In rhythm and in harmony
For the first time, artist Charlie Scott will perform in the country and make his way through the Mid West and Gascoyne.
With an extensive history as a radio show host and disc jockey under his belt, the artist has taken a dive from the techno and trance music of his youth and landed in the country genre.
Inspired by musicians such as Johnny Cash and John Mayer, Scott said the inspiration to perform had come from a variety of sources.
“I think I’ve done things very differently,” he said.
“I’ve become a musician to prove to myself and my daughter that you can overcome your doubts and fears and excuses.
“I’ve wanted to perform ever since I was a kid, and I think, even though I was a DJ and on the radio, there was a layer of protection there. So, I started performing live to really overcome my stage fright and put myself out there, so my daughter could see me being a good role model.
“I tell her every night before she goes to bed to dream big, and I want her to see me doing that, too.”
Aside from wanting to inspire his five-year-old daughter Paisley, Scott said his inspiration had also come from games, television and other artists.
“Listening to music is inspiring, I’ve been listening to a few new artists of late and I’ve been thinking wow, what can I take from that and how can this influence me,” he said. “I also pick up on references when I write my music, like I might hear a line on TV or from someone else’s song, particularly old wild west-type references.
“For the last five or six years, I’ve come to really like westerns on TV and in games.”
Scott, who bought his first guitar at 36, said he was looking forward to bringing his personal touch to a wide range of songs for Mid West and Gascoyne audiences.
“I’m looking forward to the whole experience — I’ll be bringing my wife and Paisley down with me, and we’re all excited to be heading north over the Christmas period,” he said. “We’re looking forward to . . . the spirit, the land, the energy and the vibrations.
“I’ll be doing acoustic versions of a bunch of songs such as You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/ DC, Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes and Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses. I’ll also be covering a bit of Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton.”
Scott’s Mid West Coastal Tour starts at Priory Hotel, in Dongara, on December 28 at 6pm.
He will also perform at The Gascoyne Hotel on December 29 at 6pm, Potshot Hotel Resort, in Exmouth, on December 30 at 7pm and at Ningaloo Reef Resort on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at 9pm and 6pm.