Scott Wainwright

Scott Wainwright is a Yorkshire based singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. His music draws from various musical genres including Blues, Gospel, Folk and Hip Hop as well as various ‘World’ musics, such as African, Hawaiian and Indian.

Working with acoustic finger style and bottleneck guitar, harmonica and occasional banjo, Scott draws on his wide love for these types of music and celebrates the joy of pure creativity.

Writing and performing both vocal and instrumental pieces, Scott records regularly and now has a vast and diverse back catalogue of material. He has released numerous albums; EP’s and singles over the years, which have ranged in style from ‘Electric Blues and Hip Hop’ fusions (Every Man Has His Critics) to solo instrumental guitar workouts (What We Cannot Hold). In between these releases there have been regular bouts of ‘Lo-Fi’ folk (All That Glitters is Not Gold) and the odd dabbling as an acoustic balladeer (Whispers from a Kind River), but for now, he has settled on the more experimental country blues sound that can be found on his ‘Strangers Here’ album.

All of Scott’s work evokes a wide range of emotions and feelings from his listeners, as he tackles subjects such as love, life, death, loss, hope and the possibility of being ‘wrong’ about everything.

Throughout the year, Scott plays extensive shows all over the UK, both as a solo performer and as a part of various duos and bands. Every performance is delivered with creativity, passion and a large dose homespun humour.