Scott McKeon has given a lifetime of dedication to his craft as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Initially inspired by his dad’s love of blues and fifties rock n roll music he took up the guitar at the age of four. In 1998, Scott was the winner of Guitarist Magazine’s “Young Guitarist of the Year” and by the age of fourteen, he was already fronting his own band.
At 18, a CD was passed onto Paul Crockford, Mark Knopfler’s manager, who started representing Scott which culminated in the release of his debut album “Can’t Take No More” an energetic and raw take on modern electric blues rock. To promote the album Scott toured extensively in the UK, Europe and US, sharing performance space with Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Arc Angels, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow at Hard Rock Calling , Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, BB King and Joe Bonamassa to name a few, as well as playing: The Montreal Jazz festival, Montreux, Jazz Festival, The Royal Albert Hall, Mont Tremblant Festival, V Festival, Wireless Festival, Taste of Chicago, Off The Tracks Festival, Cornbury Festival, The Paradiso, iTunes Festival, Glastonbury and making US TV appearances.
In the past two years, Scott has continued writing, touring and producing his own music as well as that of other artists. He wrote music for Robert Knight’s “Rock Prophecies” Documentary which won him a RIIFF award for “Best Soundtrack”. The makers of Guitar Hero Five also sought him out in order to have a track on their game as did the makers of the TV show LA Task Force.
During 2010 Scott spent time writing in Nashville which included working with up and coming artist Tyler Bryant and Heidi Rojas. He was also lucky enough to open for some of his greatest musical heroes including Derek Trucks, Gary Clarke Jr and the Arc Angels and made his first performance at the Royal Albert Hall supporting Joe Bonamassa.
Scott is a raw and naturally gifted guitarist who has come into his own as a singer/songwriter who’s influences include: Jimi Hendrix, D’angelo, BB King, Stevie Wonder, Stevie & Jimmie Vaughan, Sly Stone, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Albert King. His work producing and playing with other artists inspired him to take the lead in producing his new record. Scott’s second album, Trouble , was released in back in March 2011 on Mascot Provogue Records, including contributions form Robbie McIntosh and David Ryan Harris from John Mayer’s band.
Also Scott has designed and developed his own fuzz pedal, the SM Fuzz, based on his original handmade Germanium Fuzz. For more info check out www.smfuzz.com
Over the last two years, Scott has been touring as part of Tom Jones’ band, and have completed 2 worldwide tours.
Sessions/ people I have worked with recently:
David Ryan Harris
Lana Del Rey
James Morrison/Laura Mvula/The Shires/Rob Brydon (Tom Jones Children In Need Special)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
London Community Gospel Choir
The Downtown Dukes
Michelle John – ‘Little Me’ EP
Jay James Picton
Heidi Rojas – Heidi Rojas EP
The Overtones – ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’ Album
James Parker – ‘This Ain’t Right” Album
‘El Dorado’ Soundtrack
Paul Riley – EP
Tantrum – EP
Lisa Lois – ‘Smoke’ Album/ ‘Breaking Away’ Albums
Sharlene Hector – Expressions EP
Guitar Hero 5
Gordon Raphael (Strokes)
‘Rock Prophecies’ Soundtrack
‘LA Task Force’ Soundtrack