Michael 'Mike' Scott (born 14 December 1958 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is the founding member, lead singer and chief songwriter of rock band The Waterboys. He has also produced two solo albums, Bring 'em All In and Still Burning. Scott is a vocalist, guitarist and pianist, and has played a large range of other instruments, including the bouzouki, drums, and hammond organ on his albums. Having begun a musical career in the 1970s which has continued to this day, Scott has been described as a "madman or genius, depending on your point of view" by Peter Anderson in Record Collector magazine and is well known for his radical changes in music genres throughout what Scott refers to as his "allegedly unorthodox" career. Scott is divorced (from ex-wife Irene Keogh) and is currently remarried and living in Dublin, Ireland, when not touring with The Waterboys.