The Saw Doctors Are Back!
aaamusic | On 07, Jun 2011
The Saw Doctors are a group of songwriting musicians from the West of Ireland, hell-bent on celebrating, observing, recording and sometimes poking fun at their own locality, accent and idiomatic use of language whilst dressing their songs up in their favourite sounds and styles from their years of musical fandom.
Formed in Tuam, Co. Galway, really a small market town but in fact a tiny city of two cathedrals, in the late 1980’s, The Saw Doctors were discovered by Mike Scott of The Waterboys on a stormy Wintry Tuesday night in Galway city, plying their trade in the back of The Quays Bar,
This outfit has developed over the years into, what many believe, is as good, if not better, than any before; Their 7th Studio Album‘The Further Adventures Of The Saw Doctors’ is probably their most consistent collection of songs to date.
Leo tells the story of the song “Indian Summer”2010 had been a terrible Summer in Ireland, a dreary dark and damp season, all through June, July and August; not completely unusual in our part of the world. We were scheduled to play at a festival in the Atlantic coastal village of Kilkee in County Clare. ‘Cois Farraige’ (Beside the sea) and wrote a song to commemorate the romanticism of traveling down the spectacularly beautiful West Coast of Clare for what turned out to be the finest weekend of the year
Just back from touring Australia and an eighteen-date coast-to-coast tour of the US, the band continues with a resilience and an effervescent energy with a collage of festivals & shows for the Summer of 2011, including Scotland’s T in the Park, Combury Festival in Oxfordshire and an appearance at the twentieth anniversary of the legendary London Flead with Bob Dylan .and Windsor Racecourse on the 11th July.
Davy Carton: Vocals, Guitar
Leo Moran: Guitars, Vocals
Anthony Thistlethwaite: Bass Guitar, Saxophone
Kevin Duffy: Keyboards, Vocals
Éimhín Cradock: Drums, Vocals
“They just have this connection with an audience that you rarely see, one minute they are roaring laughing and the next minute they have tears in their eyes.
“There is no finer live gig moment than when a full capacity venue participates in spontaneous yet simultaneous, choreographed dance. Wonderful”.
Australian Live Review from Fasterlouder.com
“The most popular act of the festival was hard-driving Irish band the Saw Doctors”
. Port Fairy Folk Festival review in the “Melbourne Age”
The Saw Doctors are one of Ireland’s most popular and authentic pop/rock bands having recently been invited to meet and chat with Barack and Michelle Obama on their recent visit to Dublin.