reputation as being one of the most
popular and exciting live rhythm and
blues acts in the world is well
deserved. It all began back in 1976
when their raw and uncompromising
style of performances resulted in
the first live album Stupidity that
immediately shot to the number one
position in the UK charts. Dr
Feelgood have maintained that high
standard for over three decades.
Being a sensational live band does not however guarantee popularity, but having a string of hit singles certainly helps. How about these beauties; Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk & Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator all classic thumpers.
The current line-up have been together far longer than the original founders. The rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass are fast approaching 30 years and Steve Walwyn on guitar has been with the band for 20 years. Newcomer singer Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) is the most recent addition – joining in 1999.
Reviewing the Big Rhythm Festival at an airbase in Bedfordshire featuring John Mayall, the Independent Newspaper wrote: "Mayall has an OBE for services to music, but if a band could receive such an honour it would have to be Dr. Feelgood. Despite lacking a single original member, they are the incarnation of quintessentially British Rhythm and Blues and play a stunning one-and-a-half hour set. The setting of this festival commemorates the defence of this country. The defence of its musical traditions could not be in better hands than the Feelgoods." Enough said.