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11th April 2010
All the Waterboys, past and present
by Mike Scott

I'm amused to observe that with the advent of An Appointment With Mr Yeats and its influx of 8 new Waterboys, we've now had more musicians pass through the band than English group The Fall, previously thought to have been the combo with the largest past or present personnel in the world. 51 musicians have performed onstage with The Waterboys as touring members, plus another 20 or so who've guested regularly onstage or appeared on TV as part of the band, etc. Here's the list, with dates showing the span of each individual's combined concert and recording involvement:

Mike Scott 1982-93, 1998-present (no band 1994-7) Vocals, Gtr etc

Anthony Thistlethwaite 1982-90, 1999-2000 Sax, mandolin, bass, keyb’ds....

Kevin Wilkinson 1982-5, 1987, 1999-2000 Drums....

Karl Wallinger 1983-5 Keyboards, backing vocals....

Roddy Lorimer 1983-5, 1987-90, 2006-7 Trumpet ....

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Martyn Swain 1984-5 Bass....

John Caldwell 1984 Lead guitar, first 2 shows....

Eddi Reader 1984 Backing vocals, first 2 shows....

Chris Whitten 1984-5 Drums....

Frank Biddulph 1985 Violin, one show....

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Steve Wickham 1985-90, 2000-present Fiddle, Mandolin....

Marco Sin 1985 Bass ....

Dave Ruffy 1985-6 Drums....

Guy Chambers 1985-6 Keyboards ....

Trevor Hutchinson 1986-91 Bass, Bouzouki....

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Peter McKinney 1986-7 Drums ....

Fran Breen 1987-8 Drums....

Vinnie Kilduff 1987-9 Uillean Pipes, Whistle, Mandolin....

Colin Blakey 1987-90 Flute, Whistle, Bagpipes....

Tomas Mac Eoin 1988-9 Vocals....

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Jay Dee Daugherty 1988-9, 2001 Drums....

Noel Bridgeman 1986-90 Drums....

Sharon Shannon 1989-90, 2004 Accordion, Fiddle....

Ken Blevins 1990-1 Drums....

Tim Sanders 1990 Sax....

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Simon Clarke 1990 Sax....

Richard Naiff 1999-2008 Keyboards, Theremin....

Jeremy Stacey 1999-2000, 2008 Drums....

Livingstone Brown 1999-2000 Bass....

Tom Windriff 2000-1 Drums....

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Gordon Davis 2000 Bass....

John Baggott 2000 Keyboards....

Joe Wadeson 2000-1 Bass....

Ian McNabb 2001-2 Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals....

Ray Fean 2001 Drums....

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Geoff Dugmore 2001-3 Drums, Backing Vocals....

Brad Weissman 2002-3 Bass....

Paul Beavis 2002 Drums....

Carlos Hercules 2003-9 Drums, Backing Vocals....

Steve Walters 2003-6 Bass....

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Mark Smith 2007-9 Bass, Backing Vocals....

Damon Wilson 2007-8 Drums, Backing Vocals....

John McCullough 2009 Keyboards ....

Katie Kim 2009-10 Backing Vocals, Guitar....

Simon Wallace 2009-10 Keyboards....

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Joe Chester 2010 Guitar, Backing Vocals....

Ash Soan 2010 Drums....

Marc “Archie” Arciero 2010 Bass....

Sarah Allen 2010 Flute....

Ruby Ashley 2010 Oboe, Cor Anglais....

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Blaise Margail 2010 Trombone, Backing Vocals....

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PLUS:

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Preston Hayman TV & radio 1983 (drums)....

Norman Rodger TV & recording 1983-4 (bass)....

Adrian Johnston Video, TV, recording 1983-5 (drums, piano)....

Crigg Video 1983 (drums) and guest vocals live 1989....

Sinead O’Connor Guest vocals on several encores 1985-6....

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Lu Edmonds Video & recording 1985 (bass)....

Max Edie Video & recording 1985 (backing vocals)....

Geoff Trott Guest lead guitar on several encores, 1986....

Liam O’Maonlai Guest vocals on several encores + recording 1986-2006....

Charlie Lennon Guest fiddle on many encores + recording, 1988-9....

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Steve Cooney Guest guitar on many encores + recording, 1987-9....

Seamus Begley Guest accordion & vocals on many encores + recording, ....

1989-90....

Diarmaid O’Sullivan Guest vocals on several encores + recording, 1989-90

Chris Bruce TV & recording 1992-3, 2006 (lead guitar)....

Carla Azar TV, video & recording, 1992-3 (drums)....

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Scott Thunes TV & recording, 1992-3 (bass)....

Adam Snyder TV and one song live, 2000 (keyboards)....

Craig Gibsone Guest dijeridu on several encores, 2004-6....

May East Guest Sandawa on several encores, 2004-6....

Martin Herbert Guest lead guitar, one song, several shows 2007....

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