Genre:Improv / Ventriloquist
BioIn a world where rock was king, the drugs were free, and the women were easy; two men formed from fire and brimstone a band that would transcend time and space: "DOPPELGANGER!" Now that Clive Neilsen (Lee Lewis - Moral Fixation) and Johnny Dregg (Jason Cooper - Playlist, Weird Science), have fallen on hard times they are bringing their "hits" to their most rabid fans...the patrons of Theatre 99 for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!
Come see Charleston's only all improvised rock show, where you, the audience, shout out the "titles" of your favorite DOPPELGANGER! songs, and have them performed for the first and last time ever.
MembersLee Lewis, Jason Cooper
- Apr 3, 2008 7:40 PM Doppelganger preemptively sues E! Network
- Jul 19, 2007 4:07 PM Iron Maiden/Doppelganger European Tour Cancelled!!
About me:.. .. ......
.. While on tour with different bands in 1975, the paths of now rock legends Clive Neilsen and Johnny Dregg crossed and Rock n’ Roll history would never be the same! From the pits of hell SATAN himself (along with Clive, Johnny, and former band members Elliot Stevens and Chrys Collins) from fire and brimstone formed the band that would forever be known as DOPPELGANGER! After well publicized break-ups and make-ups and an eventual implosion that saw the band destroyed and Elliot and Chrys turn to christ (forming the christian heavy metal band JESUS FREAK) it appeared that Doppelganger was doomed...
But then in 2006, like the pheonix rising from the mothaf*@$ing ashes Doppelganger returned and Clive and Johnny have been rocking audiences in small "grassroots" clubs ever since hoping to regain the glory they once possessed (by that I mean free women and drugs). They currently perform a "storytellers" style show of all of their "greatest hits", as chosen by their most adoring fans at the shows.
Previous show "songs" include: The Life Machine, Pray to the Nuns, Firedog, Anorexic Sumo Wrestler, April You Fooled Me, The Devil Went down to Equador, Roller Blade Addict, Grandma has a Shotgun, Old Balls, BONG!, The Twelve Hells of Christmas, Panorama of My Families Breakfast Table, PROPANE!!, Yellow Duck, (Don’t F*%K With) Porkchop, The Wraith, and Flapjack Boogie Woogie.
Johnny Dregg bio:
Johnny Dregg was born Along the South Jersey Shore to Jewish immigrant parents, Miles and Molly Dredburg. Officially, his name is Johansen Dredburg, but after joining his first band, Big Swing – a polka-driven, Big Band, disco-mix octet, his manager at the time suggested he change his name to Johnny Dregg as, “no one would take a Jewish musician seriously unless their name was Pearlman.” Johnny Dregg has officially been credited with coining the term “Jocker” – Jewish rocker. Other notable “Jockers” include Gene Simmons (Klein) of Kiss and David Lee Roth (Rothberg) of Van Halen.
In addition to co-founding Doppleganger with Clive Nielsen, Johnny Dregg’s other notable projects have included, but are not limited to the following:
1) The DNA Song” – Hey, We’re Twins; Volume I – CD/DVD (Mary/Kate and Ashley Olsen)
2) Various MIDI-driven ringtones for Cingular, Sprint, etc.
3) Co-writer/producer – “So Hip to Be Square” (Huey Lewis and the News)
4) Executive Producer – “In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy” (Pat Boone)
5) Co-writer – “Rot From the Inside Out, Whore!” (GWAR)
6) Music/score – “No More Pizza for Louie” – Episode17; Life With Louie
Clive Neilsen bio:
Clive Neilsen was born Samuel Oliver Neilsen VI to a very wealthy upper class family in London, England. After a strange shake up in the ministry of defense Clive’s father was banished from the country and his mother disappeared when Clive was 5.
At the age of 14 Clive dropped out of school and began singing with two battling bands in his hometown. While the frontman for Planet Now he gained notoriety for proclaiming to the local newspaper that "the lead singer for The Pickpockets sounds like his head is stuck in a horses arse!" when actually he himself was the singer for both bands at the time, battling for a record contract.
Clive was the frontman for 12 bands in a span of 8 yrs before meeting Johnny Dregg on tour. the two instantly became inseperable and formed Doppleganger!
Other notable tidbits:
--One of the first cast members to sign on for Big Brother celebrity Edition in England before getting ejected on the first night for having his "friends" break into the house with hookers.
--Has made 4 solo albums, all of which were recorded in different genres...none of which cracked the billbord top 300. (southern rock, country, punk, and crooner).
--Has been arrested 10 times and been to rehab 15 times, and wrote a tell all book entitled "All the shit famous people told to me in confidence while in jail and rehab."
Who I'd like to meet:Well, we have met just about everyone that is "actually famous". I mean we haven’t met Maroon 5, or any pansy bands like that, but we’ve partied with The Stones, Ozzy, the rest of Sabbath, Motley Crue, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cougar (I refuse to call him Mellancamp), 4 of the 5 traveling Wilbury’s (damn that Orbison...god rest his soul). Hundreds...no make that thousands of supermodels..no, no make that MILLIONS of supermodels (Johnny - "I don’t think there are a million supermodels", Clive - "Shut up, man, SERIOUSLY!").
Johnny - "Don’t forget the NUGE!!!"
Clive - "I am not putting the NUGE on our myspace page!"...."WAIT, don’t type THAT, DAMN IT!"
We have collaborated with David Allen Coe, Bob Dylan, Louie Armstrong, Kurt Nihilist, Bob Marley, Brian Anderson, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Aaron Neville, David Bowie, and many others to be added later.
- Status: Swinger
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: London, England/South Jersey Shore
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 8' 11" / More to love!
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Wiccan
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Children: Undecided
- Smoke / Drink: Yes / Yes
- Income: $250,000 and Higher