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Update March 2017

Cherry Red Box Set and Live Shows!

"Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors Of Madness" was released by Cherry Red on May 8th (to pretty much universal critical acclaim!) Along with the original three studio albums, the set includes a bunch of extra tracks - demos, rehearsals, outtakes - some of which were not even familiar titles to me!

How great were May's gigs?! Hoping to get a few words up on that score, in the meantime Japan will be treated to a revisit in September, for which the dates are: Friday 1st Shinjuku JAM; Sunday 3rd Sapporo Susukino 810; Tuesday 5th Kyoto Saiin Ooh La La; Wednesday 6th Kyoto Saiin Ooh La La; Thursday 7th Osaka Shinsaibashi Hokage; Saturday 9th Nagoya Tsurumai Bar Ripple; Sunday 10th Hamamatsu Kircher; Monday 11th Shibuya Last Waltz

Vic Reeves digs DOM / Richard Strange on Portobello Radio

High profile endoresement for DOM from Reeves, who says: "If you have never heard the Doctors of Madness, you should. Musically they are the Velvet Underground, New York Dolls with shades of glam, hippie, prog and punk all rolled into one, yet are still totally original. Vastly underrated, they should have been huge. Pure genius".

Richard recently guested on Portobello Radio's Saturday Sessions, and can be heard here.

Remembering Colin 'Stoner' Bentley

It was great sadness that we learned of Colin's passing late last year. In Richard's words:
"RIP Stoner. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. So glad we did one last show together last month. You really were the best, and your contribution to The Doctors was immeasurable and defined our sound. Good night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
The Rest Is Silence"

Lauren Bentley has kindly got in touch and contributed some touching words in memory of her father which can be viewed here. Urban has also forwarded me some words on Colin. I'm hoping to assemble some further testimonials to Stoner over the next months from anyone who'd like to contribute, whether fans or fellow bandmates. Please get in touch if you'd like to contribute.

Richard Strange's site

Keep up with Strange's current activities at richardstrange.com. 'Doctors fans and Strange-ists can 'listen to some music, watch film clips, see my photo galleries, catch up on my news, download any song from my entire catalogue for 50p each, from Doctors of Madness to latest demos. Buy my book, hear me read some excerpts, read a chapter of my new novel, reserve tickets for Cabaret Futura, get on my mailing lists, leave me feedback. It's a one-stop drop-in. kick your shoes off and stay a while. Would be lovely to hear from anyone who feels like dropping me a line'.

More soon!