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June 27, 1998 - 7th Blues On The Farm Festival - Chichester/UK
December 20, 1998 - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, Southsea/UK
December 21, 1998 - Corn Exchange - Ipswich/UK
October 17, 1999 - The Cherokee, Hull/UK
December 19, 1999 - Worcester Park Club, London/UK
April 27, 2000 - The Borderline, London/UK (2 reviews)
August 25, 2000 - Bikes&Blues Festival 2000, Scotland Farm, Clanfield/UK
September-December 2000 - Naughty Rhythms 2000 UK Tour
October 2002 - With Dr Feelgood in Germany by Carl Eve, Southend Evening Echo
November 22, 2003 - Mr Kyps, Poole/UK
LINKS to reviews:
14.May 2005 - UK Stanley, Lamplight Arts Theatre by Twink / BBC
19.Dec. 2004 - FRANCE Avignon, Rouge Gorge by David / Peppermint Blues (Frech language)
08.Oct. 2005 - FRANCE Istres, L'Usine by David / Peppermint Blues (Frech language)
06.June 2006 - UK Shoreham-by-Sea, Adur Festival - by Jamie Hailstone (Blog)
- June 27, 1998
Pumpbottom Farm - 7th Blues On The Farm Festival
Appledram, Chichester, West Sussex/UK
Dr. Feelgood need no introduction to the real blues aficionado. After twenty five years as Britains finest purveyor of rhythm and blues, I am delighted to welcome them to our venue this year. The current 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. Formed in the seventies on Canvey Island, Essex their style is raw and uncompromising and will provide a great mid-session for the evening.
Moores, Festival Organiser
(Source: Blues On The Farm Website)
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- December 20, 1998
Wedgewood Rooms - Pertsmouth, Southsea/UK
25 years on and still rocking, Dr Feelgood, chart topping pioneers of hard driving RnB still make you Feelgood, even after all the Milk & Alcohol.
(Source: WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Website)
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- December 21, 1998
Corn Exchange - Ipswich/UK
with Two Timers & Nine Below Zero
The Ultimate Rhythm & Blues Christmas Party - A return of the great pre-Christmas R 'n' B party night with two of the best R 'n' B bands around today.
(Source: CORN EXCHANGE Website)
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- October 17, 1999
The Cherokee, Hull/UK
DR FEELGOOD - Started out from Canvey Island in mid 70's, playing hard edged gritty r'n'b, on the London Pub rock circuit. From these humble beginnings, the band went on to have not only a number of hit singles, but a No. 1 album 'Stupidity', which captured some of the atmosphere of a Feelgood's gig. They also helped pave the way for the punk revolution & to this day keep the spirit of pub-rock alive & kickin' . Following the death of lead singer Lee Brilleaux, the band initially recruited Pete Gage as vocalist, but the band now feature Robert Kane, a remarkable vocalist who many will have seen fronting The Animals II.
(Source: Tom & Ali's FIZGIG Website - Events in Lancashire/UK)
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- December 19, 1999
Worcester Park Club, London/UK
What's Dr Feelgood's new singer going to be like? Can the band survive a second change of frontman? How the bloody hell am I going to get home from South London to Kent after the gig, on this freezing cold Sunday night?
A whole bunch of questions, then, to be answered as my friend and I show up for a dose of Rivvum and Blooze, Dr Feelgood style, at the Worcester Park Club. It's a new venue to me, and it seems to specialise in live Blues, Roots and Rock'n'Roll, indeed during the next fortnight they had other luminaries of the UK Blues scene performing, including Mick Clarke, Nine Below Zero and Ruthless Blues, and the Hamsters had performed there on the previous Friday. The venue obviously doubles as a club on alternate nights, betrayed by the odd split level shape of it's interior, and we were able to sit and watch the support act side-on from a raised section to the left hand side of the stage, while ensuring that much alcohol was consumed.
As the support act were winding-up their set, the club began to get appreciably less empty, a relief since we had been two of only ten or fifteen people in attendance when we first arrived. It's good to see that the band's no-nonsense approach to performing is still intact, as they waste little time in setting up and then storming on to the stage, leaving new boy frontman Robert Kane just enough time to bark out "Good Evening, we're DOCTOR FEELGOOD and we play RHYTHM AND BLUES" before they cranked straight into the opening two songs, "Talking 'bout You" from the Stupidity album, and a truly foot-stompin' version of one of my personal favourites "If My Baby Quit Me". It's immediately obvious that Robert Kane's voice and is quite radically different - wheras his predecessor Pete Gage sang in a more gravelly but ultimately similar manner to Lee Brilleaux, Kane's singing style owes more to Mick Jagger, as does his stage prescence. Brilleaux and Gage's snarling, fist pumping, wound-up-panther-in-a-cage mannerisms are gone - but make no mistake, Kane is a dynamic frontman, a real livewire, although in a rather different manner. He leaps about, he strikes poses, frequently disappears off the stage, and rarely stands still for more than a moment. His harmonica playing, it has to be said, is distinctly fragile, and his self-conscious stance when playing it stands in stark contrast to his predecessors who wielded it as a stage prop, but this is something that will certainly improve in time, and he more than compensates for this in pure unbridled energy and enthusiasm. Importantly, he clearly loves the Feelgood repertoire, proved by the gusto with which he applies his own singing style to the next two songs in the set, "She Does It Right" and the funky "Sneakin' Suspicion", both Wilko Johnson-penned songs from the mid-seventies.
The rest of the band are on typically splendid form, only a couple of gigs before the end of a fairly lengthy tour, and still firing on all cylinders. Guitarist Steve Walwyn's song "Instinct To Survive" (an appropriate mantra for the band, should they choose one) is followed by a couple of slide-guitar based songs, the first an excellent Elmore James tune called "Talk To Me Baby", on which Robert Kane's voice is given its best work-out thus far, only to be outdone by a sterling version of what is probably the all-time best-known Dr Feelgood live track "Back In The Night". This track is certainly more familiar to these ears in its incarnation with Lee Brilleaux playing uncomplicated slide-guitar over an equally unfussy rhythm guitar backing, but although one could almost say that Steve Walwyn, playing both the slide and rhythm parts, plays it almost too well, it reflects the band's re-invention, and stamps the identity of the current line-up on the set. Over the years each new member of the Dr Feelgood lineup has made a difference to the sound of the band, subtle or otherwise, and everyone has a favourite line-up, so these changes inevitably takes some getting used to, but it does at least prevent the band from becoming a tribute to itself, surely the worst case scenario for any Feelgood fan.
"Down By The Jetty Blues" follows, a tribute both to Canvey Island, Dr Feelgood's town of origin, and also latterly to the aforementioned main man Lee Brilleaux. This is a vehicle for Steve Walwyn's versatile slow blues playing, a brooding barnstormer of a track that clocks in at nearly fourteen minutes - once again, not a song length that is normally associated with Dr Feelgood, but worth every paint-stripping, arse-kicking second nonetheless. Now we're into the finale of the main set, and the familiar drum intro of "Milk and Alcohol", which segues into another Feelgood staple, the first single "Roxette". Robert Kane is still struggling with the harmonica parts, but he keeps it tight and simple, attempting nothing too flash. These two are followed by "Tanqueray", another more recent addition to the set that shuffles along nicely before ending this quartet of songs with "She's A Wind-Up". Then there's introductions to the band, which gives drummer Kevin Morris and bassist Phil Mitchell their due recognition, before they finish up with "Down at the Doctors" and the evergreen "Route 66". The band depart the stage to rapturous applause, and general opinion of Robert Kane seems to be pretty positive, even his Geordie twang replacing Brilleaux's Sahhrfend drawl doesn't seem so strange now. Suffice to say an encore is emphatically demanded, and is granted. A version of "Mad Man Blues" is administered in it's original form, rhythm-free, before the re-appearance of Kevin and Phil for the final track, appropriately since that was what I had to struggle with next, "Going Back Home".
Verdict? Well ... it's different, but I'd highly recommend it! No rock'n'roll quarter given, and no rhythm'n'blues punch pulled! It's a new incarnation of Feelgood, one that is more difficult to take to immediately than the previous one, but ultimately a rewarding experience.
Grapes / UK
(Sent via e-mail)
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- April 27, 2000
The Borderline, London/UK
I thought I'd drop you a note with regard to the Feelgoods at the Borderline - 27th April 2000. I was at the gig, primarily as a Feelgood fan and secondly to complete a review for the British Blues Connection magazine - Blueprint. Hopefully the review will make the May addition of the magazine, but I thought I should give the web site an update, especially around the performance of Robert Kane. Please accept that the opinions expressed are purely my own and meant as constructive feedback with regard to Dr Feelgood.
The only slight disappointment was that the band only played five of the tracks from the Chess Master's album. However the set was one of the best I have seen for a number of years. As they say you will need to by the magazine to get the full review - sorry, but I can honestly say it was the best I have seen the band for a long time.
I saw the new line up in Leicester, prior to Xmas with Nine Below Zero. Unfortunately a small crowd and a large hall meant that the gig wasn't that memorable. Also it was obvious that Robert was new to the Feelgoods and their music.
In sharp contrast the Borderline was almost full on Thursday and the band where tight and appeared to be raring to go. I have seen from comments from yourself and others that Robert was highly rated. Well he certainly proved the point. He has settled in with the rest of the guys and clearly gives the impression that he enjoys his work. His vocal ability is clear and with a number of the old songs, notably Down by the Jetty Blues, I felt that he has added something extra. In addition the rest of the band appeared to be enjoying themselves. I could put some of this down to a good crowd on what could be considered to be home turf, but the feeling was that they all wanted to be there. Robert's high action delivery certainly adds another dimension to the performance. Even Mr Mitchell was moving round with such speed that it could have been defined as dancing (sorry Phil !!).
I have seen a number of gigs this year already and will see a large number before the end of the year, but there will not be many to better Thursday (with the exception of The Pirates at Dingwells - that was awesome). I am looking forward to the new album and the Naughty Rhythms 2000 tour, but I hope that more of the tracks from the new album are added to the set.
I think that Pete Gage did a wonderful job in enabling the group to carry on during a difficult period. This is something that as a Feelgood fan I will always be grateful to him for, but I think in the current line up there is the possibility that Dr Feelgood can go back to the top of the British R'n'B tree.
I am looking forward to seeing a more informal performance on Thursday at the Oysterfleet, but I think for people who haven't seen the band recently it will be a pleasant surprise.
SETLIST OF THE GIG:
Talking 'bout you / If my baby quit me / She does it right / The walk / Instinct to survive / Don't start me talkin' / Down by the Jetty Blues / Nadine / Back in the night / Roxette / Milk and alcohol / She's a wind-up / Down at the Doctors / Give me one more shot
Encores: Mad Man Blues / Going back home / Bonie Moronie-Tequila
Finally I'd like to say what an excellent job you do with the array of websites. Unfortunately we, the fans, tend to take for granted the amount of work that goes into the various sites. Certainly it is an important part, from this fan's perspective, of the Dr Feelgood information chain.
Thank you for your efforts, it is greatly appreciated by me at least.
Rippon - Blueprint Magazine
(Sent via e-mail on May 1, 2000)
Note by Gabi: Thanks a lot to Geoff for the excellent review plus the supportive note about the website! I'm very happy the website gots such a lot of fans!
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I went to see the Feelgoods play at "The Borderline" cafe in London last night, (it's really close to where I work, about 3 minutes walk) and they really were FANTASTIC!
The only other time that I saw the band with Robert fronting them was at the Worcester Park Tavern (which I reviewed for the site) and to be honest I left that gig with somewhat mixed feelings ... but this gig was SO much better! It helped that there was a great atmosphere (the venue was packed, there was lots of screaming and leaping about) but the band were on top form, and more importantly, Robert has really stamped his identity on the Feelgood repertoire, he looked much more confident, and as a result his singing delivery was great. I wasn't sure that his singing style was suitable for the Feelgood sound before, but I'm now completely converted!
The new songs were especially good ... I really liked the version of "Don't Start me Talkin'" (I remember the previous Feelgood version of this one from about 1984? One of my first gigs) and "Give Me One More Shot" is a belter, perfect for that last song pairing slot with "Down At The Doctors".
I took a friend of mine, John, with me to the gig, he'd never been to a Feelgood gig before, and he left the gig with a smile on his face, as a big Feelgood FAN! So the only reason I'm sending this is because I just HAD to tell someone how good it was!
Grapes / UK
(Sent via e-mail on April 28, 2000)
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- August 25, 2000
Bikes&Blues Festival 2000, Scotland Farm, Clanfield/UK
Dr Feelgood are the legendary band formed in the mid seventies under frontman Lee Brilleaux. Over twenty-five years later, and in accordance with the wishes of the late Mr Brilleaux who died in 1994, the band is as strong as ever.
Leading the band is the drummer of the last fourteen years, Kevin Morris. He is joined on lead guitar by Steve Walwyn, on bass by P.H. Mitchell and vocals/harmonica by Robert Kane (Note by Gabi: NOT by Pete Gage, like written in the original preview).
They have toured the world and produced a total of nineteen albums. Stupidity, their live album, went straight to no 1 in the UK album chart and their hit singles include She's a Wind Up, Down at the Doctors, See You Later Alligator and Milk & Alcohol.
Their last studio album, The Feelgood Factor (Note by Gabi: Last Studio album was Chess Masters, 2000), proved extremely popular with the critics, the Daily Telegraph naming it the record of the week.
The band has their own record label GRAND RECORDS, a worldwide fan base and their own Internet site.
Their set will include all their hit singles plus many more uncompromising Rhythm & Blues numbers.
Festival 2000 Website
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NAUGHTY RHYTHMS TOUR - Sept. 28 to Dec. 23, 2000
On the bill: John Otway, Eddie & The Hot Rods, The Hamsters and Dr Feelgood
Went to see Dr F on Friday 20.10.00 in Lincoln as part of the Naughty Rhythms Tour. Words cannot do justice to the atmosphere of the musical crafts displayed.
Lesley Bischoff / October 23, 2000 (Via e-mail to website)
After Lee's death I didn't know if I wanted to watch the band again, as I thought they may have lost that spark. I was wrong. Last night at Parr Hall, Warrington, I found that the spark was still there and the only thing wrong with the band was they where not on long enough. - Great night, great show, even greater band.
Phil Hutchinson / December 16, 2000 (Via e-mail to website)
Oh how I envy the people who saw the Naughty Rythms Tour sans The Hamsters! The Hot Rods were brilliant, I first saw them around 1975 in Clacton and it remains the best concert I've ever seen! Sadly they only played about six songs but everyone was an absolute corker. Otway's performance was perfectly pitched, just on the right side of irony and The Feelgoods were also on top form. But, oh dear, the Hamsters were a bit of a bore after all that, I was staggered that they were top of the bill, they should have been first.
Paul W. Mason / December 19, 2000 (Via e-mail to Eddie & The Hot Rods' website)
Carlisle, England 9th December 2000: The whole evening was total entertainment from start to finish. As usual we met Phil in the pub next door to the venue and had a couple of drinks with him. We did not plan to see the start of the show, as of course we were interested in mainly seeing the Feelgoods, but Phil persuaded us to go and catch the whole show as he said it was really good, especially Otway's parts. So we went into the venue to get the start and we were not disappointed. Phil was correct, it was a superb show.
Neil Morgan / December 22, 2000 (Via e-mail to website)
Saw the Naughty Rhythms Tour last night - excellent stuff! Dr Feelgood were better than I've ever seen them post-Lee Brilleaux. Robert has really got it together now. Gordon and me felt really inspired by it after...
Sarah James, TWO TIMERS / December 23, 2000 (Via e-mail to website)
Really enjoyed the Colchester gig, a great evening. We saw Eddie & The Hot Rods and Dr Feelgood at various Essex gigs in the 80's and they were never better than at this gig - well impressed with the "new" geordie Dr Feelgood singer. John Otway was a revelation who had us in tears of laughter, respect all round with one exception: Who and WTF are the Hamsters? Their smug superior attitude washed over us in waves of nausea (or maybe it was the beer) so we left before they spoiled the evening for us. Dump the Hamsters and do it again soon.
Joe / January 1, 2001 (Via e-mail to website)
Just wanted to say I saw Naughty Rhythms in Shrewsbury & Warrington. Excellent shows - especially John Otway, Eddie & the Hotrods & the Feelgoods. Robert Kane was absolutely superb. He made my nephew's night when he threw him his harmonica & he was so nice to chat to after the show. A real star - as was John Otway. Many thanks,
Leona Morris / January 11, 2001 (Via e-mail to website)
I've just read the reviews of the Naughty Rhythms Tour and was also surprised by the comments on The Hamsters. I lurve The Hamsters and thought they were Ace. We saw the tour 5 times in all and the best performance of the Hamsters was at Frome ...they had a really good walk in the audience with their flashing guitars.
Dr Feelgood were fantastic at each gig... they have such a full, tight sound which is so full of Energy. Robert Kane is Ace.
More on The Hamsters... ...their music has such a good beat to it I play their CDs whilst I am on my Turbo Trainer, pedalling away on my bike at high intensity training sessions. I couldn't train without them.
Ann with the van / January 23, 2001 (Via e-mail to website)
Reading the posted reviews I can only wonder why the apparent disappointment felt by some re. The Hamsters?? Their set at St. Albans was a perfect high-octane climax to an excellent evening's entertainment. They did not come across as smug or superior, merely talented and good-humoured, this was shown by their indulgence of John Otway in the finale. The Rods' set was over too soon, The Feelgoods' were very tight, I guess they had to be 'cos having 1st seen them in 1978 I didn't recognise a single member of the group. I guess this is 'evolution'. Cheers,
Charlie Jeffreys / April 21, 2001 (Via e-mail to website)
We saw the tour in the Royal Spa Centre at Leamington last year - don't ask me when. However it was one of the highlights of a pretty good musical year. We only worked out who Otway was when he came on, and then he had us in fits, especially the double necked quitar routine. Eddie & The Hot Rods seemed to take time to get going, but they did a spectacular cover of Gloria at the end. Then came Feelgood. I never rated the original band, but live the new lineup is awesome. Robert Kane has immediate stage presence and a brilliant vocal range. One of the advantages of the Spa Centre is they don't mind if you get up and dance. A few had drifted up to the front for the Hot Rods, most of the theatre got up for Feelgood.
Sadly they soon sat down again when Feelgood were inexpicably displaced by The Hamsters. I had heard good reports of them, but I'm afraid all the negative reviews on the web site were reflected at Leamington. Their performance was lacklustre and failed totally to engage with an audience that had been buzzing a few minutes before. To make matters worse, their patter between songs was arrogant and insensitive.
Glad to see Feelgood touring again this year, hopefully the current Canned Heat are up to the challenge, if they're on last they have one hell of an act to follow. And we're hoping they'll come to Leamington again, otherwise we have a long drive.
Phil Trory / May 11, 2001 (Via e-mail to website)
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WITH DR FEELGOOD IN GERMANY - Oct. 2002
with friendly permission from Carl Eve, writer
for the Southend Evening Echo, Essex/UK
WHILE Germany may not ring any musical bells, it should be remembered that Elvis was posted there, the Beatles perfected their craft there and Dr Feelgood is loved there.
The Echo joined the band, which celebrates over thirty years in the music business next year, in Berlin, home of Minelli's cabaret, Checkpoint Charlie and the now-defunct Wall which divided the Commies from the Free World for 28 years.
En route from Lübeck airport, through East Berlin to West, manager Chris Fenwick, who reluctantly accepts the title of the last remaining original Feelgood member, laughs over a recent article in a music magazine about his past antics.
"Oh God, yes I saw that piece. It was written by Alan Jones who used to write for Melody Maker in the 70s. He came on the road with us for a bit back then."
"He's now got this column called 'Stop Me If You've Heard This One...' He was with us in our so-called 'cocaine-snorting bible-tearing sheep shooting' days around north England."
"I personally didn't fair too badly, and neither did Lee Brilleaux, [the Feelgood's first singer who died in 1994 of lymphoma] but Sparko [the original bass player] doesn't come out too good."
"Sparko had found a Gideon's bible back at the hotel after we had been chucked out of a bar, then drunk the hotel room mini-bar dry. "He said: 'I'm going to tear it up.'" - "I said: 'I wouldn't do that Sparko'." - "He said: 'Why not?'" _ "And I replied: 'cos God's got your room number."
Did he tear the bible up, ensuring God's wrath? "I couldn't divulge", laughs Chris as we arrive at the band's hotel in Lietzenburger Strasse, formerly West Berlin.
While they are still rock and roll enough to have found a hotel opposite three girlie-bars where nakedness is the norm, lead singer Robert Kane - formerly of the Animals - is fretting over a lost mobile phone. Before long, the band have invited us to sample a historic tour of Berlin. They joke about the days when they would play one venue in the West before taking three hours to go a couple of miles into the East thanks to suspicious border guards. Now, just 13 years after the wall came down, they are planning gigs across the former Soviet republic - Latvia, Czech republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Romania.
Drummer Kevin Morris, who's recently been turned on to new rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, said: "It will be exciting for us because we like going to new places. It's a whole new angle for us. Even though we're old codgers it's a case of us going there and showing them how it's really done."
Later, in the amusingly named Quasimodo club, they prove their point. In front of 400 roaring Berliners, on a very compact stage which they dominate the band rip through their rock, rhythm and blues set, kicking off with Best In The World before breaking into Looking Back with it's Beatles-esque bass riff. The slow driving blues of If My Baby Quits Me rolls into the speedy She Does It Right. The smoky jazz and blues club is set below a cinema which means soundchecks have to be completed before the evening film and the gig can only start after the final credits have rolled. Two muscle-bound Germans by the side of the stage buy bassist Phil Mitchell a beer in appreciation of the tunes just as they play Don't Start Me Talking from the band's Chess Masters album. Help Me is next with a slow driving blues with a Booker T vibe, ideal for long rainy-weather journeys, apt considering the recent touring weather in Germany. The crowd is going wild as the rocking Going Back Home begins, quickly followed by The Walk, the 1979 hit Milk and Alcohol and guitarist Steve Walwyn's Instinct To Survive which has even the waitresses who are weaving through the packed room bopping along as they take orders. The astounding guitar solo by Steve is now the cornerstone of Down By The Jetty Blues, bringing Thames Delta blues to an approving crowd who probably have no idea exactly where Canvey is, let alone the jetty. The audience is invited to sing along with Back In The Night by Sunderland-born Robert, and are jumping fit to touch the ceiling for the driving three-note Roxette. Air-guitarists crowd the front for Micky Jupp's Down At The Doctors while the full-on rhythm and blues of Gimme One More Shot allows the band to enjoy themselves as much as the audience clearly is. A roar erupts as they return for their encore of John Lee Hooker's Mad Man Blues and the Bill Haley classic See You Later Alligator.
Hamburg's Downtown Bluesclub is another exceptional night, the only addition being a improvised finale of the 1958 Champs classic Tequila. "Yes, I suppose it is my band", replies Chris Fenwick as we enjoy the sites of Herbertstrasse - known as Dirty Herbertstrasse by the band for it's unusual window dressings.
"It's an honour. It's a privilege to be in Dr Feelgood. We've grown organically together and gigs like this make it all worthwhile." He's particularly proud of a number of new albums which will soon be available - another Down At The BBC CD and Finely Tuned, which charts the five guitarists of the Dr Feelgood history.
Germany is clearly a country where precision is everything, be it engineering, train timetables or music, Dr Feelgood are regarded for their own form of precision. Germany can build goods to last, and the Feelgoods are appreciated because their rhythm and blues will endure.
Carl Eve / Nov. 6, 2002 (Via e-mail to website)
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- November 22, 2003
Mr Kyps, Poole/UK
A thoroughly inclement Satuday evening didn't stop a full house piling into Kyps to see what are still, one of the most exciting RnB bands to be found anywhere. I suppose the audience, or at least some of them were buoyed up by the fact that England had earlier narrowly beaten the Aussies in the rugger world cup final, and lets face it we dont tend to win anything much anymore do we? Obviously then, celebrations were the order of the day, which the Feelgoods immediately siezed upon the moment they hit the stage!
This band may not contain any of the original members from the early seventies line-up, but as the late and much missed Lee Brilleaux said before his sad demise from cancer, ''please don't kill the band just because I am dying''. Indeed, what this band are all about is the legacy of great tunes at their disposal, which are well suited to a great saturday night out with a pint in one hand, and a fag in the other! Their sound is uncomplicated, and staight ahead, but make no mistake this is a very talented and dedicated bunch of individuals.
Steve Walwyn, the guitarist, showed great ability throughout, and Robert Kane on vocals and harp, ran around the stage with a very punk-like swagger, whipping up the willing crowd at every opportunity. Phil Mitchell on bass, and drummer /bandleader Kevin Morris did exactly what you would expect from a first class rhythm section. They tore through a 90 minute set with complete aplomb, featuring most of their hits, then finally bowing out with ''Route 66'', which transfered somewhere in the middle to Johny (Wilkinson I suspect) Be Boode! So, everyone went home happy and exhausted, after yet another stupendous nights entertainment at this smashing little venue, added to in no small measure by fine local support band Crosscut Saw, who played a good one hour opening set and to whom the crowd visibly warmed very rapidly indeed.
Review by: Paul Hills
from the Mr Kyps Website
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