Scott Collins

Scott Collins

 Austin, Texas, USA
SoloAmericanaPop

SXSW Showcasing Artist/ASG Award Winner and founder of Side Show Paradise Records/ ChickenRun Studios with Academy and Grammy Award winning Engineer Chet Himes.

“Scott's songs sound authentic yet very modern, and he delivers them with a sense of urgency. The music has that mixed-up blend of beats and influences that it seems can only happen in Austin. The songs stay with you, and that's a good sign.”
— Terry Lickona, Executive Producer of Austin City Limits, Austin City Limits

Biography

Scott Collins has had the privilege of gracing the most famous stages in the “live music capital of the world”. The Austin based singer-songwriter brings a blend of indie-folk and Americana to the stage. He displays an authentic and emotive element that draws on personal inspiration, and is reflected in his performances, both live and in the studio.

Collins is no amateur to the music scene, having emerged in 2010 with his pet project, the Suicide Pistols to his tight-knit hard rocking outfit, Southbound Drive. Collins has been fortunate to ride the wave of highs and lows and keeps persisting with his passion no matter what hurdles present themselves.

Having worked closely with Grammy nominated producer Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith, it was the single “Marigold” which has generated the most recognition amongst the artists’ body of work to-date. The song was chosen for placement in a series of NASCAR commercials and was selected 2nd in the singer-songwriter category and 3rd in the love songs category at the 2014 Austin Songwriters Group annual symposium.

Having toured the country with his former band this hardworking musician has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many famous industry professionals including Old Crow Medicine Show’s Willie Watson and more recently Possessed By Paul James at his sold out show in Austin. Collins was invited to co-write in Nashville alongside publisher Debbie Throckmorton daughter of legendary country singer songwriter Sonny Throckmorton, Tammy Dodge and Grammy winner Roxie Dean.

Scott Collins has been at the forefront of the local music scene including KUTX 98.9’s ‘Austin Music Minute’ with Laurie Gallardo, performing at the stations notable Studio 1A and showcasing at SXSW in 2015 and again in 2017. After fronting his previous bands, Collins dove back to his roots to focus on his solo project but continues to surround himself with talented musicians once he takes to the stage.

In addition to his songwriting and performing Collins founded Chicken Run Studios in 2015: a publishing company and recording studio designed by Academy Award winning engineer and producer Chet Himes. Having teamed up with Himes for his upcoming record, which is due out soon, Collins has set no boundaries for this next installment but promises it will tell his stories of life, love and the road well-traveled..

Lyrics

Hellraisers

Written By: Scott Collins

Paint the colors in my head from the shapes you see to your canvas bed cause we are all time.
Flood the streets and burn the homes and give your souls to rock and roll cause’ we are all fine.
Hellraisers
We didn’t know that we would make it
Hellraisers
We didn’t know that we would make it out, make it out
Let the colors bleed from the bed to shape a sea we sail off in and we are on time
We’ll take the streets of burning homes they’ll light our way through the flooded roads and all we got now is time
Hellraisers
We didn’t know that we would make it
Hellraisers
We didn’t know that we would make it out, make it out
Hellraisers
We didn’t know that we would make it
Hellraisers
We didn’t know that we would make it out
Make it out (hellraisers)
Make it out (hellraisers)
Make it out (hellraisers)
Make it out

Petticoat

Written By: Scott Collins

Hide the radio throw on your petticoat but leave your heart cause’ daddy copped your style
Only way to go by way the wind blows is with your heart just let it calm for a while
Time to let it go we’re late to the show and everyone is hard up for you now
Kill the radio throw on your petticoat and bless your heart let daddy drive for a while
My friend did you ever get the letters sent of my regrets of all that you could give so…
Lay me down in a right side of hell to break free again
Turn the radio call out the windows cause angels fall when echoes hit just right
Ride the rails slow gotta make it to the next show and bless your heart for all the times you smile
My friend did you ever get the letters sent of my regrets of all that you can give so…
Lay me down in a right side of hell to break free again
And my friend you ever get the letters sent of my regrets of all that you could give
On the right side of hell we’ll have to run to break free again
Hide the radio
Hide the radio
Throw on your petticoat
Hide the radio

Grave Robbers

Written By: Scott Collins

Put your lovin’ before you fly
Put your lovin’ on the line before you fly off too high
You’ve gone overboard and you’re drowning love
Caught up catching up to him for long enough
Laid her burdens in his grave same life at a younger age
Bad blood through tainted rage sold cheap for his remains
Put your lovin’ on the line before you fly off too high
Taken only enough to hold gotta let them grave robbers go
Arms like checkerboards and you’re shakin’ up
Got white knuckle gloves like a hot pin-up
Laid her punches in his name same life with a new refrain
Bad blood through tainted rage sold cheap for better days
Put your lovin on the line before you fly off to high
Taken only enough to hold gotta let them grave robbers go
Put your lovin’ on the line before you fly off too high
Put your lovin’ on the line before you fly off too high

Illegal

Written By: Scott Collins

Half lit cigarette and a day old bride
She’s tattooed regret and down to ride
Her daddy was a boxer and her mama had pride
She was raised by the water she had to sink or fight
She ran to be saved she had to get away in the dead of night
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel illegal
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel illegal
You call us rejects you say we lost sight
Ya we all got regrets don’t let it fuck your life
We’ve payed to be brave but never too late how do you stop once you start to be alive
We payed to be brave but never too late how do you stop once you start to be alive
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel illegal
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel illegal
We shoot for the stars shouldn’t be too hard that’s who we are
Lines from the bars cast shadows on our scars that’s who we are
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel illegal
You make me feel (you make me feel)
You make me feel (you make me feel)
You make me feel illegal

Heartbreak

Written By: Scott Collins

Heartbreak can turn you to stone or ebb and flow love through a shotgun hole
Oh the weight can bring you home or you can sink, sink like a stone
And I love the way you smile when you cry so save me helpless hearts never lie
So save me, so save me
Heartbreak can sell your soul or shelter your mind love, fork in the road
Oh the weight of the world can bring you to hate, but a moment can take life away
And I love the way you smile when you cry so save me helpless hearts never lie
And I love the way you smile when you cry
So save me, so save me
And I love the way you smile when you cry so save me helpless hearts never lie
Oh and I love the way you smile when you cry
So save me, so save me

Marigold

Written By: Scott Collins

*Whistle Intro

Marigold say you want me but you won't let yourself go down
Swinging at the road house barking like an alley dog
I'll marry her in May
Sell the gold raise the mortgage on our homes and let it fall out
Meet you at the road house smilin' like two Cheshire cats
We'll run away to Spain

*Whistle

Candle holds flame will flicker but we both know it won't go out
Runnin' from the road house rollin' dice like melting ice
Our loss will be our gain
Fragile fold waves will crash into the bank but they won't roll out
Lighthouse sold the ships down
Lightin' up a cigarette she's whispering my name

Hold on let me in, oh hold on let me in
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh...let me in

*Whistle

Hold on let me in, Oh hold on let me in
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh...let me in

Marigold say you want me but you won't let yourself go down
Swinging at the road house barking like an alley dog
I'll marry her in May
Sell the gold raise the mortgage on our homes and let it fall out
Meet you at the road house smilin' like two Cheshire cats
We'll run away to Spain

Hold on let me in, Oh hold on let me in
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh...let me in (x3 outro)

Discography

2014 EP "Sleeper" on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sleeper-ep/id803262366

2012 Southbound Drive Album, "Agnes", Scott Collins songwriter and Frontman: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/agnes/id530048128

2011 Self Titled "Scott Collins" EP on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/scott-collins-ep/id797131537

2010 The Suicide Pistols, "Ep", Scott Collins songwriter and Frontman: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ep/id358717808




Set List

Full Discography plus a lot more.  New Scott Collins EP "Sleeper" now available on Itunes.