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Over seventy musicians have performed live as a Waterboy. Scott has been the band's lead vocalist, motivating force, and principal songwriter throughout the group's history, but a number of other musicians are closely identified with the band.
Anthony Thistlethwaite was an original member of the band, and remained a member until when the band broke up, although he also joined a few recording sessions for A Rock in the Weary Land. After Scott and Wickham, Thistlethwaite has more songwriting credits than any other Waterboy.
His saxophone, regularly featured in solos, was one half of the early group's distinctive brass section, but he has also played guitar, keyboards and a number of other instruments for the band.
He pressed to return The Waterboys to a rock music sound after Room to Roambut did not appear on Dream Harderthe result of that decision. He is now a member of The Saw Doctorsand has also released three solo albums. Original member Kevin Wilkinson was the band's drummer from toand continued to play in some studio sessions afterwards. His later appeared on A Rock in the Weary Land. He led the rhythm section of the group during its "Big Music" phase, sometimes without the assistance of any bass guitar.
Scott describes Wilkinson's drumming as "bright and angular, an unusual sound". Karl Wallinger joined the group inshortly after its formation. He left the group two years later, but in that relatively short period made Bring Em All In - Mike Scott - Bring Em All In (Vinyl) contributions to both A Pagan Place and This Is the Sea.
He co-wrote " Don't Bang the Drum ", the environmentalism anthem on the latter album. His keyboards and synthesiser work expanded the group's sound, and he also did some studio work for demo sessions.
Wallinger's World Party project was heavily influenced by his work with The Waterboys. Roddy Lorimer 's participation began incontributing his trumpet playing "on and off"  until He and Thistlethwaite took turns leading the brass section of the band, and Lorimer was also a featured soloist, most famously on "The Whole of the Moon" and "Don't Bang the Drum".
He further contributed backing vocals to the song. His trumpet style is a combination of his classical training with an experimental approach encouraged by Scott. Steve Wickham transformed the group when he joined in ; his interest in folk music directly resulted in the band's change of direction.
His initial involvement with The Waterboys ended in when Scott and Thistlethwaite wanted to return to rock and roll, but Wickham rejoined the group again inand, as ofcontinues to perform with the band. Described by Scott as "the world's greatest rock fiddle player",  he has written more songs for the band than anyone other than Scott, including the group's handful of instrumental recordings.
Richard Naiff first recorded with the band inand joined permanently in As ofhe was a core member, along with Scott and Wickham. He is a classically trained pianist and flautist, and plays keyboards for The Waterboys. Ian McNabb described him as Scott's "find of the century"  and reviewers have described him as "phenomenally talented". Scott has stated that "We've had more members I believe than any other band in rock history" and believes that the nearest challengers are Santana and The Fall.
This eponymously named debut album from The Waterboys was recorded in several studio sessions between December and November Allmusic describes the sound of the album as "part Van Morrison, part U2". It was the first Waterboys record with Karl Wallinger as part of the band and also includes Roddy Lorimer's first trumpet solo for the band on the track "A Pagan Place". Considered by critics to be the finest album of their early rock-oriented sound, described as "epic" and "a defining moment", it was the first Waterboys album to enter the United Kingdom charts, peaking at number Steve Wickham makes his Waterboys recording debut playing violin on 'The Pan Within' and subsequently joined the band, appearing on the video of "The Whole of the Moon".
This Is the Sea is the last album with contributions from Karl Wallinger, who left the group to form his own band, World Party. Fisherman's Blues is a album by The Waterboys.
The album marked a change in the band's sound, with them abandoning their earlier grandiose rock sound for a mixture of traditional Irish music, traditional Scottish music, country music, and rock and roll. Critics were divided on its release with some disappointed at the change Bring Em All In - Mike Scott - Bring Em All In (Vinyl) direction and others ranking it among The Waterboys' best work. The album was the Waterboys' best selling album, reaching a number 13 placing on the U.
Michael Scott is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. He is the founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of rock band The Waterboys. Scott is a vocalist, guitarist and pianist, and has played a large range of other instruments, including the bouzouki, drums, and Hammond organ on his albums.
Scott is also a published writer, having released his autobiography, Adventures of a Waterboyin Room to Roam is an album by The Waterboys; it continued the folk rock sound of 's Fisherman's Bluesbut was less of a commercial success, reaching on the Billboard Top after its release in September Critical response continues to be mixed.
Allmusic describes it both as "not quite as [musically] successful" as Fisherman's Bluesbut also as a "Celtic rock classic". The front and back covers were designed by Simon Fowler based upon photography by Stefano Giovannini Bring Em All In - Mike Scott - Bring Em All In (Vinyl) Sean Jackson.
Too Close to Heaven is a collection of outtakes, alternative versions, and unreleased tracks from The Waterboys' Fisherman's Blues period, released September The album was released as Fisherman's Blues, Part 2 in the United States with five additional tracks in July of that year.
Mike Scott refers to this album as an "unofficial release" or bootleg recording, but praises the recording period as a "classic" period for the Waterboys. Most of the live songs on The Live Adventures It is the only Waterboys album on which member Guy Chambers appears.
Steve Wickham is an Irish musician. He is a long-standing member of The Waterboys. Wickham plays both rock and roll and traditional Irish music, and has developed a rock music technique for violin he calls the "fuzz fiddle".
The song was written by Mike Scott and produced by Rupert Hine. It reached No. The song reached No. A re-issue of the single in saw the song return to the Top 20 in Ireland, reaching No. It is a classic of the band's repertoire and has been consistently played at live shows ever since its release. Written and produced by Mike Scott, the subject of the song has inspired some speculation.
In the United States, the song reached No. It also peaked at No. It was released in by Chrysalis and Capitol US. Wednesday 14 July Thursday 15 July Friday 16 July Saturday 17 July Sunday 18 July Monday 19 July Tuesday 20 July Wednesday 21 July Thursday 22 July Friday 23 July Saturday 24 July Sunday 25 July Monday 26 July Tuesday 27 July Wednesday 28 July Thursday 29 July Friday 30 July Saturday 31 July Sunday 1 August Monday 2 August Tuesday 3 Bring Em All In - Mike Scott - Bring Em All In (Vinyl) Wednesday 4 August Thursday 5 August Friday 6 August Saturday 7 August Sunday 8 August Monday 9 August Tuesday 10 August Wednesday 11 August Thursday 12 August Friday 13 August Saturday 14 August Sunday 15 August Monday 16 August Tuesday 17 August Wednesday 18 August Thursday 19 August Friday 20 August Saturday 21 August Sunday 22 August Monday 23 August Tuesday 24 August Wednesday 25 August Thursday 26 August Friday 27 August Saturday 28 August Sunday 29 August Monday 30 August Tuesday 31 August Wednesday 1 September Thursday 2 September Friday 3 September Saturday 4 September Sunday 5 September Monday 6 September
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