Manchester Based Singer Songwriter Breaks Through BBC with Forthcoming Album Track
Middlesbrough raised Scott Lloyd, 30, has melodic pop indie track Soothe My Soul from his forthcoming album played each day as Song of The Week on BBC Tees and heard by Radio 1 and launches album.
By: Aardvark Records
Scott Lloyd, raised in Middlesbrough and living in Manchester, met his producer Mathieu Garcia at an open mic night in 2017, organised by Scott and the pair decided to work together, resulting in the self-titled Scott Lloyd to be released on 19th April 2019.
The first song to be written in early 2017 was inspired when Scott heard a song on the radio with a completely different melody for the chorus and verse, which prompted him to grab his guitar and record an idea on his phone. This became Looking Out to Sea, the first single Scott released on Aardvark Records in Cornwall in June 2018.
The album, sporting a photograph by Ben Turner of Scott in the hubbub of Borough Market in London, will be released on 19th April 2019. Scott says: "I wanted to create an album that the listener could listen to straight through and feel like they have spent time with me and enable them to understand more as to what makes me tick. This is an album of songs that could only come from my voice."
Scott has already had an enthusiastic reception from the music press with James Wilson at the Indie Band Guru website writing: "His storytelling quality and vocals are mesmerising…
Living in Manchester with his wife Grace, who he married in the summer of 2018, Scott has written about living in the North of England and his album is autobiographical telling the story reflected by the photograph of Scott enjoying a pint in a pub in Didsbury, Manchester on the Looking Out to Sea CD cover.
There is not a wonder that he was inspired by the melodic guitar classic blues rock by The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Doobie Brothers and ELO that his father listened to, which inspired Scott to pursue a life of music.
His album is released by Aardvark Records on 19th April 2019 via iTunes and Amazon from 19th April 2019 and subscribers to his mailing list will get a free copy of Soothe My Soul (Song of the Week on BBC Tees in February) as well as press previewers can listen on Soundcloud immediately.