As the boys grew up, they picked up their own instruments rather than have a backup band, and Scott's choice was to be the guitarist. He did most of the lead vocals throughout their career as well as backup vocals for the few songs his brothers lead. In 2001 the band split after his youngest brother, Dave, came out of the closet as a homosexual and caused a rift between himself and his father, who was also their tour manager. A year later, in summer of 2002, reports that Scott had joined a new band with two friends from his current residence of Bragg Creek, Alberta began spreading online. The lineup placed Scott on guitar once again, but later live shows would reveal that he also played the organ and bass.
They called themselves The Boston Post and released only one CD, an EP entitled It's 99PM, in January 2003. After two tours, several other appearances including on Canadian national music television, Much Music, and awards from the Banff Centre for the mixing of some of their songs, the band packed up their gear for good. Rumours had circulated before the last shows that the band were to change focus, from being a regular band to being Scott Moffatt and band, which is how most media saw them. Within a year after The Boston Post's last show, word came out that Scott had formed a new band, this time with two of his brothers, Clint and Bob. No band name was revealed and the band did not make contact with anyone to present themselves.
The only record of this project was two mentions in the Banff Centre's 2005 Newsletters, both stating that Shawn Everett, the drummer of the Boston Post and Scotts good friend, was working on producing and engineering 'The Moffats' with one t's upcoming album and had won an award for the mixing of one song. Though Scott was always careful to not call anything The Moffatts unless all four of them were in fact involved, having no name for themselves meant that they were called by that name (though misspelled). After some time had passed with no news, it became clear that the project had fallen through when Bob moved to Thailand, later followed by Clint, to do their own thing with the Starz 2006 project and later their band Same Same. It wasn't long however, until Scott announced on his personal MySpace that he intended to go solo. He'd relocated to LA after The Boston Post ended and he revealed that he was currently recording for his debut album.
, containing his address (he has since moved), in which he encouraged fans to send in samples of sounds they found interesting, or any unused instruments they could spare. He wanted to create an album aided by fans, and promised to thank all the contributors in the CD booklet. Several rose to the challenge and sent him everything from instruments to CDs with sounds on them and were thanked in later blogs by name. On April 10, 2006, song previews from the long-awaited album were put up on his myspace music page]. The CD was named The Allegory of the City and the songs are all acoustic and reveal a folk rock/pop vibe that still has the typical Scott Moffatt feel.
He's done everything on the record himself; all instruments and vocals are done by him and he also did the production and mixing. The CD is available online on iTunes and available for free on his myspace page. Scott has produced for Thai artists Mint, Slot Machine, Brandnew Sunset, Getsunova, Daylight Saving, Apartment KhunPa and American artist Cory Lamb. He also won Producer of The Year in the Thai Headbanger Awards 2008 for his work on Brandnew Sunset's album. He is currently in Canada producing the Montreal-based band Roads. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Official Bio 01: Scott Moffatt was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada on March 30, 1983. When Scott was five years old and living in Victoria, BC he performed in a Tommy Toys commercial and earned $1,000.
With the money he earned he bought a Fender Bullet guitar and within a week had learned to play three cords and write his own song “Walking Down the Road.” In 1990 Scott and his four brothers began performing at country fairs with their parents. In 1993 The Moffatt Brothers released their first independent CD “It’s a Wonderful World”. In 1995 “The Moffatts” became the youngest band to sign a major label recording contract when they signed with Polydor Records in Nashville. Shortly thereafter they released their second album, self titled “The Moffatts”.
In 1997 Scott and his brothers signed with EMI Electrola in Koln Germany and basically took the world by storm launching their third album “The Moffatts – Chapter 1 A New Beginning” which to this day hold the majority of sales records for International acts in SE Asia. The Moffatts fourth album “Submodalities” is considered by many within the industry as a template of excellence and is often used as a reference for many of today’s recordings. The album also featured the fastest rising # 1 single in Canadian music history, “Bang Bang Boom”. In 2001 the brothers parted ways musically for a multitude of reasons and Scott formed a new band with friends Shawn Everett and John Ganz called The Boston Post. In January of 2003 they released their only CD entitled “It’s 99PM”.
After two cross Canada tours, and a number of international awards from the Banff Centre of Arts the band packed up their gear. From there Scott toiled with various projects, but it wasn’t until he was living in Los Angeles that his career began to show signs of life again with his recording of “The Allegory of the City”. All songs were composed, performed and recorded by Scott. The acoustic flavour of the project revealed the musical vibe that would be considered to be the essence of the Scott Moffatt’s sound, a combination of folk, pop, rock and country. It was this project that opened the door for Scott to travel to Thailand and become an in-house producer for Sony-BMG Thailand, where he produced Thai artists Mint, Slot Machine and Brandnew Sunset.
He later moved from Sony to Thailand’s music giant GMM Grammy as an in house producer. Other acts he has produced include Getsunova, Daylight, Apartment KhunPa. Scott has also produced American Christian artist Cory Lamb, the Canadian band Roads and country comedian Lefty Nelson. It is his ability to embrace all musical genre’s that lead him to the award of Producer of The Year at the Thai Headbanger Awards 2008. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Official Bio 02: *SCOTT is a singer, songwriter, producer from Canada, who started his career performing with his brothers in the band The Moffatts. *The Moffatts would go on to sell 6 million records world-wide, record 7 albums, win MTV and MUCH Music awards, host the JUNOs and perform over 5,000 concerts all by the time they were 17 years old. *In 2001, The Moffatts broke up. *But that was not the end of things. *Since then, SCOTT’s continuing world-wide musical journey has touched down in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Nashville, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria and London, ON.
*He’s been busy. *It really all started with indie band, The Boston Post, where he toured Canada seemingly ceaselessly. This was a time of blissful insanity. But it was a beautiful time.
A time of learning and friendship and going out into the world to make his own mistakes. *Then The Boston Post imploded. *In 2004, SCOTT moved to Los Angeles with his Boston Post co-founder Shawn Everett. During this period, he released his first solo record, Allegory of the City. A stripped down bedroom recording, drawing comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel, The Zombies, Elliot Smith and Sufjan Stevens. A sort of predecessor to Kurt Vile. *SCOTT moved to Bangkok, late 2006.
He signed on as in-house-producer for Sony BMG and garnered producer of the year 2 years in a row. This was all in conjunction with his greatest panic attack. It lasted 3 years and the cortisol still runs high. But he worked harder during this period than he had in years.
His last production job in Thailand was Tabasco’s **1984** and this received critical acclaim and helped them win Best New Band of the Year. *While in Thailand, SCOTT started working on the beginnings of his next solo recording. This turned out the framework for his self-produced (mixed by Ken Lewis - Kayne West, One Republic, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars) first single, Whenever Not Ever; recorded on a late and swelteringly hot night somewhere in the tropics, this Samba-influenced song about giving love, dealing with insanity and seeing beauty in the most compromising times will make your shoulders sway. The video for **Whenever Not Ever** was directed, filmed, edited and physically created by SCOTT along with his brother Clint (Like Strangers) and tells the story of a boy trying to survive in a hungry world, but he still manages to find beauty in-between the moments of fear and struggle.* *2015 is already turning into a great year. The first single “Whenever Not Ever” has received airplay in Argentina and Chile and plans for an Eastern Canadian tour have been set in motion. Look for the song on **iTunes** or Spotify and the video on Youtube.
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