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The Bootleg Doors is a Doors tribute band formed in 1996 in Amsterdam. The band took its name from the original Doors. The Bootleg Doors are the official Jim Morrison Tribute Show! The band has toured the world extensively appearing on all the five continents. Their show is incredibly authentic. Causing a lot of the audience to suspend their disbelief' (Robby Krieger). The Bootleg Doors are the world’s best Doors Tribute band according to the greatest doors fan club “Doors Quarterly” “I liked very much their show in Germany. Finally a band who understands that it’s all about the music of The Doors” Frank Lisciandro quoted. Gilles Yepremian, an old Paris friend of Jim Morrison invited The Bootleg Doors to play at The Doors Memorial Concert at the Elyssee Montmartre, Paris. This was filmed and broadcasted by MTV Europe, BBC and Canal Plus

How we got formed

The Bootleg Doors is a Doors tribute band that was formed in 1996 in Amsterdam. The Bootleg Doors play the fascinating and psychedelic rock music of the sixties of Jim Morrison and The Doors. Where possible, all original Doors instruments are used such as Fender, Gibson SG, Vox Continental and Ludwig. The Bootleg Doors give a typical live performance of the original Doors concert. This live performance lasts for approx. two hours. Traditional songs that will be played are: Light my Fire, Riders on the storm, Love her madly, When the music’s over, L.A. Woman, Roadhouse Blues, Gloria, The End and many others. All musicians have a lot of experience and played in all kinds of bands for a lot of years. They have become real friends, who love to play the music of The Doors. In all reviews The Bootleg Doors are mentioned as “unbelievable” and “if you close your eyes, you’ll hear The Doors”. During the concert, with the lightshow, smoking machines and the candles on stage, you probably think that The Doors are back again. A realistic look-a-like tribute to The Doors. The Bootleg Doors already played in major concert halls in Europe, Australia, USA and the Middle East.


New tour coming up

The Bootleg Doors are planning a new tour for second part of 2017 and 2018 and more. Their goal is to get people in contact with the beautiful music of The Doors. To discover the variety in songs, lyrics and the meaning of live. Festivals and small clubs will be visited. IF YOU WANT THE DOORS, YOU'LL GET THE DOORS.

All Aboutthe membersof the band

Former bandmembers

Instrument:

:joined the band

The band was founded in 1996 by lead singer Rick Miller and guitar player Dick Paans. Former band members: Rick Miller (1996 - 2016) Lead Singer Dick Paans (1996 - 2002) Guitar Player Ron Bijtelaar (1996-2003) Bass Player Peter Bethe (2002 - 2007) Guitar Player

Tim Funke

Instrument: Guitar

2012 :joined the band

Tim plays on a Gibson SG and Fender Twin Reverb amp. His sound is an exact copy of Robbie's. He loves to play The Doors as a great Doors fan. His talent will even surprise you.  

Brian Kruit

Instrument: Bass

2004 :joined the band

Coming soon  

Ed Williams

Instrument: Keyboards

1996 :joined the band

Coming soon

Boris Oldenburg

Instrument: Drums

1996 :joined the band

The style of John and every attack at the right time at the right lyrics of Jim. Boris played in several bands playing all kinds of music. Playing The Doors made him a real Doorsfan. Boris plays on Ludwig and Zildjian cymbals  
"Unbelievable, if you close your eyes, you'll hear The Doors"
Robbie Krieger (original Doors guitarist)

Live in concertThe Bootleg DoorsA realistic look-a-like tribute

 

 

 

 

 

 


"If you want The Doors, you'll get The Doors"
John Densmore (original Doors drummer)

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