DR. FEELGOOD + The Reformers
8pm, Friday 17th March, Bedford Esquires
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.
Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which gave the group their first gold record.
The last album to feature Lee Brilleaux – Down at the Doctors, was recorded live at the Dr. Feelgood Music Bar on Canvey Island, (now the site of the Oysterfleet Hotel) just two months before he died.
The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years), and Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) the most recent addition – joining in 1999.
Julien Temple’s film Oil City Confidential released on 2nd February 2010 tells the story of the bands formative years featuring the Wilko Johnson era.
May 2011 saw the digitally re – mastered re release of Chessmasters originally released in 2000 on EMI Records … the band’s tribute to the Chess label, home to many of the finest blues artists of the 20th century and the first Dr Feelgood album to feature Robert on vocals.
On the bands last visit to Bedford the band played to a packed Corn exchange, this time we bring them back to their club roots for a night of maximum R n B
The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World.
Punky Ska’n’B, taking a sprinkling of influence from both Ska and the original RnB sound to help form their set of original tunes.
Taking the main support is The Reformers. Formed in May 2014, the line-up includes Al Batross out front on vocals, ably assisted by Frankie Frankel on the guitar. New man Marko P Whatham is working the bass guitar and Carl Mugwah III the drums. Don’t get stuck in a rut – get The Reformers.
Tickets are on sale now priced £16 from Seetickets and will be available in person from Esquires Bar, Planet Boutique & Marios Hair Design from Thursday 22nd December
For further information please check out the website: http://www.drfeelgood.org/