The Saw Doctors will be performing at the Calvin Theatre. The Calvin Theatre is located in Northampton, Massachusetts. The concert is on Sunday March 11 and it starts at 8pm. For ticket prices or more information call 413-586-8686. Here is some information about the Saw Doctors.
‘The Saw Doctorsare an Irish rock band. Formed in 1986 in Tuam, County Galway, they have achieved eighteen Top 30 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 United Kingdom, and the United States. On 15 February 2008, they received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards
The Saw Doctors rose to gain national attention during 1987 and 1988 as they toured in support of popular Irish bands such as the Hothouse Flowers and The Stunning. They also proved to be a success when they played at the 1988 Galway Arts Festival. In the spring of 1988, when The Saw Doctors were playing a six-week residency at the Quays Bar in Galway, their live show attracted the attention of The Waterboys, who were then recording their Fisherman’s Bluesalbum in nearby Spiddal. Pub sessions and budding friendships among the two groups would prove fruitful for the Saw Doctors’ future, and would see eventual crossovers between the two groups. The band’s current bass player, Anthony Thistlethwaite, and former drummer, Fran Breen, have both been members of The Waterboys.
Although the Saw Doctors have released only seven studio albums over their two-decade career, their live shows have brought them international renown. In 2004, the band recorded its show before a crowd at the Black Box Theatre, Galway, and released a live audio CD and a concert DVD, both titled Live in Galway. The DVD also contained a 50-minute documentary, “A Different Kind of World,” following the Saw Doctors around their favourite locales in the West of Ireland (including a trip to Clare Island) and showing them on tour in Brooklyn, New York. A follow-up live album, New Year’s Day,again featured the band in the Black Box Theatre, this time on New Year’s Day 2005. The band donated profits from this album to victims of 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
The band performed three songs at Celtic Park, Glasgow on 21 November 2006 before Celtic F.C.’s UEFA Champions League match with Manchester United F.C..’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Saw_Doctors