The Saw Doctors to Headline Wickham Festival

The Saw Doctors will headline the Wickham Festival in England along with
The Waterboys, Levellers, The Undertones and Sharon Shannon. Tickets
for this exclusive UK Festival appearance by The Saw Doctors on August 5th

The Saw Doctors will celebrate 30 years touring the UK with shows in London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow November/December 2022

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 17th March from:

Celebrating 30 years of touring the UK, The Saw Doctors will play four major concerts in London, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow in November/December this year.

Due to Covid restrictions, these 2022 shows will be the Irish band’s first visit to the UK in five years. Back in 2017 The Saw Doctors played sell out shows at London Shepherd’s Bush, Manchester Apollo and Glasgow Academy as part of a fifteen date UK tour.

“It’s a Blues Brothers moment here in The Saw Doctors camp” says band guitarist Leo Moran.
“To quote John Belushi’s character Jake – ‘We’re putting the band back together’. What a relief it is to go playing live again after two years of Covid restrictions”, Leo added.

Last summer The Saw Doctors scored a surprise chart success when the vinyl release of the band’s debut
album “If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’ landed at No. 3 in the Irish Album Charts. The Saw Doctors debut album, featuring the hit single ‘N17’, was first released in 1991, going straight to No.1 in the Irish Charts.

Starting out playing in Galway pubs, The Saw Doctors were invited to tour with Mike Scott of The Waterboys, spending six weeks on the ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ tour in the UK in 1989. The Saw Doctors went from strength to strength when their second single ‘I Useta Lover’ spent nine weeks at Number One and became Ireland’s best-selling single of all time, outselling U2 and Sinéad O’Connor.

Over the years, The Saw Doctors have built up a reputation as an unmissable live band with sold out tours and an abundance of festival appearances, including Glastonbury & T in the Park. Famed for their unrelenting energy, a Saw Doctors live show is performed with as much passion and fervour today as at their small-town pub gigs 30 years ago.

“If The Saw Doctors could bottle the sort of bonhomie that can make an entire concert hall feel better, they would have the medicine show to end them all”. Paul Sexton, The Times

“The Saw Doctors are one of the great live bands” – Chris Evans

30th Anniversary edition of ‘If This Is Rock and Roll I Want My Old Job Back’

Following the complete sell out of the black vinyl edition and also the green vinyl edition of ‘If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’, The Saw Doctors will release a third pressing of their debut album—this time on a blue vinyl.
For anybody who missed out on the black / green vinyl editions, here is the link to order the blue vinyl edition of ‘If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’.
The blue vinyl package will include a copy of the 20 page booklet that The Saw Doctors have produced to mark the 30th anniversary of the release in May 1991 of  ‘If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’.
There was a big surprise in Irish music circles last month when the vinyl release of The Saw Doctors debut album entered the Irish Charts at No. 3 with the most vinyl sales in one week by a band so far this year. See Hot Press article below.
Big Thanks to everybody who bought the black / green vinyls and helped to put  The Saw Doctors back in the Irish Charts, 30 years after they debuted at No. 1 back in May 1991 with ‘If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’.

Davy Carton’s Playlist


Leo Moran’s Playlist


This video for”I Useta Lover” was recorded in the streets of Galway for the 2007 re-release.”
The video for the #1 smash hit cover version of the Sugababes “About You Now
The lads had great fun in a Green 1972 VW camper van on their way to the Cornbury festival recording the video for “Indian Summer