Formulating his musical identity by playing in and haunting the numerous great bars and music clubs in his hometown Melbourne while drawing inspiration from local acts such as ‘The Teskey Brothers’ and ‘Raised by Eagles’, Scott has been on a mission to create thought provoking songs that lead you down a non-conventional path that extends the boundaries of the pop roots experience.
Every song Scott delivers tells a different story of this journey through an intricate melding of lyric and music. With songs that are filled with melodic soulful vocals combined with strong riff based instrumentation, Scott takes the listener on a fresh and engaging musical adventure.
Scott’s other musical passion is blues music and with his band ’40 Thieves’ recently released an album which has featured in the top 10 of the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts for five months since its debut. Recently, ’40 Thieves’ and their album ‘Time Forgot’, was awarded the ‘Emerging Act for 2017 ‘ by the ‘Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’ in their annual Vic / Tas Blues music awards.
With his debut solo EP ’Into the Sun’, Scott is building a repertoire of thought provoking and catchy pop roots tunes. Recorded and produced by multi ARIA award winner Shane Nicholson at Shane’s ‘Soundhole Studio’, this partnership has provided a sonic soundscape serving to highlight Scott’s songwriting skills and vocal talent.
The first single, ‘Little Minds’, is a driving roots pop tune and modern take on the protest song; raging against the system and exploring how a powerful few can impact others. “The song was born out of my frustration of the continuous news cycle of innocent people suffering in war torn parts of the world and the apparent inaction of the people in power to recognise the root cause of these problems,” says Scott. “The song is both a protest and a call to action”.