The Waterboys, fronted by Mike Scott, were very successful in the eighties with big hits like ‘The Whole of the Moon’ and ‘Fisherman’s Blues’. Rock & roll, punk, soul and Celtic music are important cornerstones of their sound; and the Scottish and Irish band manages to reinvent itself time and time again. In recent years they added genres like country, R&B, hip-hop and soul to the mix.
They were massively successful with hits like ‘The Whole of the Moon’ and ‘Fisherman’s Blues’. Acts like Prince, The Killers, U2 and The War on Drugs all released their own cover versions of the classic ‘The Whole of the Moon’. Rock & roll, punk, soul and Celtic music are important cornerstones of their sound. After these successes the band broke up in 1993, only to come back in 2000. They started releasing new albums and went back to touring.
In 2022 the album “All Souls Hill” came out, which is a perfect demonstration of the band’s skills. On their third album in only three years, the band uses loops and electronic rhythms to reinvent their sound once more.