The subject of Julien Temple’s recently, hugely acclaimed film Oil City Confidential, Dr Feelgood were renowned for their British R&B sound based around Wilko Johnson’s distinctive choppy guitar.
Singer Lee Brilleaux died in 1994, and neither Johnson, original bassist John “Sparko” Sparks or drummer John Martin are involved in the current set-up. But two of the band date back as far as 1983, and vocalist Robert Kane has clocked up more than 1,000 shows as frontman, so there’s no doubt Dr Feelgood 2013 are the real deal.
South London bluesmen Nine Below Zero were formed in 1977 by guitarist/singer Dennis Greaves. He’s still at the helm of the 2013 model, along with original singer/harmonica player Mark Feltham.
Tickets for the Junction show are available from (01223) 511 511 and www.junction.co.uk