Scottish folk rock band The Waterboys formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by the Scottish musician Mike Scott.
Few bands have changed as much as The Waterboys. Formed in 1983, on their first three albums Mike Scott sculpted a layered post-punk sound, culminating in 1985’s sky-scraping This is the Sea. Since then the music has never ceased to evolve, from the influential mix of Celtic, gospel, country and rock on the classic Fisherman’s Blues, to the fired-up poetic passion of 2011's An Appointment with Mr Yeats and 2015's acclaimed return to prominence, the rootsy, funky Modern Blues. Their sound bridges the toughness of British/Irish rock and the soulful, funky swagger of the American south.