Gemini Rising

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!

**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…. ‘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.” – TJPL News, UK

“His skill as a musician is bound to leave jaws dropped…” Lost in the Manor Music, UK

“Liam showcases himself as a true master of the guitar…..It’s nothing short of perfect” Indie Boulevard Magazine

“Liam Docherty’s skills as a guitar player are undisputed….It’s easy to see why he’s been generating so much buzz from a young age.” York Calling, UK

 

About Me

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, Georgia Straight, 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.” 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

 

 

 

 

Album
Gemini Rising Album (Physical CD + Download)
30th June 2023

Gemini Rising Album (Physical CD + Download)

Album
Gemini Rising Album (Digital Download Only)
30th June 2023

Gemini Rising Album (Digital Download Only)

Press
  • "Nanaimo teen Liam Docherty is the red-haired hope of the blues." "British Columbia's Liam Docherty is a blues music wunderkind..." "The freckled phenomenon plays his prized GS-Mini acoustic with filigree..." "Come for the cowlick; stay for the guitar licks." - Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail.
  • The Globe And Mail
  • "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. Titles Wipe My Weeping Eyes, the song sounds like a long, lost classic from the Blues' canon... It's quite a complicated piece with some unexpected, and delightful, rhythmic and melodic shifts." - Stuart Derdeyn, The Vancouver Sun.
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • "His covers of classic material is truly impressive and over half the CD is original material. Liam impresses for his fingerpicking and understanding of subtle roots music guitar styles." - Holger Petersen, CBC Saturday Night Blues Host and Stony Plain Records Founder.
  • CBCMusic
  • "He's a great player, but what really impressed me was what a great songwriter he is. When I first heard him, I thought he sounded like a cross between Nick Drake and an old Blues player." - Doug Cox, Artistic Director - Vancouver Island Music Fest.
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • "He's a true musician... I hesitate to just call him a Blues musician, because he's a great songwriter, too. But he has reverence for the Blues masters, and takes the time to learn about them... He's got a depth to his writing, both musically and lyrically, that is amazing for a kid that age. He's the real deal." Doug Cox, quoted in the Times Colonist.
  • Times Colonist
  • “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
  • Flex Music, USA
  • “Gemini Rising” is a guitar-centric song…the role of the guitar is absolutely enormous…it’s melodic, it’s leading, it’s filling the air…it’s rhythmic…along with Liam’s comforting-David gilmour-like vocals, the guitar and the vocals shine through exceptionally….The guitar solo is a moment to behold… we could only experience this song in awe”. Rock Era Magazine
  • Rock Era Magazine
  • “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
  • 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
  • TJPL News, UK
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For bookings & other enquires contact Liam Docherty

liam@liamdochertymusic.com