Scott Ottaway

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About Scott

Scott Ottaway. 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 toured the World with the Searchers from 2010, until their retirement in March 2019 I have toured the World playing The band's hits to thousands of fans in theatres & arenas. 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, as well as several top tributes to Queen, Elton John, Slade & Roxy music. Since 2019, I have depped for many acts including The Trems, Miracle Cure, Now I'm Here, several hit musicals. I also teach in 12 primary schools in Buckinghamshire and The Rock Project.

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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, Electronic, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Rockabilly, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Folk rock, Country, Folk, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Motown, Disco, Acoustic, Funk, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, R&B, Ska, Scottish music, Christmas
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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, Virtual event, Cruise
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Drum technician, Audio engineer, Producer, Sound technician, Live looping
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Scott's 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
Dancing Queen
Oh Pretty Woman
Shake It
Where Are You Now?
As It Was
Shape Of You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Get Lucky
Aint No Sunshine
Whats Going On\Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Come Together
Raspberry Beret
Miss You
Twist and Shout
Stir It Up
I Shot The Sherriff
No Diggity
Lost In Music
Honky Tonk Woman
Play That Funky Music
Get Down On It
Long Train Running
Proud Mary
Purple Rain
Go Your Own Way
Forget You
Evil Ways
Word Up
Everybody Needs Somebody
Lets Dance
Disco Inferno
Lady marmalade
Thinking Of You
Car Wash
Aint Nobody
Bad Girls
Get Down Tonight
Most modern dance tracks
Learn To Fly
Ho Hey
Walk Of Life
Disco 2000
Hound Dog
Johnny B Goode
You Really Got Me
All Right Now
Shut up And Dance
Brown Eyed Girl
The galway Girl
Teenage Dirtbag
The Irish Rover
Las Vegas(In The Hills Of Donegal
Tell Me Ma
Dirty Old Town
Fishermans Blues
Wagon Wheel
The Wild Rover
Stuck In The Middle
I Predict A Riot
Living On A Prayer
Sweet Child O Mine
Live Forever
I Will wait
Free Falling
Use Somebody
I Useta Know Her
John Ryans Polka
Cooleys Reel
Whiskey In A Jar
Place Your Hands
Drowsy Maggie
You Can Call Me Al
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Three Little Birds
Billie Jean
Smoke On The Water
Black magic
Black magic Woman
Price Tag
The Take Over, The Breaks Over
Hard To Handle
Cant Stop
Blinding Lights
Blank Space
Mollys Chambers
She Sells Sanctuary
Since Youve Been Gone
Seven Nation Army
Crush Crush Crush
Blitzkrieg Bop
Immigrant Song
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Song 2
Adore You
Eye Of The Tiger
Save Tonight
Basket case
Watermelon Sugar
Come On Over
Walk This Way
Girl All The Bad Guys Want
Dance Monkey
Here I go Again
House On Fire
Detroit Rock City
Plug In Baby
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.

Scott's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£230
Up to 3 hours£250
Typical pub/club gig with me learning your set, travel to and from venue
Theatre Show
A typical 2hr show with myself learning all the set, transport to and from venue
Typical wedding set, learn your set, transport to and from venue
Full tour with myself driving to venues and booking hotels. If travelling together and hotels included, we can work on prices
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Scott's Reviews

From customers:

John F
7 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Stanmore
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5 out of 5

I would Highly recommend Scott if you are looking for a drummer. Reliable, Great gear, fantastic player and most importantly, a top bloke. John Fossey Tasngo

Martyn B
7 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Reading
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5 out of 5

Thank you for stepping in for The Midnight Rebel band gigs Scott. We loved having you you. Such a pleasure both on and off stage. Your hi hat work reminds me of Phil Rudd from AC/DC and your groove is like Denny Selwell from Wings. Thanks again man

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