Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Karl Wallinger
Singer ~ Songwriter
Waterboys ~ World Party
birth name: Karl Edmond De Vere Wallinger

Karl Wallinger

October 19, 1957, Wales, England

A Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for leading the band World Party and for his mid-1980s stint in The Waterboys. […] Wallinger is a multi-instrumentalist, enabling him to demo and record the bulk of World Party material as a one-man band. ~ Wikipedia: Karl Wallinger ~ retrieved October 18, 2013 © Wikipedia

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Waterboys

Led by the literate singer/songwriter Mike Scott, the group's sole constant member, the mercurial Waterboys formed in London in 1981. […] Scott first became involved in music as the creator of the fanzine Jungleland and later played in a series of local punk outfits. After college, where he studied English and philosophy, Scott and his band, Another Pretty Face, moved to London; following the group's breakup, he formed the Waterboys, so named after a line in the Lou Reed song ‘The Kids’ but wholly appropriate given Scott's recurring lyrical fascination with sea imagery. ~ Allmusic: the Waterboys ~ retrieved December 7, 2013 © Allmusic



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