Fri, 15 Sept|
DR And The MEDICS + support from JAYLER + MAJOR MINOR £18.00+Booking fee
Doctor and the Medics is a British rock and roll band formed in London in 1981. The group was most successful during the 1980s and is best known for their cover of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Along with many new tracks.
Time & Location
15 Sept 2023, 19:30 – 23:30
Nuneaton, 75 Queens Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5LA, UK
About the event
The Doctor and the Medics lead singer – Clive Jackson, born 7 July 1961 in Knotty Ash, Liverpool – a former London-based DJ, formed the group in 1981 with guitarist Steve McGuire, drummer Vom, also known as Steve Ritchie, bassist Richard Searle and female dancers and singers The Anadin Brothers. The group adopted a look inspired by both 1960s psychedelia and kabuki make-up similar to that of Kiss.
Their first single was "The Druids Are Here" which was released on Whaam Records in 1982.
In 1985, they signed to IRS Records and released "Happy but Twisted", a five track 12" EP including a cover of Hawkwind's "Silver Machine". This reached number 2 on the indie charts. It was followed by "The Miracle of the Age", produced by Andy Partridge of XTC. Around this time the band performed a concert in a television studio in Limehouse, London was recorded for television broadcast, although it was not shown at the time. At this concert the line-up was augmented by Roman Jugg of The Damned on keyboards and second guitar.
In 1986 the band had an international hit with their next single, a cover of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky". The single reached number one in the UK. Their subsequent singles were less successful; "Burn" and "Waterloo" (the latter of which was a cover of the ABBA hit, with Roy Wood on saxophone, backing vocals and in the video). "Burn" reached number 29 in the UK Singles Chart and "Waterloo" reached number 45. The band released their final studio album Instant Heaven, in 1996 on their own 'Madman' record label.
In the early 2000s, the band's current line-up appeared on retro-themed British TV shows such as ITV1's Hit Me Baby One More Time, and a Top of the Pops Christmas special celebrating 50 years of the UK Singles Chart. In June 2006, the band appeared, with a new line-up, on Channel 4's Bring Back One Hit Wonders. Around this time they released an EP called Timewarped. They continue to perform live with new tracks being continuosly added as they move forward.
They are Supported at this performance by JAYLER a young up and coming well known rock n roll band from the Midlands who produce outstanding audience grabbing performances on an exhilarating scale, Laying down awesome covers of well known favorites plus their own up and coming future tracks (not to be missed)
also with MAJOR MINOR a contemporary exhilarating rock covers band from Stratford upon Avon who also produce an awe inspiring set of mass preportions.
If your in to Rock n Roll and Glam Rock then this will be the ultimate Gig to be at!