THE HOPKINS-HAMMOND TRIO
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.
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 Dickinson, Greg Lake (of ELP fame), Justin Hayward, Anna Pheobe , Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) and Kathryn Tickell (Sting).
Other artists Scott has performed with include Ruth Hammond, The Colman Brothers, Beth Rowley, Ilya, Gilbert O' Sullivan, Brendan Reilly, Art Themen, Tina May, Herb Geller, Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes, David Newton, Eduardo Niebla, The Nigel Price Trio, Dave O' Higgins, Jason Rebello, Ben Thomas, The Edge Project, Tommy Whittle, Gary Alesbrook, Paul Dunmar, Jim Watson , Jerry Underwood, Trudy Kerr, Jacqui Hicks, Angie Brown, The Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, Ian Ballamy, Pee Wee Ellis, Karen Street, Ben Castle, Pat McCarthy, The Forster-King Band, Matt Scofield, Speedometer, Kathleen Willison, Kelly Dickson, BJ Cole, The Bristol Ensemble, Chris Barber, Dunstan Coulber, Harry Beckett, Phil King , Katya Gorrie, Denny Ilett, Lillian Boutte, James Morton, Sophie Garner, Emma Hutchinson, John Critchinson, Jamie Brownfield, Celestine, The Lewis Creaven Band, Andy Sheppard, Craig Milverton, Simon Spillett, The Sturcz Quartet, Limahl (of Kajagoogoo fame) and many others. Scott has also performed many times on TV and Radio, both in the UK and internationally.
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, astronomy, reading Ken Follet novels, playing tennis and table tennis, telling horrific Dad jokes, performing sub-standard magic to his friends, listening to music (especially Larry Goldings, Derek Trucks, Deep Purple, Little Feat, John Schofield and Herbie Hancock) and eating huge amounts of bananas, nuts and very dark chocolate simultaneously.