- 30 Apr 18
Welsh-born musician, Tony Lambert, known for playing with the Galway icons The Saw Doctors has passed away in Thailand.
Lambert, an accordion and keyboard player, passed away in Thailand, where he has lived for over two decades, following a prolonged stay in hospital.
The Saw Doctors announced the news on their facebook page, writing, "Tony was a virtuoso musician on many instruments. He could play with great feel and hit so many right notes, as few or as many as were appropriate and he also had the expertise to squeeze every classic electric and mechanical trick out of the Hammond organ and its accompanying twirling Leslie speaker. His presence added warm, deep and dynamic textures to the songs of The Saw Doctors.
In 1993 he won the Irish lotto and not long after moved to Thailand, never again having to wait for a late-arriving minibus to shake him on bad roads to some end of the country or other.
It is with deep sadness we learn of Tony’s passing today, a truly magnificent man of music."
Lambert won the Irish lotto in 1993, and moved to Thailand where he had resided ever since.