My second album Gemini Rising – 12 original songs written and performed, by me, at the age of 15. This is unlike any other project I’ve undertaken. Gemini Rising pinballs between genres and features a 70’s inspired guitar epic, folk songs with pop sensibilities, a melodic funk tune, mournful acoustic ballads, and Texas blues inspired grooves to take the listener on a musical journey and multi-genre experience. I wrote and performed the songs and played all electric and acoustic guitars on this album. I hope you enjoy it!
The album title, and the theme of the title track, is derived from my study of Greek Mythology, specifically, the myth of the Gemini star constellation. The archetype of the Gemini constellation and myth of Castor & Pollux inspired my writing which was adapted to reflect the central themes of love, longing, loss, separation, pain, sacrifice, and redemption that touch each and every one of our lives. The other songs on the album feature sharp social critiques and observations, and also some good times fun.
**RECENT REVIEWS FOR GEMINI RISING**
“Very rarely do we get to come across an artist brimming with so much potential and intrigue. But that is exactly what we have found in Canadian artist Liam Docherty… his first outing is this warm and embracing listen that highlights some wonderfully inventive songwriting from beginning to end…. ‘Gemini Rising’ already cements him as one of the more exciting names ascending right now.” – Flex Music, USA
“Liam Docherty’s ‘Gemini Rising’ unleashes an Indie Rock Revolution…. Reminiscent of post-grunge and alternative acts like Queens of The Stone Age and Poets of the Fall, Docherty’s sound is a refreshing addition to the global indie rock scene.” – Indie Music Flix
“Liam Docherty’s ‘Gemini Rising’ is a song born of classic rock thrown into the modern day by twisting the old blues sounds into modern indie ideals….. It’s the kind of music you expect a seasoned rock band to come out with. Liam Docherty has nailed it with ‘Gemini Rising,’ and I am excited to see just what magic comes next.” – TJPL News, UK
About Me: I’m an official partner of Taylor Guitars and have been playing publicly since the age of 7. My debut album Modern. Magic. Melody. sold records internationally and received TV, radio, and print media time from CBC, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Time Colonist, and Chek TV. It also yielded a nomination for New Act of The Year at the Maple Blues Awards and at 13 years of age, I became the youngest person in the history of the awards to be nominated. I was also voted as winner of Best Original Song at the UK FAB Awards. I am equally comfortable playing both small, intimate shows or larger festivals with 10k+ attendees. My performance highlights include playing at Vancouver Island MusicFest, Mission Folk Festival, Texada Blues & Roots Festival, and at the Vancouver Folk Festival AGM. For bookings, please see the ‘contact’ section of my website.
“He’s not just a blues guitar player; he’s a great songwriter, and he’s playing pieces of music by people like Tommy Emmanuel, and Tony McManus, who are two of the finest players in the world, and he is just nailing it. He’s also a phenomenal Celtic guitar player. He blows me away; just a super talented kid. He’s not a show-biz kid. He’s a musician. That’s one of the things I really love about him. No one is pushing him into this. He’s just doing it because he really, really loves to play, and that’s pretty cool.” Doug Cox, Producer
“The young musician does it with style too. It’s not hard to hear why his record caught the ears of the nominating jury, comprised of some of Canada’s leading blues experts…. Among the standout originals on the album is the opening song. Titled Wipe My Weeping Eyes, the song sounds like a long lost classic from the blue’s canon…. It’s quite a complicated piece with some delightful, and unexpected, rhythmic and melodic shifts” Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun
For bookings & other enquires contact Liam Docherty