You Am I Performs ‘The Waterboy’ Live at Enmore

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No other band combines rock ‘n’ roll swagger, wry lyricism, and indefatigable melodies like You Am I. Since busting down the doors to the national stage in the mid-’90s, they’ve been responsible for more than their fair share of festival singalongs. 

Back with a new single, The Waterboy, which appears on the upcoming album, The Lives of Others, You Am I hit the Live at Enmore studios with trademark verve. 

Before playing a sold-out show at the Enmore Theatre, the Melbourne quartet dished up a raucous performance of The Waterboy, just the second time they’ve played the track together. 

The Waterboy was Mixed and Recorded by Radi Safi, Dan Shaw and Owen Penglis

You Am I

The quartet has been doing its thing for more than 30 years. Fronted by Tim Rogers, with Davey Lane on guitar, Andy Kent on bass and Rusty Hopkinson behind the kit — it’s was the definitive lineup.

“We’ve played it [The Waterboy] very rarely together,” said Tim Rogers before hitting record. “It feels so good I’m gonna put on my sunglasses.”

Check out the video below:

In support of The Waterboy and The Lives of Others, Rogers and co. will be hitting the road in May. Head over to the You Am I website for all the details.

The Live at Enmore series is made possible with the help of our tech partner Audio-Technica. Here’s a list of the microphones that were used to capture this incredible performance:

Live at Enmore Gear List

For dynamic vocal performances, you need a great dynamic mic. Enter the AE4100.

AE4100

AUDIO-TECHNICA AE4100


The AT4081 is a high-quality ribbon mic that is a perfect stereo pair for drum overheads.

AT 4081

AUDIO-TECHNICA AT4081 


The BP40 is one of the most versatile dynamics in Audio-Technica’s arsenal. This time, it found on the snare. 

BP40

AUDIO-TECHNICA AT-BP40 


Another snare mic, but treated in a different way. The AE2300 is a sensitive hypercardioid dynamic that can capture the snap and sizzle of this drum.

Audio-Technica AE-2300

AUDIO-TECHNICA AE2300 


The ATM230 is a small and easily positionable dynamic that’s perfect for getting up close to the rack and floor toms.

Audio-Technica ATM230

AUDIO-TECHNICA ATM230 


The ATM250 is a hypercardioid dynamic that can take a lot of punishment. It looks like a grenade and it’s just as tough — perfect for capturing the inside of a kick drum.

Audio-Technica ATM250

AUDIO-TECHNICA ATM250