Earth and Moonlight Drive still resonate with the times.” Morrison’s shadow looms large over Roebuck’s shoulder. “I totally respect Jim and what he stands for. I love his ways. When the band gets rolling there is blood on the carpet. We like it like that.”

As well as kick-ass contemporary versions of The Doors’ hits the show features Roebuck reading selections of Jim Morrison’s poetry from American Prayer. The music and poetry are complemented by intelligent sound and lighting production which includes live cameras and digital psychedelia mixed in real time by a live VJ, Klaasz Breukel, who cut his teeth producing spectacular video displays in the dance clubs of Europe.

The Lizard Kings have sold out the Nelson School of Music three times (2011), had a successful concert at the Theatre Royal in Timaru (2011) headlined at the legendary Wild Foods Festival in Hokitika (2012) and a delivered a sell-out show at The Tauranga National Jazz Festival (2012) where they were billed alongside Earth Wind and Fire and Keb Mo.

The Lizard kings are now looking forward to bringing the Doors Experience to the West Coast.
Greymouth - Friday 14th of December at Railway Hotel.
Westport - Saturday 15th of December at the NBS Theatre.

For more information contact: Marcus Roebuck: 0275550646.