Alan O’Day, writer and performer of the 1977 #1 hit “Undercover Angel” as seen in this photo with 1st Phase Artist Paul Scott, has left us and ascended to Rock’n'Roll heaven. He was a generous musical genius and mentor who gave his heart and soul to the music industry.
Paul Scott, a Nashville local, was raised in a hard-working family that would regularly tune in to their favorite country music variety television programs and put on their own shows, with Paul as the star. The youngest child in the family, Paul was introduced to his rock ‘n’ roll influences by his older siblings. Paul’s inspirations – from the vocal range of Steve Perry and the anthemic sound of Aerosmith, Pink Floyd and Bon Jovi – are apparent in Paul’s exhilarating live show and recordings. As Paul explains, “The genre isn’t what defines the artist; it’s where the artist takes the music that defines the genre that song lives in.”
Classically trained in opera, Paul was one of the youngest singers ever signed to a contract with the prestigious Washington National Opera Company, directed by Placido Domingo. Paul was originally attracted to opera because of the vocal ranges, power, and raw emotion its performance required. However, there wasn’t much swagger or many rowdy audiences jumping to their feet and singing along in that world. After successfully graduating, Paul brought the skills he learned with the opera back to Nashville where they bring a whole new level to his unique approach to writing and performing country rock music.
As a skilled guitar player, Paul has taken his songwriting skills to a whole new level in the creation of his upcoming album, Make Me Believe. His distinctive musical style blends the honesty of country with the intensity of rock ‘n’ roll. Paul’s songs possess the powerful vocals of Conway Twitty and Larry Gatlin, the musicality of Vince Gill, and the harmonies of The Oak Ridge Boys. A seasoned performer, with over 500 concert dates under his belt, if you can imagine a show where Alabama backed up a Garth Brooks-type vocalist with Tim McGraw’s stage presence, then you can imagine a Paul Scott show. From melodic ballads about the world we live in and love, to stadium-size rock hits that thump with excitement, Make Me Believe has it all. Paul recently signed with Los Angeles-based record label 1st Phase Records, which will be releasing Make Me Believe on February 5, 2013.