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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10th, 2015
LEO MORAN & ANTONY THISTLETHWAITE
Two Members of THE SAW DOCTORS hit the US with their Acoustic Tour
Tellus 360 – The Temple / May 13th / 8:00pm
Ireland’s ever popular band Saw Doctors are renowned for creating party-like atmospheres with their raucous blend of Irish roots rock. Hailing from Tuam, County Galway, the quintet’s principle players notched a string of singles in their native land with “I Useta Lover,” “Bless Me Father,” “N-17” in the late 80’s and have been bringing their energetic live shows stateside for the better part of twenty-five years. In the summer of 2013 they decided to take some well deserved time off.
With The Saw Doctors taking that break from touring the world after 25 years the band’s guitarist, Leo Moran and sax player “Anto” Thistlethwaite have put together an acoustic show that includes different takes on well-known Saw Doctors’ songs, versions of lesser-known and less-played songs, a few from Anthony’s solo-albums and new songs. They launched their duo here in the US in the Fall of 2013.
Now the two musicians and friends will be back in the US this Spring with their acoustic tour once again. Says Leo, “Touring with just the two of us is all new and fresh and challenging and scary and exciting at the same time.” This is the third time they visit the US and due to popular demand, they will be hitting more cities, many which will be for the first time and even The Saw Doctors have not played there! They have released two Cds for the tours, ‘Pushin’ It’ and ‘Flyin’ It’ which have gotten great reviews from the music press. Check out a review of their acoustic tour here: //www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/anto-thistlethwaite-and-leo-moran-flyin-it-in-jersey-228505091-238258981.html
Since their first tour together Leo and Anto have toured parts of Europe and the UK and most recently played in of some of the most remote parts of Russia. On New Year’s Eve 2014 the BBC recorded a live version of Leo Moran’s song and popular Saw Doctor’s hit, ‘Clare Island’, backed by the Scottish group Skipinnish with Anto playing the Sax solo. Check out the video here for an example of what you will see on their tour:
LEO & ANTO on tour at Tellus 360 – The Temple, Lancaster, PA on May 13th at 8:00pm For tickets visit: //www.tellus360.com/gatherings/event/hezekiah-jones/