The Saw Doctors will be performing at the Calvin Theater and Performing Arts Center on Saturday March 2. The Calvin Theater and Performing Arts Center is located on 19 King St in Northampton, Massachusetts. Concert starts at 8pm. For ticket prices and other information call 413-586-8686. Here is some information about the Saw Doctors.
'The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band. Formed in 1986 in Tuam, County Galway, they have achieved eighteen hit singles in Ireland, including three number ones. Their first number one, "I Useta Lover," topped the Irish charts for nine consecutive weeks in 1990, and still holds the record for the country's all-time biggest-selling single. Renowned for their live performances, the band has a cult following, especially in Ireland, the UK, and the US. On 15 February 2008, they received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Saw Doctors were formed in 1986 by Leo Moran (formerly a member of defunct Tuam reagge band, Too Much for the White Man), Davy Carton (formerly a songwriter and guitarist with short-lived Tuam band ), and local vocalist Mary O'Connor. The trio got their start playing small gigs in local venues such as Tuam's Imperial Hotel. O'Connor left the group the following year to emigrate to London. Carton and Moran added other musicians, and carried on with the band.
Moran and Carton have been the only constant presences in the Saw Doctors' ever-shifting line-up. Past members have included musical artist, producer and co producer of the bands debut album, John "Turps" Burke 87 to 93; bass player Pearse Doherty; keyboard and accordion player Tony Lambert; keyboard player and guitarist Derek Murray; and drummers Padraig Stevens, John Donnelly, Jimi Higgins, and Fran Breen. The fluidity of the band's line-up in part accounts for the variety of musical influences, including pop, punk, rock and roll, and traditional Irish, that make up the band's signature sound.