SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar.
Multi instrumentalist and International Man of Mystery Ali started his musical career at 10 years old. Whilst growing up in his native Edinburgh he played many varieties of music as part of an orchestra, duo, group and solo artist. After graduating from university he joined the “Country Celts”, who toured extensively - even appearing at the exclusive “Cresta Run Ball”
When the band took time for personal and professional diversification Ali became a notable figure on the folk scene in London and Edinburgh and toured the UK as a solo act and as a member of various bands and calling barn dances. He was recognised as one of the top fiddle players in the UK by “Folk Roots” Magazine.
In 1988 Ali moved his family from London to West Yorkshire to join forces with other musicians to form a folk rock band called “Crooked Jack”. They toured pubs and clubs in the UK playing and calling barn dances and also appeared in “Beer Tent” gigs for the English Civil War Society and the Sealed Knot.
On the retirement of their lead singer after 3 years Ali Joined another Local Band “The Infamous Daw Green Stompers”. The Daw Green Stompers toured for a couple of years, with their own brand of Irish Rock, as well as appearing at Melas, club and pub venues and festivals throughout the UK. Ali's intuitive fiddle playing contributed something different, exciting and new to the Stompers sound whilst his innovative arrangements of traditional Irish and Scottish standards proved truly inspirational.
Following a really long summer season with the Stompers in Blackpool and the band's subsequent implosion, Ali and the remnants of the Stompers formed Shannonfire. This was another Irish Rockabilly band who toured the UK and the World extensively. Many St Patrick's Days were spent entertaining British Ex-Pats in the Middle East. In the UK they appeared as pre rugby match entertainment and were accompanied at large venues - such as Odsal Stadium, Castleford Stadium, and Old Trafford by Ali's daughter Hanna who is an excellent Irish Dancer.
A chance meeting at the end of 2007 led Ali to join forces with Hank Muldoon and the Hangovers, thus returning full circle to toe-tapping Country & Western/Hillbilly Music
- Screen name:
- Ali Scott
- Member since:
- Jun 27 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
Horselips, Silly Wizard
Fiddle, electric guitar, mandolin, flute, accoustic guitar
Regular venue C & W /Hillbilly night
popular barn gig for old Muldoon Brothers fans
C & W / Hillbilly night at regular venue
C & W festival
C & W/hillbilly weekend
Local gig with band C&w/hillbilly night
Regular C&W Gig
Opening act with band at leading C & W festival
C&W Hillbilly night in Seacroft Leeds
Birthday party at regular gig
C&W hillbilly night with band
Country night with band
C & W gig
Pub Gig with band