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The Waterboys Live at Vicar Street

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Water boy fans get ready! The Waterboys will be playing in their hometown from the 4th- 7th of November. The Waterboys will kick of their show in Vicar Street with support from acts such as Freddie Stevenson and The Jimmy Cake.

The band first came together in 1981 when Mike Scott, the singer and songwriter left the band Another Pretty Face and moved to London. He was later joined by multi instrumentalist Anthony Thisletwaite, drummer Kevin Wilkinson, keyboardist Karl Wallinger and trumpeter Roddy Lorimer.

Scott chose to call the band after a line in a song about the ocean, his fascination with water inspiring many of their albums like their 1985 This is the Sea album with The Whole of the Moon song (the moon is said to control the tides of the ocean).

When Wallinger left the band Scott and Thistlewaite moved to Ireland to re-form The Waterboys and were joined by Irish drummer Dave Ruffy, bassist Marco Weissman, fiddler Steve Wickham and keyboardist Guy Chambers.

They came back with another album called Fisherman’s Blues, inspired by Scott’s love for all things spiritual, pagan and ocean folklore. Sadly the band broke up during the 90’s and Scott decided to call on his old friends in 2000 to restart the band. They subsequently released their first single in seven years called Rock in the Weary Land.

The Waterboys released An Appointment with Mr. Yeats in 2012. It consisted of a collection of poems the Irish poet and senator William Butler Yeats wrote. Then, in January of this year, The Waterboys released an album called Modern Blues.

“Modern Blues is a rich, aromatic stew of classic rock and beat poetics, with Scott on a quasi-mystical quest to comprehend his own muse and every band member playing out of their skins” – Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2015.


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