Marine gets set for bumper weekend of live music acts

DJ Yoda, Dr Feelgood, Mike Garry, Grace Gillan & Jake Miller, Heavy Stylus, and Elaine Davies are all performing at a weekend of special concerts at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.

Over August 3, 4 and 5 Lyme will play host to one of its biggest ever weekends of live music.

The fun starts on Friday, August 3 with Britain’s best loved R&B band Dr Feelgood. Formed in 1971 on Canvey Island, Essex, they are known for songs such as She Does it Right, Roxette, and Milk and Alcohol, which reached the top ten. Dr Feelgood (pictured above) remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.

Their energetic live performances secured them a following on the seventies London pub rock circuit. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album ‘Stupidity’ that immediately went to the number one position in the UK charts.

Dr Feelgood has also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including ‘Milk and Alcohol’, ‘Roxette’, ‘Back in the Night’, ‘Down at the Doctors’, ‘She Does it Right’, ‘Going Back Home’ and ‘See You Later Alligator’ – which gave the group their first gold record.

The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years in the band, and Steve Walwyn on guitar who has been with the band for 23 years. Vocalist Robert Kane, formerly of the Animals, is the most recent addition, joining in 1999 after the tragic death of Lee Brilleaux.

The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World and enjoy a loyal following at home and abroad.

Dr Feelgood will be supported by Mike Garry and local music duo Grace Gillan and Jake Miller. Mike’s work has been championed by Philip Glass, having worked with him since 2014 at concerts in the USA and Europe.

Doors open 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start and tickets cost £16.50 in advance or £19 on the door with a 10 per cent discount for Theatre Friends.

The legendary DJ Yoda will play a warm-up gig at the Marine Theatre

On Saturday, August 4, the multi-award-winning DJ Yoda will give a special warm-up gig ahead of his appearance at Bestival.

The hip-hop DJ and producer (pictured left) headlines festivals and clubs around the world. Working with classical composers to neuroscientists; brass bands to film directors; Dr Dre to Dame Evelyn Glennie; Banksy to Mark Ronson; BBC Radio 4 to the BFI, he reinvigorates DJing with humorous intent.

Victor Vector and DJ Heavy Stylus supports, with an explosive amalgamation of Jamaican roots, hip hop beats, heavy soul breaks and blaxploitation ghetto-funk.

Tickets cost £15 in advance or £18 on the door with a 10 per cent discount for Theatre Friends.

Sunday, August 5 sees things calm down for a relaxed jazz concert overlooking Lyme Bay. Elaine Davies, star of the Algy Davies Quartet is celebrating the Great American Song Book at the latest in the Marine’s ‘Jazz in the Bar’ series.

Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start and tickets cost £8 in advance or £12 on the door, with a 10 per cent discount for Theatre Friends. Please note, this event is upstairs and there is limited seating.

To book or for full details on all events, visit www.marinetheatre.com

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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