To celebrate 25 years as a group The Saw Doctors have announced details of their best of album 2525 and will also head on tour later this year.

B.B.C. Radio 2’s Chris Evans has called The Saw Doctors, “One of the great live bands” and The Times says of them, “If they could bottle the sort of bonhomie that can make an entire concert hall feel better, The Saw Doctors would have the medicine show to end them all.

Having played over 750 U.K. concerts in the last 25 years, The Saw Doctors will tour this winter as a six piece band with the addition of London singer Lindsey Cleary on backing vocals. Guitarist Leo Moran is looking forward to the upcoming shows and said, “Lindsey will add a completely new dynamic to The Saw Doctors shows, allowing us to do a bunch of different songs that we haven’t played live before. We are also planning a special acoustic session during the concerts to feature singer Davy Carton and Lindsey’s vocals in a stripped down setting.”

The Saw Doctors new Best Of Album, 2525, traces the bands twenty five year career from their ground-breaking debut single, N17, which was produced by Mike Scott of The Waterboys and is currently featured in Chris O’Dowd’s new T.V. series, Moone Boy on Sky One, through to last year’s Irish Christmas Number One, Downtown featuring Petula Clark – the U.K.’s most successful female artist.

Among the twenty five tracks on the new compilation album 2525 which is released on October 25, is the bands infamous song, I Useta Lover, which was recently voted Ireland’s Favourite No. 1 over the last fifty years of chart history, beating off songs by Queen, Michael Jackson, Abba and The Beatles.

The band will be coming to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 1st December.

Tickets for The Saw Doctors are available from The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box-office, online at or by telephone on 0844 8110051.  Tickets for the performance are now on sale and are priced at £21.50.

Ian D. Hall