DR. FEELGOOD + The Reformers
8pm, Friday 17th March, Bedford Esquires
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood are 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 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. On the bands last visit to Bedford they played to a packed Corn exchange. This time they are back to their club roots for a night of maximum R n B at Esquires.
The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World.
Main support is from 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 on drums. Don’t get stuck in a rut – get The Reformers.