- 05 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Dea Matrona perform 'Gloria', and shares their reflections on Van's music.
Hailing from Belfast, rock trio Dea Matrona have captured the hearts of audiences across Ireland and beyond with their hard-hitting sound and infectious enthusiasm. As well as finding viral success with their Fleetwood Mac covers, they've released a string of acclaimed original tracks – including their latest single, 'Make You My Star'.
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"'Gloria' is a classic song that has been covered by many other legends such as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Robert Plant. As we’re a live band we thought it would be a great song for our repertoire and it’s really fun to get into."
Watch Dea Matrona perform 'Gloria' below:
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the coming days on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- Sat Sept 5, Dea Matrona Gloria (7pm); Therapy? Gloria (8pm)
- Sun Sept, 6, Jealous Of The Birds Saint Dominic's Preview (7pm); Kaz Hawkins Full Force Gale
Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Hozier, Sinéad O’Connor, Gary Lightbody, Damien Rice, Imelda May and Damien Rice, as well as special homages from international artists Brandon Flowers, Steve Van Zandt and Matt Berninger. In addition, you'll find the highlights of our recent exclusive interview with Van – who discusses the Belfast he grew up in, ‘Gloria’, Jim Morrison, Lenny Bruce, the real inspiration for Astral Weeks and his extraordinary work as a songwriter.
This historic publication is a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to order now.