The Saw Doctors to play at Cambridge Junction

PUBLISHED: 13:03 30 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 30 March 2017

The Saw Doctors will appear at the Cambridge Junction

The Saw Doctors will appear at the Cambridge Junction

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The Saw Doctors will be at Cambridge Junction on April 24 as part of a national tour.

Hailing from the West of Ireland, the band will debut new songs from their new album Uber Value as well as playing hits including N17, I Useta Lover, and To Win Just Once, which the band’s songwriters Leo Moran and Davy Carton have just licensed to the Wisconsin State Lottery in the US for a TV ad campaign.

The Saw Doctors were discovered by Mike Scott of The Waterboys on a stormy Wintry Tuesday night in Galway city, plying their trade with more gumption than virtuosity in the back of The Quays Bar. Scott took an unlikely liking to the unlikely bunch of raggedy and fashion-unconscious triers and offered them the support slot on what was, at that time, the most revered up-coming rock and roll tour of the country. Things must’ve somehow pleased the Scot along the way and in Sligo, before the tour was completed, he offered the itinerant songsmiths the six-week Spring tour of Great Britain, starting in February 1989. Padraig’s coy acceptance of the offer came in four words “We’ll pencil it in”.

Loved and revered by their loyal fans, many of whom have been recruited by already fan friends, or friends of friends of fans, if you know what I mean, and often reviled by haughty urban-based media style council as being too rural (Tuam!), painting pictures that the begrudgers believe, from their lofty perspective, don’t exist in the real world, The Saw Doctors continue with a resilience and an effervescent energy and they are looking forward to a new album release and getting back on the road again in the second half of 2016.

7pm. Tickets, £27.50 from 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk

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