Musical legends The Saw Doctors are to hit the road once more with a date at York’s Grand Opera House on November 27.
The Saw Doctors were formed in 1986 by Leo Moran (formerly a member of defunct Tuam reggae band, Too Much for the White Man), Davy Carton (formerly a songwriter and guitarist with short-lived Tuam punk band Blaze X).
Moran and Carton have been the only constant presences in the Saw Doctors’ ever-shifting line-up.
Past members have included singer, guitarist, and mandolin player John “Turps” Burke; 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.
At present, the Saw Doctors are Leo Moran (vocals, guitar), Davy Carton (vocals, guitar), Kevin Duffy (keyboards), Anthony Thislethwaite (bass guitar, saxphone), and Rickie O’Neill (drums).
Tickets for the show go on sale Friday March 9, 2012 at 10am, Tickets £23 from box office on 0844 871 3024 or book online at ATG Tickets