Mark A. Scott
Composer and Recording Artist with considerable repertoire, live and studio
experience. Can create original chord progressions and melody lines virtually
at will, with good lyrical sensibilities. Prolific at singing and harmonizing
tenor and baritone ranges. Can improvise most rock standards on bass guitar.
Composer, Pianist, Bass Player (4-string and 5-string), Guitarist (acoustic
& electric), Singer (front or background), Performer
Other instruments: Mandolin, violin, saxophone, percussion.
Web Host/Designer maintain multiple domains: scottunes.com, mscottservices.com. Host others.
Engineer, Arranger (professional and home DAW studios) since 1977. Primarily PC-based.
Piano Tuner Member of Piano Technicians Guild 1976-78
Camera Operator - experienced since 1991 (Community Cable and professional). Soundman, lighting, audio, stage hand, Box Office manager, Produqction Assistant, etc.
Songwriter, Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards, Lead and Harmony Vocals
During the VIPs (see below) era The Grown-ups was a vehicle for my original
compositions, utilitizing the awesome
talents of local musicians including Gerry (G.W.) Rose (former John Lee Hooker),
John Comerford (former Matt & Mark, Rich Rags), Jeff Levy (former Imagine, Rich Rags, Wrench in the Works) and others. We never actually performed as "The Grown-ups", but at the time I thought we might, and did not want to simply be "Mark Scott". In the past few years I have indeed played solo work, which initially involved playing instrumental piano for upscale events, grand openings, benefits,
etc. and now includes singing.
The Clearwater Chorus - 2009-present
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano
Sing tenor and (more lately) baritone in the Ruth Eckerd Hall-sponsored vocal ensemble, which
performs at the renown Ruth Eckerd Hall two or three times a year, and other
special events and benefits.
The Inmates - 1988-2004
Songwriter, Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Lead and Harmony Vocals
Five piece hard rock/dance. This band brought out my multi-instrumentality. Originally
recruited as bass player, the keyboardist also played bass, which freed me up
to at times play guitar or keyboards, lending a versatile element to our sound. We
covered some hits but thrived on quirky AOR rarities. We played many of my
original songs, some Rich Rags classics and some we wrote together. We played clubs, parties and
and private gigs, The Inmates opened for the likes of B.B.King, REO Speedwagon and BoysIIMen at local concert venues such as Vinoy
Park events, Guavaween in Ybor City and headlined the WTAN stage for years in downtown Tampa for Gasparillo.
VIPs - 1984-88
Songwriter, Bass, Lead and Harmony Vocals
Six-piece pop/dance music ensemble, managed by Ben Cashman Talent Agency. The VIPs played
weddings, regular engagements at Spartan Manor, New Port Richey; Eastlake
Woodlands, Innisbrook and Saddlebrook Golf Resorts; and headlined festivals at Palm
Harbor Days, the Chasco Fiesta Festival in Pasco County, Florida,
and the Harvest Moon Ball in Spring Hill.
Rich Rags - 1978-81
Songwriter, Rhythm and Lead Guitar,
Keyboards, Lead and Harmony Vocals
six-piece Rock n Roll outfit made a splash in the Tampa Bay area with ground-breaking
original material. Won local talent shows, released 2 records: Dentist Office
Music 4-song EP, and "The Original", a 45rpm record.
Matt & Mark/Sweet Madness - 1976-78
Songwriter, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Mandolin, Lead and Harmony Vocals
Like-minded singer/guitarist friend and I cultivated my burgeoning reportoire of music compositions,
and included contemporary folk/rock songs with Nancy adding third harmony. This culminated in live performances at pubs and parties. We added bass and a drummer and gained a modest following.
Piano Instruction Eileen Miles, Indianapolis IN
Art Lessons Rosemary Browne Beck, Indianapolis, IN
Violin Instruction White River Elementary School, Indianapolis IN
Vocal Coach Mary Bordeaux, Dunedin FL
St. Petersburg College (Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL)
Associate in Arts Degree. Coursework included: Music Theory, Piano Technique
Web Developer Certification
Pinellas County Public Cable Access Certified 12/15/91 & 5/22/04
Home Studio 7
Rich Rags "Dentist Office Music" 1979 7 33rpm EP (4 songs)
Rich Rags "The Original" 1981 7 45rpm
The Grownups "Self-titled" 1986 12 45rpm EP (4 songs)
Inmates "First Offense" 1992 cassette
Multiple Artists "Songs from Unreleased Albums" 1993 - cassette
Scott "Backtracks" Vols. 1-4 1999-2003 (CDs of 20th century works 21 songs ea.)
Mark Scott "Elevator" 2013 CD (17 instrumental songs)
Mark Scott - "The Grown-ups" 2016 - Digital re-release plus bonus track
Camera Operator, Production Assistant Pinellas
Past (Cable Access) 1991-93, Verge Video Productions (since 1999)
Digital Design Desktop Publishing (since 1991)