Scott Bergman
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Nov
29
Scott Bergman @ private house concert

Venice, California, USA

Venice, California, USA

Aug
05
Scott Bergman @ house concert

Orange County, California, USA

Orange County, California, USA

Jul
23
Scott Bergman @ house concert

San Diego, California, USA

San Diego, California, USA

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With that smoky, crunchy vocal quality reminiscent of David Gray, the resonant, echoing blankets of sound like Coldplay and a laid-back folky pop quality that brings to mind something familiar (just out of reach, on the tip of your tongue but slippery and elusive enough to draw you in deeper), Bergman’s knack for weaving intelligent, moving songs is apparent from the get-go. With surprising agility and relaxed control, his voice floats, lilts and dances within the textures, getting cozy with the harmonies, winking at the easy going grooves. A must for folk pop junkies.


- Tamara Turner, CD Baby


Discography

"Re.covers" (covers album to be released early 2010)
"Re.versions" (live) (2008)
“Ours Is The Time” (2008)
“Maybes Are Fading” (2004)
“From Here” (2001)
“The Theory Of” (2000)
“Instinct On Avenue” (1998)

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Bio

Scott Bergman was born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California. Influenced by his first musical love, The Beatles, as well as such icons as Neal Young, Radiohead, Bob Dylan and David Bowie, Scott Bergman continues to evolve with mysteriously evocative songs of love, hope and observation. His music is contemporary but there is a quirky edginess and fearlessness that can sometimes lack in songs of the mainstream. Players on his most recent studio record include bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen of Nine Inch Nails and Zac Rae (keyboards/arrangement for Fiona Apple/Alanis Morrisette). Bergman possesses rare vocal range yet is down to earth in personality and demeanor. A man who likes to let the music speak but also comes across as a Ben Stilleresque creature who can be at once funny and self deprecating despite his considerable talent. Having played on stages from Holland, London England to Los Angeles, in essence, a balance in both his art and presence which leaves you with a melody or two stuck on your tongue and a provocative lyric lingering in your mind. A former lead singer of a Los Angeles modern rock band called Something Iris, the solo experience started out a bit lonely after a series of showcases for Chris Blackwell and Island Records did not come up roses. The band would eventually break up but this gradually gave way to an enhanced ability and comfort level to communicate with songs that were at once naked in presentation but thick with depth and grace.

Contact (Press, Licensing Opptys, Booking info): Pacific Records. 858 354 0565 or jscottbergman@sbcglobal.net

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Awards:
He placed as a finalist in the 2003 Acoustic Live competition in Los Angeles and has won songwriting awards from The John Lennon Songwriting and Great American Song contests. In addition, in 2004 his work placed as a runner-up in the VH1 sponsored Song Of The Year contest. He also won "Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting Award" in the Great American Song Contest. The song "Wonderful Thing" spent a month in the top 20 most played singles on XM Radio's Station 52: from September through October 2005. In 2009, J Scott Bergman was also one of ten finalists in the Gina911 charity songwriting performance event to aid in the search for missing persons. He is currently working on a 'covers' project with San Diego label Pacific Records.

Musical Genres:

Acoustic
Adult-Alternative
Adult Contemporary
Alternative
Folk
Folk-Rock
Indie
Male Vocalist (Solo)
Modern Folk
Modern Rock
Pop
Pop-Rock
Progressive Folk
Progressive Rock
Rock
Singer-Songwriter

Influences/Similar To:

Nick Drake
Damien Rice
Jeff Buckley
David Gray
Radiohead
Coldplay
Five for Fighting
Aimee Mann
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Bono
Bruce Springsteen
Donovan
Bob Dylan
George Harrison
Michael Penn
Rufus Wainwright
Sarah McLachlan
Beck
Fiona Apple
Tori Amos
Regina Spektor
Chris Cornell
Counting Crows

CD’s available at Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes and at http://www.jscottbergman.com .

Streaming music available on Last.fm, Pandora, iLike, CDBaby, MySpace, and Facebook.