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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The Celtic folk-rock group the Waterboys was originally made up of a group of British musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and was formed under the direction of Mike Scott, considered one of the greatest singers and songwriters in modern music. The musical history of the group was centered around Scott's quest to explore different genres, from Irish folk music to mainstream guitar rock. One song from the band's second album A Pagan Place, ‘The Big Music,’ was taken as a metaphor for Scott's soul-searching quest, to lose and perhaps find himself in music. As Scott told Neil McCormick in the Daily Telegraph, “Music has a life of its own.” Thus the Waterboys were credited as the inventors of the ‘Big Music’ sound, as Scott termed it, a style of music that combined the Celtic tradition with stirring rock and passionate, poetic lyrics. ~ Musicianguide: the Waterboys ~ retrieved June 11, 2013 © Musicianguide

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