WHO ARE THEY: The Saw Doctors combine catchy hooks and working-class lyrics with traditional Irish music to produce a sound that is all their own. The band, which released its debut album — “If This is Rock n’ Roll, I Want My Old Job Back” — in 1991, has become one of the most successful Irish rock bands since U2 came storming out of Dublin in the early 1980s. “I Uesta Love Her” became Ireland’s best-selling single of all time. Despite their success abroad, the band didn’t experience a real commercial breakthrough in the United States until their song “Never Mind the Strangers” was featured in a commercial for Harp Lager. In 2011 the Saw Doctors scored a hit with “Downtown,” a cover of the Petula Clark single.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Since emerging from Ireland in the early 1990s, The Saw Doctors have maintained one of the biggest and most loyally rabid fan bases in all of music. Their live performances have made them legendary, and on occasion the band has been known to upstage larger acts at music festivals. The Saw Doctors combine a variety of rock and folk influences to create their sound, but at the end of the day, the sound is all theirs as is their persona. Fans can expect to hear songs from throughout their career as well as tracks from their latest album “The Further Adventures of The Saw Doctors,” such as “Takin’ The Train.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 and $29.50, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box.