Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland, Dublin, Ireland
Years Active: 1983–1996, 2000–present
Genres: Rock, Folk Rock, Celtic Music
The Waterboys are a Celtic folk/rock group that formed in 1983 when vocalist Mike Scott recruited a number of musicians from his native Scotland, Ireland and England. The group dissolved in 1993 after 10 years of touring and releasing music, with Scott going on to pursue a solo career. The Waterboys reformed in 2000, and continue to release albums and tour worldwide. The Waterboys sound is influenced by the rich musical cultures of its members; Irish and Scottish folk lore plays a significant role in how Scott writes his songs. Over the years the band has shifted its musical focus from its early days of folk, to rock, and now a current mix of the two musical genres. Once the band's line-up w...
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