Scott Ottaway. Drummer / Live / Studio / Educator 

 

Scott toured the World for over 9 years with the 60s legends, The Searchers, playing to packed theatres & festivals, as well as 'depping' on touring and West End shows.

Scott is available for tours, studio sessions and dep gigs. 

Scott can be contacted on:

email: enquiries@scottottaway.com

Phone: 07944577004
 
Scott is a talented musician who plays with feeling, passion and never over plays and was the drummer for the legendary 60s group, The Searchers and The Pocket Gods

Scott found his passion for drums after watching Live Aid in 1985 and was inspired by the talents of Queen's Roger Taylor and Phil Collins.
Scott's extensive musical career has seen him move across all genres and formats, from rock bands, cover/tribute acts to musical theatre and TV, both as a drummer and percussionist.

At the age of 16, Scott joined a signed band (Jump The Gun) which resulted in many studio sessions, videos, radio interviews and tours


Scott has done numerous studio sessions for bands and solo artists as well as being in the house band' for Butlins, Haven Holidays, Park Resorts, Park Dean and Hotels both in the UK and Middle East. Scott has also performed on cruise ships and was employed as percussionist for the 'Elliott Frisby TV Show' and 'Wish- The Magic Tour' and was a dep to Tony Bourke on the hit West End musical by Queen & Ben Elton, We Will Rock You.

In December 2009 Scott was asked to audition for
The Searchers and on February 26th 2010, Scott replaced Eddie Rothe as their drummer, until their retirement on March 31st, 2019.

With over 37 years of being a pro drummer, 9 years touring the World with The Searchers, Scott is one of those 'go to' drummers people call upon. 

Being click, score friendly and an all round nice guy, is why he gets picked for one off shows/deps or tours.

Scott can be reached by:

Email: enquiries@scottottaway.com

Phone: 07944 577004

Bands/tours to date.  

The Searchers 

We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre. Dep 

The Pocket Gods 

Slice Of Saturday Night. Rugby Theatre

The Trems 

John Altman

Mike Read

Owen Paul

Mungo Jerry

The 60s Gold Tour 

The Sensational 60s Tour 

Now I'm Here- Queen Tribute

Real Magic- Queen tribute 

Slightly Mad- Queen tribute 

Slyde- Slade Tribute 

CAIYO 

Miracle Cure Band

The Mix band

PX Productions. Ultra 90s- Anthems Live, shows

The Wish Tour- Percussionist 

Elliot Frisby 

The Elliot Frisby T.V Show 

Matt Shaw (Meatloaf tribute) 

P&O Cruises. Both as in house drummer & guest entertainer 

Costa Cruises. Both as in house drummer & guest entertainer 

Butlins, Skegness. In house drummer 

Hafan Y Mor, Haven. In house drummer (4th Dimension) 

Caister, Seashore, Hopton & Wild Duck. Haven (Evolution)

Trecco Bay, Park Dean. In house drummer (City Limits) 

Camber Sands, Park Resorts. In house drummer (Knightsounds) 

Tequilla Mockingbird 

The Elton John Experience 

The Powder Monkeys 

The Mix band 

Miracle cure Band 

Hustler 

As well as numerous T.V, radio & studio sessions.

All Covered Up

Dep gig on July 27th 2019

Scott is a great drummer and it was really fun having him as part of our band. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for a reliable drummer, who is not only talented, but also has a shiny drum kit!

Adam 

Hi Scott, 

I just wanted to thank you again for helping us out at short notice when our drummer let us down for a private party booking. 

You had obviously done your homework and played the set of more than thirty songs flawlessly. Even when we deviated from the set list with several impromptu audience requests, you were able to take the lead and lay down a solid foundation for the band to follow. 

Although you had never even met the band before the event, you fitted in perfectly and nobody would have known that you were not a permanent member. 

I had several comments from the other band members praising the quality & sound of your kit and the accuracy of your interpretations – all true to the originals. 

The client was delighted and we also received many compliments from the guests. 

A pleasant and friendly guy to work with and a true professional, you will certainly be our first choice next time we need a dep. 

Regards 

Dave Evans. 

(AWOL  60s/70s Tribute Band)

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”

Tristan Evans

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 Jayne Coulson

Scott Ottaway is a truly inspirational drummer. He has honed his skills over many years and he has accomplished what many professional drummers can only aspire to, and that is to be part of a legendary chart topping band, with several World wide tours under his belt. There can be no doubt what so ever that he is a consummate artiste with an impressive CV”

— Joe Chapman (aka Dozy Powell) Slyde

Just watching Roy Orbison black and White night DVD. Running Scared, brilliant, but in my opinion Spencers version is better, specially with Scott Ottaway drumming. ”

— Sandra Godfrey