Scott King grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts and began his music career in the early 1990's as a solo acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter, playing coffeehouses in and around Boston. He toured throughout Denmark between 1993 and 1994, and then fronted the Boston rock band, Xguru, until 2001, headlining many of the city's top venues of the time, such as The Middle East, The Rathskeller, and Bill's Bar. Scott has recorded at the legendary Fort Apache where he was produced by Tim O'Heir (All American Rejects, Dinosaur Jr., Juliana Hatfield), and has licensed his music to Lorimar Pictures in Hollywood. His song, Meteor, was featured on the CD, "Student Compilation, Volume 3", alongside Rodeo Clowns by G Love and Jack Johnson. He has shared stages with many acclaimed artists through the years, including Three Dog Night, Evan & Jaron, Per-Erik Hallin, The Watchmen, Watts, Bill Morrissey, Ellis Paul, Jonathan Edwards, Grammy award winner Bob Carlisle (Butterfly Kisses), and Pierce Pettis who wrote Garth Brooks's hit song, You Move Me.
Scott's songs have been played on AAA radio stations throughout New England, including WBCN, WAAF, WBLM, and WFNX, and on Maine Public Radio, as well as college stations across the country.
Scott has played guitar and sung in numerous rock & roll cover bands through the years, including Without Paris with keyboardist and harmonica player, Rich Ashooh, bassist Craig LaPointe who was once a member of Watts, and drummer, Carlo Carluccio, who currently plays in Best Not Broken. Scott also played in The Beatleitos, an all-Beatles band with singer/bassist Erik Glocker of the legendary jam band, Strangefolk, and son, guitarist/singer Jeff King who is best known as the bassist in The Scolded Dogs, a popular funk band out of Maine.
Scott continues to perform as a solo acoustic artist, and he is also the lead singer and guitarist of The Shag Carpets, a NH-based classic rock band that plays the songs of Tom Petty, John Fogerty, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Beatles, and other rock legends. He also continues to write, record, and release new music regularly, both as a solo artist and with his former Xguru bandmate, Chris Rings,. You can find Scott King and Xguru titles on all the major platforms -- Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Pandora, etc., and CDs are available at his solo acoustic shows for a donation of any amount in the tip jar. What a bargain!
To book Scott solo and/or with The Shag Carpets, please send an email via the contact page on this website or use firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for stopping by!
SAMPLE VENUES PLAYED & SHARED STAGES:
Bill's Bar, Boston, MA
Hagge's Musik Pub, Tønder, Denmark
Johnny D's, Somerville, MA
Jonathan's, Ogunquit, Maine
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield, MA
Mama Kin, Boston, MA
Manchester Blues and Jazz Festival, Manchester, NH
The Middle East (Upstairs and Downstairs), Cambridge, MA
Opstand Music Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
The Rathskellar ("The Rat"), Boston, MA
Slate's Monday Night Concert Series, Hallowell, Maine
Suzanne's Kitchen, Plymouth, NH
Aaron Tapp (with Betty Goo)
Bob Carlisle (with Allies)
Evan & Jaron
Three Dog Night
• Finalist, WADN songwriter competition (1993)
• Semi-Finalist, Boston Acoustic Underground (1993)
• Honorable Mention, 2007 American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Competition (for Stones For St. Stephen)
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