If you like rock and Celtic folk music, then we recommend listening to the very good band Waterboys. Made up of Irish and Scottish musicians, the punko-celtic influences are particularly present, and it’s a real treat to listen to! Small presentation of this group, rather well known of the Irish scene…
The Waterboys’ band was formed in 1983. With a bunch of friends, Mike Scott, a brilliant musician, decided to found a brand new band that would mix musical genres into a Celtic rock&folk style. The mix works pretty well, and the heavy guitars blend perfectly with the violins, Irish bagpipes and tin whistle. Most of the lyrics and tracks were written by Mike Scott himself, who never stopped imbuing his lyrics with spirituality and literary references. The band was always acclaimed by the critics, and influenced many artists such as the no less famous band U2.
Career-wise, the band experienced some conflicts and mood swings over the years, which led them to a first separation in 1991, much to the regret of their fans. But this break-up was short-lived, and the Waterboys reunited in 2000.
On the members’ side, the Waterboys were a band with an incredible musician turnover. And for good reason! Since 1983, there have been more than 30 musicians in the band over the years. Among the most recurring members, we can nevertheless quote: