Welcome to the home page of Scott Ottaway. Touring/Studio Drummer & Percussionist
Scott toured the World for over 9 years with the 60s legends, The Searchers, playing to packed theatres, festivals and was also a 'dep' on touring and West End shows.
Scott is available for tours, studio sessions, west end and dep gigs.
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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 (www.the-searchers.co.uk) 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.
Bands/tours to date.
We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre. Dep
The Pocket Gods
The 60s Gold Tour
The Sensational 60s Tour
Real Magic, Queen tribute
Slightly Mad, Queen tribute
Slyde. Slade Tribute
The Wish Tour- Percussionist
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, Haven. In house drummer (Evolution)
Seashore, Haven. In house drummer (Evolution)
Wild Duck, Haven. In house drummer (Evolution)
Hopton, Haven. In house drummer (Evolution)
Trecco Bay, Park Dean. In house drummer (City Limits)
Camber Sands, Park Resorts. In house drummer (Knightsounds)
The Elton John Experience
The Powder Monkeys
The Mix band
Miracle cure Band
As well as numerous T.V, radio & studio sessions.