Featured Artist for January 2013 –

Unlike most musicians who get started at an early age, Chad Scott spent most of his youth participating in high adrenaline sports and high finance never picking up a guitar or singing a note until his mid 20’s. While on a surf retreat he was introduced to the acoustic guitar and had a life changing experience, moving to Los Angeles shortly thereafter to study and devote his life to music. As he says, “The light bulb just went on and I knew from the first chord I played that this is what I was meant to do.”

With the grit and soul of Lenny Kravitz and the feel good vibes of Jack Johnson, singer/songwriter Chad Scott offers up a buffet of sonic pleasure and introspection through tunes that will lift you up, warm your heart and inspire you to leap over mountains. Says Chad of his music and mission: “My goal is to awaken greatness in as many lives as possible with my music and the teachings of yoga. Essentially a world of many people manifesting their greatest qualities means a world with less violence, less frustration and more smiles.”

Moving to San Diego in 2007 Chad created what has now come to be known as The Feel Good Music Project, a fiscally sponsored non-profit organization, which aims to change the lives of thousands of at risk youth with positive music, yoga and healthy living. The Project combines the musical tour “Feel Good Festival” and a compilation CD “Feel Good Music Project CD” from 10 up and coming positive music artists, to achieve the goal of elevating people to “Feel Good” using positive vehicles. The tour has been running successfully throughout Southern California for 4 years now and will be expanding into other adjacent states. Artists include Chad Scott, Steve Gold, Avasa & Matty Love, Summer Mencher, Todd Herzog, Singing Bear, Inner Prisms, Larisa Stowe & Shakti Tribe, Ash Ruiz of Here II Here and Earth Amplified.

With 3 albums, numerous tours and an indie career spanning 10 years in the band Shaka Buku, in 2011 Chad made the decision to perform and record under his own name following in the footsteps of solo trail blazers Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Michael Franti.

Chad’s latest album “Set Yourself Free” Co-produced by Chad and JB Eckl (Santana, Ozomatli, Mary J Blige) features contributions from heavyweights like keyboardist Sebastian Arocha Mortan (Sting, Counting Crows, Seal) and bass player Pancho Tomaselli (War, Tricky, Philm). Set Yourself Free is a unique fusion of Reggae, Rock and R&B blended seamlessly into an infectious uplifting groove. Chad’s songs have begun to captivate the surf and yoga community of Southern California’s indie and pop culture alike, with songs like “Set Yourself Free” and “You Give Me Good Love”, predicted as “A Breakout Hit” by blogger Wildy’s World.