Dr Feelgood - short biography
After twenty five years as Britain's finest purveyor of Rhythm and Blues, the current Dr Feelgood line-up is led by their drummer of fifteen years Kevin Morris and features Steve Walwyn on lead guitar, P.H. Mitchell on bass and front man Pete Gage.
Dr Feelgood was formed in the mid seventies on Canvey Island, Essex. Their style is raw and uncompromising which was a refreshing alternative to the over blown rock scene of the period. Today the band tours the world constantly and are still revered and much loved live attraction with a world-wide fan base, a site on the internet, and their own record label - Grand Records.
The live album Stupidity entered the UK album charts at no. 1 and Dr Feelgood have had a string of hit singles including She's a Wind Up, Down at the Doctors, See You Later Alligator and Milk & Alcohol.
Their last studio album with Lee Brilleaux - The Feelgood Factor - received critical acclaim including being made record of the week by Tony Parsons in The Daily Telegraph. The group's live album Down at the Doctors was recorded in front of a home crowd shortly before Lee died in April 1994. After the sad loss of Lee Brilleaux and a respectful two years layoff, the band recorded the first album to feature Pete Gage - On The Road Again - a fitting title for a band who played 150 shows last year.
1997 being the twenty fifth anniversary of Dr Feelgood saw the release of a double CD entitled TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF DR FEELGOOD and the publishing of a book called DOWN BY THE JETTY - the story of Dr Feelgood written by Tony Moon and published by Northdown Publishing Ltd.
May 2000 saw the UK release on EMI Records of "Chess Masters", the band's own tribute to the Chess brothers and the influential record label which was the home of the finest blues artists.
Grand Records recent releases include "Finely Tuned", a collection featuring the guitarists of Dr Feelgood, "Speeding Thru Europe", an exciting live set recorded at various shows between September 2002 and January 2003, and "Wolfman Calling", an album celebrating some of Lee's finest blues recordings.
The band still undertakes a full touring schedule and has completed tours of most European and Scandinavian countries, a full summer of festivals and a triumphant return to Japan.
Dr Feelgood maintain their hectic touring schedule across the globe, still thrilling the crowds with the vitality of their explosive live show.