Karl Wallinger was a member of The Waterboys for two albums... A Pagan Place and This Is the Sea.
He left The Waterboys to form World Party in 1986.
World Party is a British pop / alternative rock band, which is essentially the solo project of Karl Wallinger. He sings and plays most of the instruments himself, using multitracking to create the studio sound.
Wallinger suffered a brain aneurysm in February 2001. Which left him unable to speak. After a five year recovery proccess he began to tour again in 2006.
Wow! I listened to the 2008 video, and this guy has made a remarkable recovery and comeback.
This is a new artist for me, so I did some reading on Karl. He basically was a one man band for World Party, amazing! I will definitely check more of his work out. I really like the folksy feel to his music