It was a cold and rainy Friday the 13th at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE, but that didn’t stop the fans, young and old who came to experience Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.
Lite My Fire, a Doors tribute band from the Stone Pony area of central New Jersey, kicked off a ten song set with the Doors classic “Break On Through” that showed me right from the get go that this band was for real. Lead singer and channeling Jim Morrison is the one and only Mike Padrone who has the voice attitude and moxy of the original front man. The Doors were truly in the room as they replicated their music precisely. Their keyboardist plays Ray Manzarek perfectly and I heard even got to play with Robbie Krieger in NY City one night. If you get a chance to see these guys don’t miss the opportunity.
Break on Through
Back Door Man
Love Her Madly
Five To One
Love Me Two Times
When The Music’s Over
Kiss The Sky took the stage with style, power and a raw rock sound that truly inspired a generation. You don’t even have to close your eyes; I was looking at the reincarnated Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Bleu is Jimi Hendrix, period. Ripping through the legendary classics like “Voodoo Child” “All Along the Watchtower” “Stone Free” “Stand Next To Your Fire” “Hey Joe” and even The Star Spangled Banner the audience was truly amazed. The show truly is an experience you do not want to miss, Jimy Bleu is a natural, the way he plays, his moves, how he bonds with the audience along with Jimy’s signature guitar playing is a must see. Kiss The Sky ended the evening with a version of “Red House” taken from a rare performance in 1969 at Royal Albert Hall and were joined onstage with Lite My Fire’s own Mike Padrone (aka Jim Morrison) for a wonderful end to a great evening of showmanship.
This is not a cover band, this is an experience, have you ever been experienced?
Photos and Review By Carl Roccia