- "Sweet Dancer" The Waterboys
With a career spanning over 3 decades, Mike Scott is well-known for his radical changes in musical genres and for having what Scott refers to himself, as an "allegedly unorthodox" career.
The Waterboys first formed in 1983 continue to release albums and tour worldwide. Scott emphasizes a continuity between The Waterboys and his solo work, saying that "To me there's no difference between Mike Scott and the Waterboys; they both mean the same thing. They mean myself and whoever are my current travelling musical companions."
Mike has released over 17 albums and is set to release his latest "An Appointment With Mr Yeats" on September 9th 2011. The album; a collection of W.B Yeats poetry set to original music is creating a great deal of press interest worldwide. Having harboured the idea for twenty years, Mike Scott set twenty poems to music in an enterprise that evolved into a show entitled An Appointment With Mr. Yeats . The Waterboys held the world premiere from 15 to 20 March 2010 in Yeats's own theatre, The Abbey Theatre, Dublin. The five-night show quickly sold out, later receiving several rave reviews, The performances boasted an eclectic mix of musicians and arrangements for the poems were varied and experimental. Scott described the arrangements as "psychedelic, intense, kaleidescopic, a mix of rock, folk and faery music" - the delivery of which signals yet another musical shift in the ever mutable world of the Waterboys.