Maryland native and bassist Eric Scott realized long ago that being the absolute best musician he could possibly be was going to require three very important things...honesty, persistence and fearlessness. Growing up a bi-racial child in Washington, DC with an incarcerated father and a mother working several jobs to support her three kids...his childhood was difficult. Forced to grow up early and to fend for himself, Eric found a savior in music. Music was plentiful in the Scott household, and Scott immersed himself in everything from Marvin Gaye, Motown, Les McCann, Otis Redding, and Dave Brubeck to Elton John, ELO, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, The Carpenters, and Hall & Oates...and everything in between. Little did he know that these influences would become lifelong musical and spiritual companions.
As a young man cutting his teeth in rock clubs around the mid-atlantic region, life was a whirlwind of travel and celebration, followed by thudding crashes and indifference, and eventually substance abuse. Forced once again to grow up, Scott did just that...and once again, music was there to save him.
As the fog lifted and the dust settled...a career musician was born.
From 1994 to the present, Scott has toured the States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands...sharing the stage with many notable artists. Eager to tell his story with the clarity and honesty of a singer/songwriter, and to deliver the message with the passion of a soul singer, Scott has developed a musical style all his own. Eric's influences have all come together to span 3 CD releases...culminating in a soul/pop sound that tells stories of life, love, struggle, the world we live in, and hope. Years of touring have refined an act that knows that top musicianship, honesty, humor, and the willingness to entertain will earn the respect of any audience...every time.
Whether it be songwriting, telling a story, performing, or getting a gig...Scott is persistent and fearless and always honest. Experience has taught him to be himself musically, because an audience can tell the difference. Whether performing as an acoustic duo or a 5-piece band, Scott brings it every night...and he would love to bring his musical message to you.
Eric Scott- Vocals, Bass
John Thomakos- Drums, BGvox
Mike Stacey- Guitar
Bennett Scher- Guitar
Brian Simms- Keyboards, BGVox
Mark St. Pierre - percussion
Also performs as an acoustic duo.
Divine Static (1999) - Song "Life of the Party" is featured in the Season 1 DVD release of TV show "WKRP In Cincinnati." Song "More Than A Little" is featured on Cinemax TV show "Co-Ed Sophmores."
Let's Hear It For The Fools (2002) - Song "Starting Today" is featured in the WB TV show "Felicity."
Red (2007) - Released August 10, 2007.
Song "My Heart Belongs To You" featured in 2009 Starz Network movie "Table For Three."
The Washington Post 2008
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"After listening to Red...it's hard to say what stands out more: his engaging pop-soul appeal, his e..."After listening to Red...it's hard to say what stands out more: his engaging pop-soul appeal, his eagerness to speak his mind, or his spiritual resolve...intimate and focused..."
The Washington Post 2002
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"..whip smart...hard to resist...clearly the work of a pop artist talented and resourceful enough to..."..whip smart...hard to resist...clearly the work of a pop artist talented and resourceful enough to stand on his own."
Chesapeake Music Guide 2007
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"If you're looking for an album full of intelligent, incredibly catchy, soulfully funky pop songs, y..."If you're looking for an album full of intelligent, incredibly catchy, soulfully funky pop songs, you need look no further than Red."
Music Monthly Magazine 2007
"...one phenomenal collection of tunes...Red is just enormously listenable...enjoy!"
XM Unsigned Satellite Radio
"Music with passion, inspiration and intelligent lyrics...good stuff!"
WRQX 107.3 FM Washington, DC
"VERY impressive effort! Nice production...great lyrics...a very enjoyable experience. Well done."
WRNR 103.1 FM Annapolis, MD
"I love it...beautiful music."
Music Monthly Magazine 2002
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"...the first tune, Chasing the Sun, jumped off the CD player...I immediately thought I was listenin..."...the first tune, Chasing the Sun, jumped off the CD player...I immediately thought I was listening to the radio and hearing a new hit...one of the best engineered and produced CD's I've ever heard...I urge you to run to your record store and enjoy it."
Set list will feature songs from Eric's 3 CD releases, and range from 30 to 90 minutes in length. Also performs some choice covers.
Songs from RED include:
Welcome to My Day
These Are The Craziest of Times
Leave Me Alone Today
Outside My Window
She Moved Away
I'm Into You
Freedom In The Word
Lay It On The Cross
Songs from FOOLS include:
Chasin' The Sun
This Could Be
Have You Seen Marie?
I Can't Help The Way I Feel
I've Only Begun To Love You
Songs from DIVINE STATIC include:
Walkin' Right Next To You
Life Of The Party
It's All About The Money
If I Fell In Love
Power Of A Woman
More Than A Little
Soul, rock, and pop songs that are near and dear to my heart. Artist's covered include John Mayer, Ben Harper, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, and Dave Matthews. Songs that make folks smile and get butts moving!
There are no upcoming dates at this time.