Songwriters Hall of Fame award winning artist, Scooter Scudieri has been writing, recording, and performing original music AS AN INDEPENDENT MUSICIAN for more than 30 years. And yet, this might be the first time you've ever heard of him. His music is a meditation on the human condition and the complicated world in which we live. At times fierce and sometimes playful, Scudieri's distinct acoustic guitar style drives home contemplative lyrics and "remain in your brain" melodies. His unique voice stands out against many of his bare bones instrumentation, but through the power of computer programs like Logic, Scudieri has been able to realize his music's true potential (Blessed are the Joy Makers) branch out for film and tv (Towards Evening) and delve into "sci fi" (Full Metal Bonkers). After some well spent time off the road raising his daughter with international artist/wife Kelly Scudieri - he has come back to his music with a passion. Here's a brief bio of the years prior...
His career highlights include opening for Joan Jett in 1989, arguing for artist rights on Capitol Hill during MGM vs Grokster, and opening for Jewel on her “This Way” tour throughout 2002-2003. The Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded him “Best of the New Writers” in 2002 for his song "The Usual" and he won the “Vox Populi” honor from The IMA in 2008 for Jesus and Muhammad (The Kissing Song). Scooter transformed his concept album "Rattle to Rifle" into a limited engagement multimedia, digital projection and performance piece including giant puppets with Scudieri performing the entire show on stilts. Scooter's controversial "Mother of God" music video (shot guerrilla style across Los Angeles with Famed EZTV producer Michael Masucci) was archived at the Pompidou Museum in France for EZTV's 40th anniversary in 2019.
His pioneering lecture series “Capture Your Spirit, Keep Your Soul” helped pave the way for DIY artists interested in online marketing prior to the invention of iTunes. Scudieri raised $50,000.00 from his fan base to record with top musicians in NYC for his first solo album in 2000. From 2000-2004, Scooter became a sort of poster boy for the internet garnering features in Billboard Magazine, The Boston Herald, and Music Connection. Tara Pepper of Newsweek said of Scooter: “You are on the forefront of an issue that’s here to stay.”
Scooter has performed on Mountain Stage, VH1, and has opened for more than 25 international acts including Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews, Nils Lofgren, Dream Theater, Blind Melon, Widespread Panic, NRBQ, Life Sex and Death, and The Samples.
He has recorded four solo albums and also performs with his daughter Sophia Adara under the band name Flowers and Birds. He is currently releasing 50 original songs as “singles” over the next 5 years (2020-2025) on all digital platforms.
MUSIC INDUSTRY QUOTES:
“Neither arrogant nor apologetic, Scudieri just concentrates on producing the best work, best product that he can and keeps his independence.” - Maria Villafana/WashingtonPost.com
“Scudieri’s approach is surprisingly engaging. His guitar playing is riveting and robust, belying the absence of any real rhythm section or extraneous instrumentation. His songs are tempestuous and show a knack for narratives.” - Lee Zimmerman/Goldmine Magazine
“Music Supervisors will want to contact this Artist.” - Music Connection
“Scudieri’s strong, unwavering vocals are thick with emotion and a rare frankness that captured my attention.” - Live Wire
“Scudieri has a firm understanding of the folksy singer/songwriter genre and delivers with some outstanding songwriting, guitar playing and vocals.” - Antimusic.com
“Scooter writes and performs music that is poignant, purposeful and genuine in a style that is both fierce and totally natural.” - Mountain Stage
Scudieri’s presence as a frontman is blissfully natural.” - Rox Music
Lots of people talk about using the Internet to revolutionize the music industry. Scooter Scudieri is doing it. - Larry Katz/The Boston Herald