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, 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 2011 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 this past year, 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, Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, 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 Match this year 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
Sessions/ people I have worked with recently:
David Ryan Harris
Lana Del Rey
London Community Gospel Choir
Jay James Picton
Heidi Rojas – Heidi Rojas EP
James Parker – ‘This Ain’t Right” Album
‘El Dorado’ Soundtrack
Paul Riley – EP
Tantrum – EP
Lisa Lois – ‘Smoke’ Album/ ‘Breaking Away’ Album
Sharlene Hector – Expressions EP
Guitar Hero 5
Gordon Raphael (Strokes)
‘Rock Prophecies’ Soundtrack
‘LA Task Force’ Soundtrack