Every Man Has His Critics
Scott Wainwright is something of an enigma amidst the sprawl of the 'Grassroots' underground scene, often so far off radar that his work is overlooked. For the few that are acquainted with the experimental songsmiths work, even fewer can overcome the bafflement that Scott brings to the surface within the average listener, but for those that scratch beneath the surface, a rich and varied reward awaits them. Both live and in the studio Scott is an ambitious experimenter, using Guitars, banjo, Harmonica, Piano, percussion, vocal rhythms (beat boxing) and found sounds to shape his particular brand of music into something off of the beaten track and otherworldly. After recording albums as part of a band named Higher (Prog Rock), a Folk Duo named The Reeds and releasing numerous solo guitar instrumental EPs under his own Name, Scott has hopped from various genres into the outskirts of experimental music. His current work is a fusion of Blues, Hip Hop, Folk, Country and Gospel Styles all mashed together in an Avant Garde manner to present a sound that Scott Attentively titles 'Rural Underground'. In the studio Scott has been working on 'Everyman Has His Critics' an album which captures the sound of his self styled genre. Working with many musicians that have formed the bases of a local musical community, the new material best reflects his experimental tendencies, while still being termed as listenable to the more discerning listener. Though as stated Scott's music is experimental, he never strays too far from Blues and Folk idioms which are seemingly in his blood and he claims that popular song haunts the sidelines of his art, always giving it an accessible edge. The New Album has no particular stylistic axis, but each song has something in common with each song. As an experimental artist Scott has pulled his blues and Folk influences through a more varied and colourful pallette. For Instance 'Deal Me Another Hand' is a Bluesy Rap over a tuba which soon finds it's way into appocalyptic Rave.