Live 4 Live Music has announced that Dave Brock with his latest incarnation of Wild Child will be appearing for a Jim Morrison celebration this January with a three date tour on the East coast.
Brock started his career being chosen to play the lead in the “Jim Morrison Rock Opera” produced by Morrison’s sister, Anne Morrison Graham. In the 90’s Brock started up Wild Child and since then has become one of the premiere Doors tribute bands in the U.S. Brock was later chosen to sing lead vocals with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger in the Manzarek-Krieger Band which toured until Manzarek’s death in 2013. Krieger once commented on the choice of Brock as the lead singer, “I think when people came to see Ray and I, they want to see us do the Doors music the way it should be done, so why not use a guy who is really an expert? He knows the songs better than we do, really.”
Live 4 Live Music conducted an interview with Brock on his experiences working with Manzarek and Krieger. He mentions that joining the band was a ‘fantasy come true’ and that neither Manzarek nor Krieger directed him on how to deliver the lyrics, and that he was able to suggest they cover songs Manzarek and Krieger hadn’t ordinarily included in their sets and songs like “Black Train”, “Money”, and “Summer’s Almost Gone” came into the set list. As for the possibility of a Ray Manzarek tribute Brock thinks it will most likely be a one night event for charity with special guests. The interview is available at Live 4 Live Music “Dave Brock on Performing as Jim Morrison for “Wild Child” to The Doors”. The interview was conducted by Bob Wilson.
Brock and Wild Child will be playing January 7, at the Paramount in Long Island, NY, January 8 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, and January 9 at The Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD.
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