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Born in Bristol, UK in 1973, Scott started his musical journey on the piano when he was six years old. At the age of fourteen he went on to play the drums in his first band "Half Decent" - and that they were!

Scott studied the drums with Colin Aldridge during his school years and then later with Dave Hassell on a three-year jazz degree course at Leeds College of music. It was here that he met his wife, Ruth, who plays saxophones, piano, keyboards, Hammond organ and sings. They are based in Bristol and perform regularly across the UK with The Hopkins-Hammond Trio and other projects. Scott is the founder member of his recently formed funky outfit JINGU BANG - a band of five mysterious travellers.

Scott was voted 5th best rock drummer in the 
2022 Musicradar Awards (international public poll).


Since 2010, Scott has been touring internationally with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson and also with Jethro Tull. On occasion, this has involved performing with guests including Iron Maiden's Bruce DickinsonGreg Lake (of ELP fame), Justin Hayward, Seth LakemanAnna Pheobe , Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) and Kathryn Tickell (Sting). 

Other artists Scott has performed with include Ruth HammondThe Colman BrothersBeth RowleyIlyaGilbert O' SullivanBrendan ReillyArt ThemenTina MayHerb GellerBobby WellinsAlan BarnesDavid NewtonEduardo Niebla, The Nigel Price TrioDave O' HigginsJason Rebello, Rebecca NashBen Thomas, Thomas & MuseTommy Whittle, Gary Alesbrook, Paul Dunmar, Jim WatsonJerry UnderwoodTrudy KerrJacqui HicksAngie BrownThe Soul Sanctuary Gospel ChoirIan BallamyPee Wee Ellis, Jana VargaKaren Street, Redtenbacher's FunkestraBen CastlePat McCarthyThe Forster-King BandMatt ScofieldSpeedometerKathleen WillisonKelly DicksonBJ ColeThe Bristol EnsembleChris Barber, Dunstan CoulberHarry BeckettPhil KingKatya GorrieDenny IlettLillian BoutteJames MortonSophie GarnerCarter Arrington, Rob MullarkeyJohn Critchinson, Jamie BrownfieldCelestine, The Lewis Creaven BandAndy Sheppard, John EllisCraig MilvertonSimon SpillettThe Sturcz QuartetLimahl (of Kajagoogoo  fame) and many others. Scott has performed many times on TV and Radio, both in the UK and internationally and has played at some of the world's most loved venues including the Albert Hall (London, UK), The Sydney Opera House and the Beacon Theatre in NYC.


When he is not hitting things Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, writing tunes for projects he's involved in, playing piano, taking photos, watching films, learning about astronomy, reading Ken Follet novels, playing tennis and table tennis, telling terrible Dad jokes, performing sub-standard magic to his friends, listening to music (especially Larry Goldings, Derek Trucks, Deep Purple, Little Feat, John Scofield and Herbie Hancock) and eating huge amounts of bananas, nuts and very dark chocolate simultaneously.

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