Mike Scott is the funding member, songwriter, guitarist and lead singer of the The Waterboys, who rose to prominence in the ‘80s and ‘90s with critically acclaimed albums such as ‘This is the Sea’ and ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, the former featuring the enduring international hit and Ivor-Novello winning ‘The Whole of the Moon’ which has since been covered by the likes of Prince, U2, The Killers, Fiona Apple, and Frightened Rabbit. ‘Fishermen’s Blues’ is often cited in critics ‘best of…’ charts and is listed in the book ‘100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’.
The band’s 1990 album ‘Room to Roam’ featured the Scott-panned track ‘How Long Will I Love You’ which Ellie Goulding covered and took to #3 in the UK Singles Chart in 2012. Other artists to have covered Scott’s songs include Rod Stewart (‘What Do You Want Me To Do?), Tom Jones (‘Strange Boat’) and Sandie Shaw (‘A Girl Called Johnny’).