The Waterboys

The Waterboys have a special bond with Greek audiences. This year, they are bringing their melodies and lyricism to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for the first time. The Waterboys were formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by Scottish musician Mike Scott. Their history is inseparable from Scott’s musical career, as he is the heart and soul of the group. Using rock’n’roll as a starting point, their early music is noted for its epic, ambitious compositions (the term big music was coined especially for them).

In 1985, “The Whole of the Moon” was released, eventually becoming the signature song of the band and covered by a host of artists, from Prince and U2 to The Killers and Rod Stewart. In addition to big music, Scott, a folklore legend enthusiast, has taken the Waterboys down more folk music paths, inspired by Celtic tradition and Greek mythology, with Pan, in particular, being his favourite mythical figure. From 1983 to this day, the Waterboys have released 15 albums in total and have never stopped evolving.