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The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band from Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. The band was formed in 1986 and has since achieved eighteen Top 30 singles in Ireland. They also have three number ones, including their first hit single, "I Useta Lover," which topped the charts for nine straight w... More
The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band from Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. The band was formed in 1986 and has since achieved eighteen Top 30 singles in Ireland. They also have three number ones, including their first hit single, "I Useta Lover," which topped the charts for nine straight weeks in 1990. The band has formed a cult following in Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S. They received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards. Their current members include Leo Moran, Davy Carton, Kevin Duffy, Anthony Thistlethwaite and Rickie O'Niell.
The band was formed in 1986 and got its start playing in small gigs and local venues. The only two constant members in the band since the beginning have been Moran and Carton. The Saw Doctors finally rose to gain national attention in 1987 and 1988 when they toured in support of popular Irish bands such as The Stunning, Hothouse Flowers and The Waterboys. They also played at the 1988 Galway Arts Festival. Their debut album, "If This Is Rock and Roll, I Want My Old Job Back," was released in 1991 and entered the Irish albums chart at No. 1. Their second album, "All The Way From Tuam," was released in 1992 and included their second number one hit, "Hay Wrap." The Saw Doctors have released a total of sixteen albums since then, including life concert recordings and compilations. Their next compilation is called 25:25 and will be "The Best of The Saw Doctors Volume II." It has an expected release date of November 16, 2012. The Saw Doctors will also be coming to perform at Boston's House of Blues on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7PM.
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