Hailing from the northern town of Middlesbrough, Scott Lloyd is an English singer songwriter. In his younger years, Scott was influenced by his fathers passion for music which eventually lead him to teaching himself the acoustic guitar. Scott is inspired by singer songwriters such as Lennon & McCartney, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and Bruce Springsteen.
After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, Scott moved to the city and self-released a string of EPs which were well received among listeners and critics alike. This, along with consistently playing live at open mic nights around Manchester, built up a solid reputation for Scott as a talented artist.
Scott’s music is known for its melodic and lyrical qualities. A combination of Neil Young’s emotional and personal lyricism and The Beatles’ catchy and flowing melodies, 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.
In early 2018, Scott signed to Cornwall based independent record and publishing label, Aardvark Records for three years. A string of singles were released throughout the year which accumulated with the release of Scott’s debut album in early 2019.
The singer’s last self-released EP was called In The Garden, and came out in 2017 with a sold out launch in Manchester. Scott released his fourth EP in 2015 entitled Ironopolis, inspired by firm roots in his hometown of Middlesbrough. Straight after release it reached number 12 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter Charts.
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 in Canada.
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 rock 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 Magazine.
Scott is now set to release his debut album in 2019 via his new label, Aardvark Records. You can follow Scott Lloyd on social media to keep up to date with his latest news and releases.