Anthony Thistlethwaite was an original member of the band, and remained a member until when the band broke up, although he also joined a few recording sessions for A Rock in the Weary Land.
After Scott and Wickham, Thistlethwaite has more songwriting credits than any other Waterboy. His saxophone, regularly featured in solos, was one half of the early group's distinctive brass section, but he has also played guitar, keyboards and a number of other instruments for the band.
He pressed to return The Waterboys to a rock music sound after Room to Roam , but did not appear on Dream Harder , the result of that decision. He is now a member of The Saw Doctors , and has also released three solo albums. Original member Kevin Wilkinson was the band's drummer from —, and continued to play in some studio sessions afterwards. His later appeared on A Rock in the Weary Land.
He led the rhythm section of the group during its "Big Music" phase, sometimes without the assistance of any bass guitar. Scott describes Wilkinson's drumming as "bright and angular, an unusual sound". Karl Wallinger joined the group in , shortly after its formation. He left the group two years later, but in that relatively short period made important contributions to both A Pagan Place and This Is the Sea. He co-wrote " Don't Bang the Drum ", the environmentalism anthem on the latter album.
His keyboards and synthesiser work expanded the group's sound, and he also did some studio work for demo sessions. Wallinger's World Party project was heavily influenced by his work with The Waterboys.
Roddy Lorimer 's participation began in , contributing his trumpet playing "on and off"  until He and Thistlethwaite took turns leading the brass section of the band, and Lorimer was also a featured soloist, most famously on "The Whole of the Moon" and "Don't Bang the Drum".
He further contributed backing vocals to the song. His trumpet style is a combination of his classical training with an experimental approach encouraged by Scott. Steve Wickham transformed the group when he joined in ; his interest in folk music directly resulted in the band's change of direction. His initial involvement with The Waterboys ended in when Scott and Thistlethwaite wanted to return to rock and roll, but Wickham rejoined the group again in , and, as of , continues to perform with the band.
Described by Scott as "the world's greatest rock fiddle player",  he has written more songs for the band than anyone other than Scott, including the group's handful of instrumental recordings.
Richard Naiff first recorded with the band in , and joined permanently in As of , he was a core member, along with Scott and Wickham. He is a classically trained pianist and flautist, and plays keyboards for The Waterboys. Ian McNabb described him as Scott's "find of the century"  and reviewers have described him as "phenomenally talented".
Scott has stated that "We've had more members I believe than any other band in rock history" and believes that the nearest challengers are Santana and The Fall.
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Mike Scott. One used the word Garbage to describe the album and the other too cool for school downsizing the impact this album has over a lot of great people.
Room to Roam is better than Dream Harder in my opinion. Dream Harder has some awesome songs the new life! How I been wishing The Waterboys release one more album with the kind of music to be found in Room to Roam. I'm starting to colour it in.. Really I could go on song by song but I do admit it is not a perfect album in every sense of the word. Yes, songs in this album are short and sweet and all the great and melodic instrumentation side of the Waterboys is displayed in this album.
If anything, this is a very cheerful album and one you can play and play. I just love it and would urge Mike Scott to seriously make a sequence to this album but I have noticed that after releasing Room to Roam Mike kind of lost the touch and went heavy with electric guitars and left behind that country sound from his neck of the woods.
Room to Roam with its short and sweet songs how about a Life of Sundays! Awesome record. I enjoyed the upbeat music and interesting background music. A good listen for anyone who enjoys British folk style music. Honest dealer and fast.
These is an amazon book. The fabulous "Waterboys"!!! If you are a fan, this is for you. Poignant lyrics, fabulous instrumentations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This Is the Sea. Retrieved The Waterboys. CCDThe Waterboys' departure from the self-described "big music" of the early to mid-'80s into the more pastoral Celtic folk-rock landscapes of Fisherman's Blues frustrated many longtime fans who thought that the group belonged in the same arenas as contemporaries like U2 or the Alarm, but it also brought in a new set of listeners who were looking for a young Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span.