THE WATERBOYS will play their first ever concert in Victoria at the University of Victoria’s FARQUHAR AUDITORIUM on MAY 20, 2015.
Rows: A-O and R ($68)
Rows: P-Q and S-V ($62)
Rows: W-X ($58)
(includes service charges and GST)
The WATERBOYS were formed in 1983 by singer/songwriter Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, Ireland and England.
The band have explored a number of different styles over the years - depending on the era and composition of the band at the time. Ultimately, the band is known as a hybrid of indie rock and folk with occasional blues and Celtic influences.
The early WATERBOYS sound was dubbed "The Big Music" after a song on their second album, A Pagan Place. This style was described by Scott as "a metaphor for seeing God's signature in the world.” It either influenced or was used to describe a number of other bands at the time, including U2, Simple Minds, and Big Country. In the late 1980s the band became significantly more folk influenced.
The WATERBOYS have gone through three distinct phases. Their early years, or "Big Music" period was followed by a folk music period which was characterised by an emphasis on touring over album production and by a large band membership, leading to the description of the group as a "Raggle Taggle band”. After a brief return to the "Big Music" for one tour and the release of the Dream Harder album -the band dissolved until its rebirth in 2000. In the years since, the band has revisited both rock and folk music, and continues to tour and release studio albums.
In October 2014, the band announced a new album Modern Blues, which will be released on April 7th in North America. The album was recorded in Nashville, and produced by Mike Scott and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. The line up includes Paul Brown, David Hood, Ralph Salmins, Zach Ernst, and Steve Wickham. The first single from the Modern Blues album is 'November Tale’
“November Tale” (Official Video) http://youtu.be/YN-EmQ4Aa6Y
“Destinies Entwined” (Lyric Video) http://youtu.be/7_4EhpohXNQ
THE WATERBOYS Current/Official Band Roster For Upcoming Album’s Release of ‘Modern Blues’
Mike Scott – Sensational Vocalist/Guitarist/Pianist/Songwriter (1983 – To Present)
Steve Wickham – Extraordinary Fiddler/Mandolin (1985-90, 2000 – To Present)
Ralph Salmins – Drums (2011 – To Present)
David Hood – Bass (2015)
‘Brother Paul’ – Keyboardist (2015)
Zach Ernst – Lead Guitarist (2015)
Official Facebook Page of THE WATERBOYS: https://www.facebook.com/TheWaterboysOfficial
Official web site of THE WATERBOYS: www.mikescottwaterboys.com