the other side ent.

Welcome to
the Otherside

Our next live performance

We are performing at Harolds Corral in Cave Creek Az. on May 26th, 2019. (Memorial Day weekend) We go on at 6PM sharp. This is going to be an awesome show and the guys are 

ready to rock your socks off with all your favorite DOORS songs. We want to pack this place so please tell your friends to come out and enjoy the show!! The resurrection continues.

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we are “the other side"

(left to right) Morgan.....Ryan......Jake........James.........................



Formed by two longtime friends in 2017, Jake Bodnar and James Luciak, The Other Side is a premier Doors tribute band budding in Cave Creek, Arizona. Both have been avid musicians in the Phoenix music scene, and both musicians are classically trained pianists, beginning since childhood. In a familiar manner in which The Doors formed back in the 60’s, James (the front man of the group like Jim Morrison) and Jake (the keys player of the group like Ray Manzarek) came together to match musical talents and dreamt up a vision to create a Doors tribute band.  

Jake playing the VOX continental and Rhodes Piano Bass



As they play and work on the music with immense passion, talent, and accuracy, you will immediately be taken back in time and will experience what it would have felt and sounded like to attend a live performance of The Doors. The Other Side has  been rehearsing and working in the studio for almost a year, and are rapidly gaining momentum, and their gathering grows with each live performance. With some shows under their belt and more on the way, they have already gotten the attention of the infamous Whisky A Go Go, where The Doors had a breakthrough performance in 1968 in Hollywood, and have summer show dates to be announced.  The Other Side performed as the headliner at BLK Live in Scottsdale, Arizona, on April 27th, 2018, and performed at Janey’s Coffee Co. in Cave Creek, AZ on May 5th, 2018.  The Other Side is absolutely ready to be booked for more shows at any venue looking for a sell-out crowd. This is not a cover band; this is a tribute band.  

Morgan Ambrose playing Densmore style beats



Attention to detail is one of their many strong points, as they are fully equipped with vintage instruments and gear of the exact type that The Doors used themselves. James croons with the EV Model 676 microphone like Morrison used. Like Ray Manzarek, Jake brings the soul with all vintage VOX Continental Organ, Fender Rhodes Piano Bass, and Fender Rhodes Piano. Ryan emulates Krieger with haunting tremolo guitar parts with the Gibson SG guitar, and Morgan beats life into the drums with his kit that was adorned with the aesthetic finish that Densmore had on his kit. With all the right pieces finally put together, you can’t help but feel the authentic vibe of The Doors as The Other Side creates an unforgettable experience with sight and accurate sound.  


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the other side ent.

(703) 731-6378

Riders On The Storm



The Other Side - Riders On The Storm  full song (Live)

Contact the Band Manager to inquire about having The Other Side  play at your venue. 

The Otherside


(from right to left)

JAMES LUCIAK, Lead Vocalist 

JAKE BODNAR,    Vox Continental organ, Fender Rhodes Piano Bass, 

Fender Rhodes 73 Stage Piano, Hammond organ

RYAN SCHWARTZ,  Gibson SG Guitar, Fender Twin Reverb Amp.

MORGAN AMBROSE,  Professional percussionist playing Ludwig commemorative John Densmore drums as used by the Doors.