A must in everyones playlist is The Saw Doctors. They are an Irish institution and one year is becoming hard to sustain for modern bands trying their hand in the music business nowadays, so it is that little bit more impressive to know that in the past 20 years The Saw Doctors have emerged as the most successful Irish rock band since U2.
With a list of Chart success on numerous songs over the years such as well known favourites: “N17”, “I Useta Lover”, and more recently a cover of SUGABABES “About You Now”, (note that The Sugababes’ original version of About You Now stalled at No. 2 in the Irish Chart while The Saw Doctors reached No. 1!) plus many more, have helped The Saw Doctors maintain their defiant musical stance on the scene.
Ireland’s Critically acclaimed Saw Doctors have blazed back phoenix-like, to their rightful place as the nation’s most-loved band. Vastly accredited for their storming exuberant live shows, their substantial phalanx of hardcore fans on both sides of the Atlantic has never wavered in support.
For many artists a Lifetime Achievement Award comes towards the end of a long and acclaimed career but for The Saw Doctors, it came at the start of their second sprint to the top – just three days after their momentous appearance on the Podge And Rodge Show on RTE television (2008), they were awarded a LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN THE METEOR AWARDS. “I suppose we’re a bit like an old dress,” says Leo Moran with a wry philosophical smile. “If you keep it long enough, it’s bound to come back into fashion.”
The eagerly anticipated release of their first album in almost 5 years: The Further Adventures, heralds The Saw Doctors defiant stance on the music scene. With the guitar driven, custom made for radio, POP/ROCK single TAKIN’ THE TRAIN, along with standard classically written songs such as Be Yourself, the album boasts a new sound from an evolving band. The current lineup features: Leo Moran (vocals, guitar), Davy Carton (vocals, guitar), Kevin Duffy (keyboards), Anthony Thistlethwaite (bass guitar, saxophone), and new drummer and co writer Eímhín Cradock (drums + vocals).
2011 and here is a band withstanding the odds of the current music age, who still know how to recreate and procreate the tunes that put them were they are now = part of Irelands elite, well-known and most loved bands of the past two decades. And they are only getting warmed up for round three!
The band have also annouced a Dublin date in the Olympia in April – full details see below.
Saturday April 2, 2011
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