Doctor & The Medics

Friday 13th September Main Stage

Dr and the Medics were created in 1982 at the dawn of the 80’s by The Rev Dr Clive Thomas Jackson just for one show to win a £5 bet. However, one gig to led to another and they soon discovered that their unique blend of Psychedelia, Glam and Punk Rock was finding an ever-increasing audience. So much so that by 1985 The NME named them as “THE live band of the year!”
1985 also saw them top the highly respected Indie Charts, with their “Happy but Twisted” E.P.

The band’s next chart success saw them top the charts in the UK and 28 other countries with “Spirit in The Sky”, their signature tune and the song that they are best known for the World over.
Often seen as One Hit Wonders the band did get to number 22 with their next single “Burn”, however, The Doctor still likes to wear his “One Hit Wonder” badge with pride, making them the only One Hit Wonder to have had 2 hits!

The band have since continued to tour and gig extensively, their current set consists of much loved 80’s covers (All given the unique Medic’s treatment) and Medics’ originals from both the past and present. They are now truly established as favourites on the live scene.

Their new album “The Optimal Mystic” is due out in 2024, with one track “Forever and Ever”, having already topped the Legacy chart in September 2023.
2024 is looking like being another busy year as they set out for their 5 th Decade of Medic mayhem and musical malarky!!
Not bad for a band that formed for a one off gig in 1982! We look forward to entertaining you again soon!!

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