The Doors of Perception are a 4-piece Tribute Band to the ethereal and experimental classic rock band, The Doors. This tribute band will bring you right back to the psychedelic era with the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a real Doors show. The name, The Doors of Perception, taken from the famous book by Aldous Huxley was Jim Morrison's original name for his band before it was shortened to The Doors.
Based in Tampa, Florida, the DOP were formed in 2012 by singer and lifelong Doors fan, Douglas Austin. They have performed for a variety of venues in Florida, from local bars to large festivals. With an authentic recreation of The Doors' live show, including everything from the wardrobe and theatrics to the keyboard bass, the DOP provide an excellent and nostalgic show for any classic rock fan.
In 2016, the DOP will be expanding to out-of-state gigs and embarking on their first tour, playing several shows in the Eastern US. Dates are available on the events page and many more are to be announced. Check back or follow us on Facebook to stay up to date and catch us in your area! Also has a new special guest
Janis Forever a Janis Joplin tribute singer doing all the hits songs
people know and love to hear.
Douglas Austin as Jim Morrison
Glenn Harris as John Densmore
Glenn joined the The Doors of Perception in August of 2013 and has never looked back! He enjoys playing the Rock n’ Roll of that era and especially emulating the talents of John Densmore. Glenn has played with bands that have opened for the Marshall Tucker Band, and performed at Graceland for two consecutive summers. Professional influences have been: Buddy Rich, Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), John Densmore (The Doors) and Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), to mention a few.
I remember when I was very young, riding around in a car with my family and a friend of my sister's and the song "Light My Fire" came on the AM radio station. Also, it was the short version. That was the first time I heard The Doors. As I got older, playing in bands in Detroit then moved to Tampa, Florida and then later formed The Doors of Perception. I'm trying to keep the memory of Jim Morrison and The Doors alive for as long as I can, until the end.
Larry Tambini as Robby Krieger
Richard Grimolizzi as Ray Manzarek
Larry Tambini (ElTee) Guitarist, songwriter and recording artist from New York City paid his dues performing on the New York, New Jersey club circuit, toured the east coast with his band Anxious moments and had his first CD produced by superstar producer Jack Douglas. Now living in the tampa bay area, ElTee always a fan of the doors, enjoys emulating Robby Krieger in this tribute show.
Keyboard Player Rich Grimolizzi began playing piano at age 8 and eventually studied at Manhattan School of of Music and Brooklyn College where he received his B.A. degree in Music. He has performed as a solo artist as well as accompanist at classical concerts. He is a well rounded musician who has played innumerable rock and jazz gigs, performing with artists like jazz saxophonists Kerry Brown, vocalists like Beth Mitchell (of the Fred Waring Singers) and Dan Fox’s big band the Rhythm Kings.