An Interview With Kevin
Kevin Morris is the
drummer of the famous british rythm'n'blues-band "Dr. Feelgood". The band,
whose original singer and harpplayer died in 1994, will perform with new
singer Pete Gage at the "Atlantis".
Q: Kevin Morris,
after a few months off the road, Dr. Feelgood is back on the road again.
How did the band get over Lee's death?
A: It's now exactly
2 years, since we've been touring. When Lee Brilleaux died of cancer, we
didn't believe the band would have a future. We all played in various bands,
almost exclusively in England. Then we met Pete Gage, he's the right man
for us. That's when we decided to go back to touring.
Q: What does the
new line-up of Dr. Feelgood look like?
A: The line-up consists
now of Pete Gage (vocals and harp), Steve Whirlwind (guitar), Phil Mitchell
(bass) and Kevin Morris (drums).
Q: On your current
swiss tour, you present your brand new cd-compilation "Looking Back". What
can the public expect from this compilation?
A: This cd-set has
been compiled by experts in cooperation with EMI Records and our own label
Grand Records. It has all the well known hits as well as a few unreleased
songs plus a few interviews with Lee Brilleaux.
Q: Critical minds
will say, that the new band is not the same as the group from the Lee Brilleaux
A: Straight from
the beginning, we were aware of the fact that there would be people thinking
this. With the few gigs we had so far, we had a very good feedback with
the audience and the concert promoters.
Q: Which well known
songs will you be playing on Sunday December 3 at the "Atlantis".
A: We'll play songs
from every Dr. Feelgood era - from 1972 up to now plus a few new songs
that will be on our next album.
Q: What's in the
works for next year?
A: We'll be touring
with Canned Heat and Luther Allison in January in Germany, there'll be
gigs in England in March together with the Blues Band. We'll record our
new album in the spring at the Mushroom Studios near Southend/Essex. It'll
be released in May or June 1996!
An Interview With Pete
Dr. Feelgood, the famous
british rythm'n'blues band comes to Basel during their current tour. The
hardrocking foursome will present their new album "On The Road Again" at
the Atlantis on November 3 and 4. We've been talking to singer Pete Gage.
Q: What were the
bands you've participated in prior to joining Dr. Feelgood?
A: I've been touring
with the Pete Gage Band from 1992 up to 1995. We played mostly in the Bristol
and London area. Before that, I was playing with the Londoner soul-blues-band
The Blazers. Between 1988 and 1992 I took the mike in the band The Pink
Torpedoes which were from Bristol.
Q: What's the musical
trend of the current Dr. Feelgood?
A: We've decided
to keep our rythm'n'blues feeling. Since we are all hardcore bluesfans,
we'll probably drift into even more bluesier areas. However, Dr. Feelgood
will remain a hard, dynamic rythm'n'blues formation.
Q: What can you
tell us about the new album "On The Road Again".
A: We're very satisfied
with the results. Besides songs by Peter Green, there are also various
tracks by our guitarist Steve Walwyn. He's the best songwriter in the band.
Q: What's your current
choice of songs?
A: We'll play all
our top hits - Milk And Alcohol, Down At The Doctors, Roxette, Back In
The Night and Mad Man Blues.