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Update November 2017

Strange solo dates

Richard will be performing solo shows in November at: Hull, Kardomah, 22nd, Manchester, Castle Inn, Oldham Street, 23rd, Derby, Kunst Gallery, 25th, Leicester, Musician 28th, and London, Vout-O-Reenees, 29th

Cherry Red Box Set and Doctors 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 2017's gigs?! Richard and Urban finished off a series of DOM dates across UK and Japan in duo format (with able assistance from Lily Bud) at Soho's House of St Barnabas in early October. Rumours of more to be had next year, I will keep you updated.

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 in November 2014. 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

More soon!