The Waterboys, led by mercurial Scottish singer/guitarist Mike Scott, are one of the finest bands of the last fifty years, honing their sound into a formidable synthesis of rock’n’roll, soul, gospel, roots and pop, potent on record, explosive on stage. Their classic albums include This Is The Sea and Fisherman’s Blues and since 2011’s An Appointment With Mr. Yeats, in which they turned the work of Ireland’s national poet into a collection of powerful contemporary rock, they have delivered a run of on-fire albums that shows no sign of diminishing anytime soon.