Scott Lloyd, 29 from Middlesbrough and based in Manchester, has just
signed to Cornwall based independent record label, Aardvark Records,
to release his songs as singles and then to be followed by an album.
Scott’s music is melodic and catchy with a folk rock feel. A
combination of Neil Young and The Beatles with recognisable
influences from Ryan Adams, Richard Hawley and The Smiths. Scott
plays guitar and the harmonica on his recordings, as well as
co-producing all his arrangements, which manage to harness the sound
of live musicianship into studio sound quality.
Starting his musical inspiration from the age of 9, Scott was
influenced by his father’s passion for music and he took up the
saxophone at the age of 12 when he started listening to swing music.
Scott’s teenage years brought rock and indie influences and his
instrument of choice shifted to the drums when his father bought a
drum kit with the intention of starting a new hobby. Edgier music
began to call to Scott when he heard artists such as The Libertines,
Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, RATM and System Of A Down. These new
influences inspired Scott to teach himself the guitar; followed
swiftly with him forming an indie band at college called ‘The
Songwriting and the acoustic guitar became his next area of focus,
listening to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel and Bruce
Springsteen. These influences helped Scott hone his craft. After
graduating from a degree in music at Manchester Metropolitan
University, Scott started to plot his music career.
Scott’s latest independent EP, before signing with Aardvark Records
for his upcoming single releases and album, was In The Garden, which
came out in 2017 at a sold out launch event in Manchester at live
music venue Jimmy’s. With his roots from the UK’s north east,
Scott’s fourth EP Ironopolis is inspired by his hometown of
Middlesbrough and straight after release it reached number 12 on the
iTunes Singer Songwriter Charts in 2015.
Following this release, Scott was invited to an acoustic live
session at BBC Introducing Tees and played at Glastonbury Festival
in 2015. Scott then crossed the Atlantic to perform acoustic shows
of the album on a tour from San Francisco right across to Vancouver
Since his debut EP released in 2013, entitled Long Live You, Scott
has released six EPs as an independent artist. All songs are written
and performed by Scott except In The Garden which was recorded and
performed live with a full backing band in 2017. Scott’s other EPs
are; The Northern Gate (2013), Give Me Something (2014), Ironopolis
(2015) and The Game (2016).
Scott’s folk indie-pop sound and songwriting has been lauded in the
music and Manchester media including The Skinny, Merc, Clash, Narc,
NE Volume, Telegraph Music, Manchester Evening News and Sunday Girl
Scott has now got four songs ready for single release over the next
The release will be accompanied by gigs in Cornwall and Manchester
and then followed by an album.
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