Born in Lihue, Kaua'i, Hawaii. Grew up in the surf and skate scene of the 70's and 80's in the artistic hotbed of Santa Barbara, CA.
“Like many musicians, I grew up with the record collection of my parents (Mom). In my case, being raised by a single Mom during the 70′s there was a lot of singer/songwriter stuff as well as all the music she grew up with in our record collection at home. I’d put on early Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Stones, Zeppelin, Beatles, CSN, etc. I still love it. As the 80′s came and I grew into my own tastes, I immersed myself in everything from synth-pop of Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk to The Smiths, The Cure, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen to reggae/ska stuff to funk and 60′s/70′s R&B. I ingested it all and developed my own style as I finally settled on the bass as my instrument”.
After several years in the local scene and a couple of bands which were doing fairly well, finally In 1994 Dishwalla signed with A&M Records. Our first album “Pet Your Friends” came out the following year. After a year of touring, our second single “Counting Blue Cars” was released and became #1 at Alternative, #1 Rock, #1 AAA, #1 Hot AC radio formats, and made into the top 10 of the Top 40 charts. The term “crossover artist” became the new catch phrase, and modern rock radio has never been the same since!
Dishwalla continued to grow its base touring the world with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Collective Soul, Vertical Horizon, Fuel, Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, Better Than Ezra, Jewell, Blind Melon, Gin Blossoms, Refreshments, Styx and many, many others.
By 1997, the band had received a Billboard award for “Rock Track of the Year” and was also awarded ASCAPs “Rock Song of the Year” for both 96 and 97.
With Dishwalla, Scot contributed songs to over 20 film and TV soundtracks and performed as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan Obrien, Craig Kilborn and John Stewart.
With the release of the first Dishwalla album in a decade “Juniper Road”, 2017 has been an incredible year. Scot has been touring constantly playing bass for both Marcy Playground and Dishwalla in support of Fuel through the summer. Dishwalla (and subsequently Scot’s publishing entity Cobalt Blue Music ) inked a publishing deal with publisher to some of rock’s biggest legends, ABKCO Music.