1517236792feelgoodnews-w555h344It’s been 31 years since Dr Feelgood, Britain’s best exponents of R&B toured Australia. This week sees them play the first dates of their Milk & Alcohol Australian tour with dates booked across the country. Dr Feelgood stood apart from other UK punk/new wave/pub rock bands of the 70s due to their own unique rock sound, which was focused centred around British RnB, and guitarist Wilko Johnson’s choppy style. The band found mainstream success in the mid-70s when their 1976 album Stupidity went to number one on the UK album charts, and a string of UK top 40 singles followed. The current line-up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both of whom have been in the band more than 35 years, with fellow long-term guitarist Steve Walwyn, and Robert Kane – formerly of The Animals – who was the most recent addition in 1999. With over 40 years of material to choose from, fans are in for a treat as the band mix the set up with old and new classics including ‘Milk & Alcohol;’, ‘Back In The Night ‘ and ‘Roxette’. Blues fans will lap up the choice covers these guys interweave into their set including Blind Willie McTell’s ‘I Can Tell’, Bo Diddley’s ‘Who Do You Love’ and Elmore James’ ‘Dust My Broom’. Personally, I can’t wait to hear ‘Gimme One More Shot’. A tour you do not want to miss! Full tour dates and tickets available here

3 May Adelaide

5 May Melbourne

6 May Thornbury

8 May Canberra

9 May Sydney

12 May Wollongong

13 May Sydney

15 May Newcastle

16 May Coffs Harbour

17 May Twin Towns

18 May Brisbane

19 May Sunshine Coast


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