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Scottie Gage

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Scottie Gage-NYC Based Singer"

Scottie Gage - NYC Based Singer
By David Rabadi

New York City is know for it's flood of talent. As I prepare for another night out on the town to my surprise I had the pleasure of finding a voice to reckon with, Scottie Gage.

Scottie Gage was the head liner of the night at " The Grand " club one of New York City's hottest clubs located in midtown. While debuting his newest single, " Waterslide" he charmed the crowd with his catchy lyrics and had me dancing the night away to his harmonic tunes.


Now all you readers can find out how this hot new emerging artist got his start.

DR
How old were you when you realized you had a voice?

SG
I think it was when I was five. My family lived on Cape Cod at the time and we always went to this ice cream shop off of the highway called " The Busted Shutter". We went one night and my uncle noticed I was murmuring the song " Tomorrow" from the movie musical Annie to myself as I ate my ice cream. Next thing you know he picks me up and stands me on our table asking me to sing it out loud to everyone. I start out singing quietly but as more and more people noticed I gained more and more confidence. Next thing you know I'm belting out the tune and finish off the song on one knee with my arms stretched out to each side. Hilarious!

DR
What went through your mind after you discovered you can sing?

SG
Where can I perform?!?!

DR
Were you one of those kids that sang all the time and wanted everyone to know you had talent?

SG
I pretty much kept it to where it was appropriate; church, school choir, the shower. I'm a big believer that people who are insecure about themselves need to show off to make sure everyone around them knows that they're talented. It's been my experience that the person who makes the most noise about how great they are at something usually don't have the goods to back up all the talk. Ever watch American Idol?

DR
Do you come from a musical family?

SG
My Dad used to play clarinet and we'd go watch him perform summer concert series with the orchestra he played in, that was always fun. Basically my parents made sure my sisters and I were always doing something creative.

DR
I'm aware you write your own lyrics and poetry, were you writing before you knew you can sing or after?

SG
I started writing in high school, after I started singing. If you could call it writing, it's really corny and dramatic. I keep everything I write so every once in a blue moon I'll look back at it and laugh at the very serious person I thought I was. I read it now and I'm like "I didn't really write this, did I?" High School angst, cafeteria drama, gym teacher crushes. I can't knock it too badly, it's the person I was at 15 and 16.

DR
What inspired you to write?

SG
Life, relationships. When I was younger I just wrote to clear things out of my head, it didn't really have a particular rhyme of reason to it. I just wrote my thoughts down on paper. It was kind of like being in therapy, without me knowing it. Now, it has a definite structure to it. If I know I have an idea for a song I'll just start writing ideas about what I want I want the song to say. From there I use tools I've learned along the way to get me where I want to be when the song is finished.

DR
While writing, has it ever occurred that you may become more lyrically expressive in a time when you were depressed as opposed to when when your sprits were lifted, or vice versa?

SG
All my best stuff comes to me when I'm in a dark place or I've hit a rough patch in my life. I don't write about falling in love or butterflies landing on ice cream cones, it's just not my style. I tend to write about cheating and infidelity or the love you thought you were in crumbling before your eyes and there is nothing you can do but watch it. That may change in a month, a year from now. It's funny because people have said to me "Wow, you must have really gone through the ringer in your past relationships", and I really haven't. I tend to write about my friend's experiences or stuff I make up.

DR
How do you feel when performing on stage?

SG
I've gotten better about performing in general. I'm enjoying it much more now than I did when I first started performing my own stuff. I used to stress out if my vocal performance wasn't spot on. Now I brush it off my shoulder and keep going, it actually makes a better live performance. I used to second guess myself, but now I just go for it and if people like it, great. If not, oh well.

DR
Have you ever experienced stage fright and if so, what have you done to ease it?

SG
I say to myself that no one is going to end up dead if I mess up. That pretty much makes me feel better.

DR
Have you ever experienced while performing on stage, hitting all the right notes and looking out into the crowd and it's a sea of blank faces? How does that make you feel?

SG
It happens to everyone, I tell myself that the audience must have been mesmerized - Splash Magazine


"Scottie Gage-NYC Based Singer"

Scottie Gage - NYC Based Singer
By David Rabadi

New York City is know for it's flood of talent. As I prepare for another night out on the town to my surprise I had the pleasure of finding a voice to reckon with, Scottie Gage.

Scottie Gage was the head liner of the night at " The Grand " club one of New York City's hottest clubs located in midtown. While debuting his newest single, " Waterslide" he charmed the crowd with his catchy lyrics and had me dancing the night away to his harmonic tunes.


Now all you readers can find out how this hot new emerging artist got his start.

DR
How old were you when you realized you had a voice?

SG
I think it was when I was five. My family lived on Cape Cod at the time and we always went to this ice cream shop off of the highway called " The Busted Shutter". We went one night and my uncle noticed I was murmuring the song " Tomorrow" from the movie musical Annie to myself as I ate my ice cream. Next thing you know he picks me up and stands me on our table asking me to sing it out loud to everyone. I start out singing quietly but as more and more people noticed I gained more and more confidence. Next thing you know I'm belting out the tune and finish off the song on one knee with my arms stretched out to each side. Hilarious!

DR
What went through your mind after you discovered you can sing?

SG
Where can I perform?!?!

DR
Were you one of those kids that sang all the time and wanted everyone to know you had talent?

SG
I pretty much kept it to where it was appropriate; church, school choir, the shower. I'm a big believer that people who are insecure about themselves need to show off to make sure everyone around them knows that they're talented. It's been my experience that the person who makes the most noise about how great they are at something usually don't have the goods to back up all the talk. Ever watch American Idol?

DR
Do you come from a musical family?

SG
My Dad used to play clarinet and we'd go watch him perform summer concert series with the orchestra he played in, that was always fun. Basically my parents made sure my sisters and I were always doing something creative.

DR
I'm aware you write your own lyrics and poetry, were you writing before you knew you can sing or after?

SG
I started writing in high school, after I started singing. If you could call it writing, it's really corny and dramatic. I keep everything I write so every once in a blue moon I'll look back at it and laugh at the very serious person I thought I was. I read it now and I'm like "I didn't really write this, did I?" High School angst, cafeteria drama, gym teacher crushes. I can't knock it too badly, it's the person I was at 15 and 16.

DR
What inspired you to write?

SG
Life, relationships. When I was younger I just wrote to clear things out of my head, it didn't really have a particular rhyme of reason to it. I just wrote my thoughts down on paper. It was kind of like being in therapy, without me knowing it. Now, it has a definite structure to it. If I know I have an idea for a song I'll just start writing ideas about what I want I want the song to say. From there I use tools I've learned along the way to get me where I want to be when the song is finished.

DR
While writing, has it ever occurred that you may become more lyrically expressive in a time when you were depressed as opposed to when when your sprits were lifted, or vice versa?

SG
All my best stuff comes to me when I'm in a dark place or I've hit a rough patch in my life. I don't write about falling in love or butterflies landing on ice cream cones, it's just not my style. I tend to write about cheating and infidelity or the love you thought you were in crumbling before your eyes and there is nothing you can do but watch it. That may change in a month, a year from now. It's funny because people have said to me "Wow, you must have really gone through the ringer in your past relationships", and I really haven't. I tend to write about my friend's experiences or stuff I make up.

DR
How do you feel when performing on stage?

SG
I've gotten better about performing in general. I'm enjoying it much more now than I did when I first started performing my own stuff. I used to stress out if my vocal performance wasn't spot on. Now I brush it off my shoulder and keep going, it actually makes a better live performance. I used to second guess myself, but now I just go for it and if people like it, great. If not, oh well.

DR
Have you ever experienced stage fright and if so, what have you done to ease it?

SG
I say to myself that no one is going to end up dead if I mess up. That pretty much makes me feel better.

DR
Have you ever experienced while performing on stage, hitting all the right notes and looking out into the crowd and it's a sea of blank faces? How does that make you feel?

SG
It happens to everyone, I tell myself that the audience must have been mesmerized - Splash Magazine


"Waterslide"

Scottie Gage just gives this ol’ gal one more reason to wish that, instead of being a fat-ass-middle-aged-straight-woman-mother-of-two, being a hunky gay guy would be more fun. I still maintain that I’m a gay man trapped in a fat-ass-middle-aged-straight-woman-mother-of-two’s body…and it’s rough in here kiddies.

Scottie Gage is one talented hunk of a man. The music video for his first single from his debut EP Waterslide made my morning.

Enjoy… - Hint of Mint


"Waterslide"

Scottie Gage just gives this ol’ gal one more reason to wish that, instead of being a fat-ass-middle-aged-straight-woman-mother-of-two, being a hunky gay guy would be more fun. I still maintain that I’m a gay man trapped in a fat-ass-middle-aged-straight-woman-mother-of-two’s body…and it’s rough in here kiddies.

Scottie Gage is one talented hunk of a man. The music video for his first single from his debut EP Waterslide made my morning.

Enjoy… - Hint of Mint


Discography

Waterslide the EP
Disco Fantasy: The Remixes
Bounce: EP

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Bio

It’s impossible to resist the sultry sound of New York City based singer/songwriter Scottie Gage. He seamlessly blends elements of mainstream pop, disco funk and urban soul to deliver everything from ultra remixable upbeat grooves to thought provoking ballads. With the help of producer Chris Cubeta, Scottie delivers hook heavy melodies and lush harmonies without sacrificing lyrical content.

Scottie’s live pop/funk/soul sound is rooted in his diverse appreciation of music, from the sensual laid back melodies of Marvin Gaye and the funk of The Brand New Heavies and Earth, Wind and Fire to the poetic lyrics of Bic Runga and Lisa Loeb. He also finds inspiration in Jamiroquai, and jazz greats such as Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and of course, Chet Baker. “I wanted to write material that was upbeat with catchy melodies and hooks and still write smart lyrics. It’s definitely a challenging process but I love to do it.”

Scottie recorded his first EP, Waterslide, with Chris Cubeta in 2007 at Galuminum Foil Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has performed throughout NYC at venues including Rockwood Music Hall, Opaline, Area 10018, XL, Therapy, Elmo Lounge, Vlada and The Ritz. He was also seen as a guest performer at 2008’s Staten Island and NYC Pride.

When asked what sets his music apart, Scottie replied “I love uptempo pop music but think that so many artists and producers don’t pay enough attention to the lyrics they’re writing. As an openly gay singer, I want to create hook heavy up-tempo music that people remember without having to water down the writing. I also want to be a role model for gay kids coming out and trying to find out what other people are doing in our community, I didn’t have that when I came out. Music is a way that I can communicate my experiences in a way that allows others to not only relate but also may feel inspired by new thoughts and ideas”.