Conor Scott

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Pop

Instrument/voice type: Songwriter

Location: Northern Ireland

Website: conor-scott.com

Fresh from returning to Belfast after 4 years spent forging a music career in London, Conor Scott is back and ready.
A distinctive vocal range of dulcet melodies to powerful heart-wrenching chants and with pulsating guitar rhythms. The 26 year-old singer/songwriter dwells bang centre within the Indie-Pop-Folk-Rock spectrum and most definitely is an act to catch live. Either when standing solo with just an acoustic guitar displaying the emotive release of his balladic infused jams or with full band capturing a complete sonic & visual representation of infectious grooves and transcendental singalongs.

Headlining shows in London, Derry and Belfast, as well as touring UK & Europe with Ryan McMullan as well as supporting acts such as Hudson Taylor and Little Hours, it had been a busy 2019 for Conor with momentum strongly building going into 2020. Then the pandemic hit. Instead of getting out and touring further, Conor has spent this year focusing on writing and production. His single Overthinking highlighted this new sound with great praise across traditional and social media, such as Clash & Hot Press as well as achieving significant play listing on Spotify and Irish Radio. The follow up EP "Life Now" is due in early 2021 with a gathered excitement that is rapidly rebuilding the momentum lost due to the pandemic and it certainly will continue to grow further from there as more releases and the hopeful return to gigging later in the year certainly looks imminent.
 
I am releasing my new EP "Life Now" in late February 2021. Coinciding with the release and the gracious help of the Do It Differently Fund, I plan to fully produce a virtual concert experience, as with the ongoing pandemic the prospect of touring and gigging does not look imminent. Fans and folk will be able to access this event online with ticket sales going to charity, as all costs will thankfully be provided due to this grant.
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