"...it's hard to understand how he's somehow avoided the limelight as long as he has. His talent is unstoppable..."
- Hollywood Digest
"...among all of the independent musicians currently making headlines...Scott is unquestionably in the top tier of the talent pool."
- Independent Music and Arts, Inc.
"...uniquely intimate style of pop...splendidly organic charms."
- Vents Magazine
Scott Oatley aka VÂN SCOTT is a professional singer and songwriter from Thousand Oaks, California. His first foray into the music industry began in 2008 with a recording session at Capitol Records for Disney's "High School Musical 3" soundtrack. Since then, without even realizing it, the world has enjoyed Scott's voice on a wide range of blockbuster films such as "La La Land," "Jurassic World," and "SING."
While much of his session work has taken place in the background, Scott is no stranger to being front and center. He has been a featured singer on television, including an episode of ABC's "Black-ish," and has spent the last few years performing as a member of his alt pop duo, Lord & Lady. Scott's arrangement of the group's "La La Land Medley" went viral on YouTube, amassing over 5 million views and over 10,000 subscribers. Beyond its initial online success, the song was also heard on the global stage at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games during the Russian pairs free skate. Lord & Lady's original song, "A Little Longer," won them Best Group/Duo for the 12th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards, and their single, "The Lift," was a semi-finalist in the AC category of the 2018 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
Donning the name "Van" from his Dutch mother's side, Scott has embarked on a new solo career with a fistful of singles, having spent the last year intensely writing and working to find his own unique voice and sound. In this time, he's also been mentored by some of the top producers in the industry, including Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and Mike Elizondo, formerly of WBR. While his dramatic vocals have often been likened to Freddie Mercury, his songwriting style is even more of an alluring enigma that lives in the modern age, but points back to classic artists of the past.
VÂN SCOTT's debut single "Tough Love" won Honorable Mention in the Vocal Performance category of the Unsigned Only Music Competition (produced by the ISC). It was also a semi-finalist in the Pop/Top 40 category. The track accumulated over 100k streams in its first 3 weeks on Spotify, mirroring the success of the song's whimsical "Whack-A-Mole"-themed music video, which reached over 100k views on YouTube in its first week. His follow-up single "Die Young" (an evocative crowd-pleaser in his live shows) just dropped on Halloween night!