About Scott

                            Songwriter    
  • Standalone, non-performing songwriter from Michigan
  • Winner of prestigious Billboard Song Contest award
  • Has self-released over 70 original songs on 6 albums
  • Clever lyrics, internal & conventional rhyme schemes
  • Deep, heartfelt stories/conversations w/ light humor
  • Subject matter w/ fresh takes on universal themes
  • Rebellious perspective, topics of love, nature & fun
  • Great lakes-oriented imagery & midwestern values
  • Tightly arranged, fast & mid-tempo, w/ a few ballads
  • Verse-chorus, some pre-chorus, a few AABA forms
  • Short intros/instrumental breaks; in 4/4 & 3/4 time
  • Mechanical, synch, & streaming licensing available
                 
 
  Singer & Multi-Instrumentalist     
  • Warm/soothing baritone vocals w/ clearly-understood lyrics
  • Well-placed harmony, background and chorus vocals
  • Flat-picked and finger-picked rhythm acoustic guitar
  • Improvised and melodic lead guitar solos on acoustic
  • Slide guitar on Weissenborn Hawaiian acoustic lap steel
  • Acoustic 4-string bass guitar with occasional bass solos
  • Understated drums featuring brush snare and djembe
  • Bongos, hi-hat, tambourine, washboard, shaker & cowbell
  • Improvised harmonica (blues harp) & instrumental breaks
  • Marimba solos and occasional melody notes in choruses
  • All vocals and instruments by Scott Cooley, except:
  • Accordion, flute, keyboard & bg vocals by Lenore Cooley
                        Recording Artist     
  
  • Online-only digital solo recording artist with home studio
  • Self-produced, arranged, mixed & mastered recordings
  • Independent micro-label (netlabel) Scott Cooley Records
  • Six self-released full-length (LP) studio record albums
  • All records recorded in Michigan and made in the USA
  • No synthesizers, programmed drums or autotune used
  • Real acoustic instruments w/ minimal usage of effects
  • CDs high-quality stereo 44/16 WAV format, FLAC, MP3
  • Genre-agnostic songs w/ commercial/crossover potential
  • Acoustic, garage, roots, heartland, lo-fi, rock, Americana
  • Direct distribution to Amazon, Google Play & Bandcamp
  • Also distributed to Apple iTunes, iTunes Radio & Spotify