The Waterboys

The Waterboys

New album « All Souls Hill »

The Waterboys

New album « All Souls Hill »

The Waterboys

New album « All Souls Hill »


The Waterboys

All Souls Hill (Avril 2022)

The Waterboys

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With an indomitable aura, The Waterboys emerged on the music scene in 1983 shaping their legend under the charismatic direction of Mike Scott. With fifteen albums, the British band still resonates today as a timeless symphony, defying convention and leaving an indelible mark on the history of music.

The members of the band, past and present, are mainly Scottish and Irish. The band has traveled and made their home in various cities such as London, Dublin, An Spideal, New York and Findhorn. The band has dabbled in a variety of musical styles during its existence, but most of its music can be described as a mixture of Celtic folk music and rock ‘n’ roll, or folk rock. After ten years of recording and touring, the band broke up in 1993 and Mr. Scott pursued a solo career.

The band reformed in 2000, and resumed albums and concerts. The band’s leader himself emphasized a continuity between The Waterboys and his own work, saying, “To me, there is no difference between Mike Scott and The Waterboys; they both mean the same thing. They are both me and the people who accompany me on my musical tours.”


In the press

"The result is a pleasant album, striking the right balance between, on the one hand, a reflection on the passing of time, the coming of age, the memories of a life that sometimes seems better, and on the other hand, the need not to let down one's guard, and to continue to brandish the banner of the ideals of Rock, even if it is now "classic"."

Benzinemag, 2022

"With "All Souls Hill", Scott ventures into psychedelic territory ("In My Dreams"), tries his hand at trip-hop on "The Southern Moon" without forgetting to add relief and a memorable chorus ("Blackberry Girl") - and signs an ample blues with a slow pace ("Hollywood Blues")."

L'écho, 2022

"Developed by Mike Scott in a more collaborative approach than usual, the new Waterboys lacks neither ardor nor an undeniable respect for musical traditions: it still holds high the banner of Rock'n'Roll in the face of the fickleness of existence."

Benzine d'esence culturelle

"In 1985, with this third album of the Waterboys, the Scotsman Mike Scott, inhabited rock poet, raised his "big music" to the rank of ultimate rock hero. An absolute model of intensity and fervor in a genre that would soon go wrong."


We are thrilled to announce the release of the new and highly anticipated Waterboys double album OUT OF ALL THIS BLUE on BMG Records. Mike Scott says, "Out Of All This Blue always wanted to be a double album, even before I wrote the songs. So I took a leap into the dark and the songs came, first a few then a flood, in colours of pop, funk, soul even a little country and French chanson. And when I selected from them for the album there was only one standard - each song had to be good enough to make it onto a top class single Waterboys album. Listen loud and listen long, and I hope you love it."

Chronique VACARM


  • Mike Scott (Vocals, Guitar, Piano, 1981-94, 1998-present. No Waterboys 1995-7)
  • Steve Wickham (Electric fiddle, mandolin, 1985-90, 2000-present)
  • Ralph Salmins (Drums, 2011-present)
  • Brother Paul (Keyboards, 2013-present)
  • David Hood (Bass, 2013-present)
  • Zach Ernst (Lead Guitar, 2013--present)

Stage references

Festival Fête du Bruit, Landerneau (29) – Festival Rock en seine, St Cloud (92) – Festival du Chant de marin, Paimpol (22) – Le Bataclan , Paris (75) …

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