It’s been over 30 years since Dr Feelgood toured Australia, so it’s a long enough wait when they return in May for a series of shows around the country.
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970’s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world today. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the #1 position on the UK 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 just two months before he died in 1994.
The current line up features rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33 years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years) and Robert Kane (formerly of The Animals) the most recent addition, joining in 1999.
Jullien Temple’s film Oil City Confidential, originally released in 2010 tells the story of the band’s formative years featuring the Wilko Johnson era. In 2011, they released a digitally re-mastered Chessmasters album …. 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.
The band continue to tour extensively around the world and finally back to Australia!
Adelaide – The Gov Thursday May 3
Melbourne – Memo Music Hall Saturday May 5
Thornbury – Thornbury Theatre Sunday May 6
Canberra – The Basement Tuesday May 8
Revesby – Workers Club Friday May 11
Thirroul – Anita’s Theatre Saturday May 12
Sydney – The Basement Sunday May 13
Newcastle – Lizottes Tuesday May 15
Coffs Harbour – C.EX Coffs Wednesday May 16
Twin Towns – Clubs & Resort Thursday May 17
Brisbane – Lefty’s Music Hall Friday May 18
Tickets on sale now http://www.drfeelgood.org/tour-dates/ or direct with the venue