Scott McWatt is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter from Glasgow. He’s released two critically acclaimed albums, recorded with Grammy Award winner Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, Herbie Hancock, Foo Fighters, Dandy Warhols) and has played everywhere from Rockwood Music Hall in New York to medieval castles Estonia, encapsulating audiences with his working-class charm. Unsurprisingly, his influences are made up of those who share his outlook, including heroes like Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams. Despite writing songs and lyrics since the age of 14, Scott didn’t actually own or know how to play a guitar until he was 18.
As a youngster, his family couldn’t afford to buy him a guitar and instead was gifted one from a friend who he then played in a band with. From then, with a lot of encouragement from his grandmother, Scott taught himself how to play guitar and write all sorts of different songs. After dabbling in various bands, Scott finally settled as a solo artist. His music is brimming with stories, tales from his life he has spun into songs.
First album Jekyll and Hyde, released in 2012 got McWatt off to a good start, with follow-up concept album A Ceist Ama showing maturity and receiving an extremely warm reception from listeners. 2015 saw Scott playing over 300 shows throughout the UK, France, Holland Ireland and Spain an unprecedented amount for singer still trying to balance a day job. 2016 already promises to provide more milestones for the hardest working musician in Scotland as Scott will see of his new single in July and a subsequent EP in the Autumn which was recorded in London with Grammy Award Winning Producer Jim Lowe at the personal home studio of Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones.
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