WILKO JOHNSON ON T.V!
Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, will perform songs on Later With Jools Holland on Tuesday September 27th and Friday September 30th. The BBC 2 television appearance falls in the middle of his current nationwide UK tour. Wilko’s remaining concerts are as follows: Bilston The Robin Thurs 29 Sept London Islington Academy Fri 30 Sept Manchester Academy Sat 1 Oct Nottingham Rescue Rooms Sun 2 Oct Gloucester Guildhall Thurs 6 Oct Falmouth Pavilion Fri 7 Oct Exeter Phoenix Sat 8 Oct Brighton Komedia Sun 9 Oct Wilko is accompanied by Norman Watt-Roy (bass), and Dylan Howe (drums). Special guest is award-winning blues guitarist Ian Siegal. Box Office: 0871 230 1101, www.seetickets.com. In 1971, Wilko first made his name when he formed Dr. Feelgood; a British pub rock band from Canvey Island, Essex. Known for their energetic live shows, their first two albums, Down by the Jetty (1974) and Malpractice (1975), were hugely popular and influential. By 1976, their live album, Stupidity was No.1 in the official UK album chart. By the time Dr. Feelgood released their fourth album, Sneakin’ Suspicion (1977), Johnson left the group and to pursue a solo career, and in 1980 he became a member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads. In 2009, Johnson starred in Julien Temple’s “Oil City Confidential,” an award-winning documentary about Dr. Feelgood, and recently starred in HBO's fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones.”