Bassist : Gear Demo : Production

Santa Barbara bred, bassist of Dishwalla for 20+ years.

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Bass

Whether your project is an online session, full tour, or one-off, I’d love to hear from you about your needs. Feel free to message me any time, just use the contact form.

 

 

 

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Gear Demo Videos

Doing demonstrations of bass gear has become an interesting niche that I’ve recently cultivated. I really enjoy doing them, and I think it shows. I’ve developed a format and a process for producing them, and my main goal is to always show off the piece of gear and what it can do in the best possible light.

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Studio

Whether it’s singer-songwiter or programmed beats, I love recording local indie artists. Message me with your project, and I can create an affordable package that makes sense for you and will sound massive!

 

 

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Bio

Born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. Raised by hippies in Santa Barbara, CA. Grew up surfing and playing bass. 


“Like many musicians, I grew up with the record collection of my parents. In my case, being raised by a single Mom during the 70′s/80′s there was a lot of singer/songwriter stuff as well as all the music she grew up with in our record collection at home”. “My Mom had little interest with the music of her past, but I was fascinated with it. I’d put on early Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Stones, Zeppelin, Beatles, CSN, etc. I still love it. As the 80′s came and I grew into my own tastes, I immersed myself in everything from synth-pop of Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk to The Smiths, The Cure, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen to reggae/ska stuff to funk and 60′s/70′s R&B. I ingested it all and developed my own style as I finally settled on the bass”. 


Dishwalla signed with A&M Records in 1994, our first album “Pet Your Friends” came out the following year and did nothing for about a year till a song called “Counting Blue Cars” was released and became #1 at Alternative, #1 Rock, #1 AAA, #1 Hot AC radio formats, and made into the top 10 of the Top 40 charts. The term “crossover artist” became the new catch phrase, and modern rock radio has never been the same since! 


Dishwalla continued to grow its base touring the world with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Collective Soul, Vertical Horizon, Fuel, Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, Better Than Ezra, Jewell, Blind Melon, Gin Blossoms, Refreshments, Styx and many, many others.


By 1997, the band had received a Billboard award for “Rock Track of the Year” and was also awarded ASCAPs “Rock Song of the Year” for both 96 and 97.


With Dishwalla, Scot contributed songs to over 20 film and TV soundtracks and performed as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan Obrien, Craig Kilborn and John Stewart.

With the release of the first Dishwalla album in a decade “Juniper Road”, 2017 has been an incredible year. Scot has been touring constantly playing bass for both Marcy Playground and Dishwalla in support of Fuel through the summer. Dishwalla (and subsequently Scot’s publishing entity Cobalt Blue Music ) inked a publishing deal with publisher to some of rock’s biggest legends, ABKCO Music. 

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Sound Reel

A selection of bass stuff and production examples for your listening pleasure.

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