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About Scott

Scott. drummer/percussionist, toured with the 60s legends, The Searchers until their retirement & was a dep on We Will Rock You.
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I joined the Searchers in 2010 replacing Eddie Rothe. Since then I have toured the World playing The band's hits to thousands of fans in theatres & arenas. The band retired on March 31st 2019. I can read & play to a click/backing tracks. I was also a dep to Tony Bourke on the hit west end musical by Queen, We Will Rock You. I have also been house drummer for Butlins, Haven, Park Resorts, P&O & Costa cruises. I have also been in several top tributes to Queen, Elton John, Slade & Roxy music.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Hardcore, Punk rock
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Drum technician
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Song list

Sweets for my sweet
Sugar and spice
Love potion number 9
Goodbye my love
When you walk in the room
Needles and pins
One vision
Under pressure
We will rock you
We are the champions
Sweet home Alabama
Sk8er boi
Wagon wheel
Won't get fooled again
Caught in a trap
Mr Brightside
Sweet child o mine
Nearly every Queen song
Nearly every Bon Jovi song
Nearly every Elton John song
Every Searchers song
Most modern dance tracks
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Not an issue

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Not personally

How much time do you need to set up?

20 mins

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?


What do your clients love most about your performances?

I never over play and will try to recreate the exact drum parts

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in theaters and festivals all over the World.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Queen & Roger Taylor

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

To 20,000 people at a 60s festival in Belgium. One night on WWRY with Roger Taylor in the audience.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£200


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Tristan E, 2 years ago

"Scott was totally professional in every respect. Having never played with us before his drumming was impeccable and he dealt with everything the band threw at him effortlessly! He has a cheerful disposition and was very easy to work with. We very much look forward to working with him again." Cheers Tristan

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Holly C, 2 years ago

“Scott recently depped for our band and it was a great pleasure to work with him. Punctual, great player and good fun to work with! Thanks Scott” Holly - The Mix Band

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