List of Waterboys members

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The Waterboys are a band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and England, with Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Spiddal, New York and Findhorn serving as a base for the group. They have explored a number of different styles, dissolved in 1993 when Scott departed to pursue a solo career and then reformed in 2000. They continue to release albums and tour worldwide. World Party was made up of former Waterboys members.[1]

Over 70 musicians have performed live as a Waterboy.[2][3] Some have spent only a short time with the band, contributing to a single tour or album, while others have been long-term members with significant contributions. 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.[4][5]

Current members[edit]

  • Mike Scott – vocals, guitar, piano (1981–94, 1998–present)
  • Steve Wickham – electric fiddle, mandolin (1985–90, 2001–present)
  • Ralph Salmins – drums (2011–present)
  • Aongus Ralston – bass (2016–present)
  • Jon Green – drums (2017–present)
  • Zeenie Summers – vocals (2017–present)
  • Jess Kavanagh – vocals (2017–present)
  • Bart Walker – guitar (2017–present)[6]


Former members[edit]

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Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Karl Wallinger formed the band, Guy Chambers and Chris Whitten later left The Waterboys to join World Party.
  2. ^ "67 Waterboys (2)". Mike Scott on Twitter. Retrieved 15 April 2013
  3. ^ a b "Past and Present Waterboys". mikescottwaterboys.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013
  4. ^ "The Waterboys: The 13th Floor Interview Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. 13th Floor. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ De Lisle, Tim (8 February 2015) "Event: The Waterboys, Roundhouse, London. Mail on Sunday. London. The article states: "It's a fact. Mike Scott's band must hold the record for the most members over the years: whereas the Fall have had 66, there have been more than 70 Waterboys!"
  6. ^ "New 9-Piece Big Band Line-Up". mikescottwaterboys.com Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  7. ^ a b c Scott (2012) p. 59
  8. ^ Scott (2012) p. 84
  9. ^ a b c d e "Chronology 1978-85". mikescottwaterboys.com/Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  10. ^ Scott (2012) p. 70
  11. ^ a b Scott, Mike (2006) "Fisherman's Blues, Roots and the Celtic Soul Archived 2 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine." [CD liner notes] London: EMI
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h "Chronology 1986-90". mikescottwaterboys.com/Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  13. ^ a b c Scott (2012) p. 294
  14. ^ a b "Releases: Karma To Burn". mikescottwaterboys.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ "7 Days and Nights in Dingle". mikescottwaterboys.com/Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Releases: An Appointment with Mr Yeats". mikescottwaterboys.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  17. ^ a b c "A date with WB Yeats and the Waterboys in New York City". IrishCentral. Retrieved 13 April 2013
  18. ^ Meighan, Nicola (24 December 2014) " 'Journey songs' chart a career spent conquering new ground". Glasgow. The Herald.
  19. ^ "The Waterboys share first track from new album, Modern Blues". Uncut. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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