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Scott West / Press

“Scott West's "Standing on the Moon" Video Hits 100,000 Youtube Views & "West's Sex On Sunday CD has distributed over 170,000 copies and downloads" -Jay Allen Sanford- The San Diego Reader”

“If you only see one band at SXSW, make sure it's Scott West! ”

“SCOTT WEST'S BAND Voted Best Local Band, Best Self Prodcued CD, & Best Local Aphrodisiac (For West's Music). Scott West was also voted runner-up to Universal Music Recording Artist Jackie GReene for Best Local Musician. 2006 Sacramento News & Review Reader's Poll (Best of Sacramento Edition)”

“Scott West Opens For YES At Humphreys Concerts By The Bay! I heard a seamless transition from a sizzling DePue solo into Cut It Phat, an upbeat, funky Scott West tune. A good sign of things to come, because one of the things I appreciate most about a band is how “together” they are. The Scott West Band had that goin' on this day! "The set of Scott's original music progressed, with a little solo spot for Alex's earnest medley of rock/pop songs (including YES' Owner Of A Lonely Heart and Michael Jackson's Beat It), through a range of moods from upbeat funk and blues to sultry latin flavors with some nice, radio-friendly pop tunes. All very smooth and seemingly effortless. Scott and Alex compliment each other very well, very gracious with each others talents and very aware that there's an audience out there, hanging on their every note." -Dave Sawyer- ”

“Scott West & Sex On Sunday (SEX ON SUNDAY CD) "All of the lyrics come to you easily and many stay with you for a good long time. There are some impressive orchestrated set-ups to the song lists on this album, great tingling of the ivories, and some jammin' guitar work. This is a polished CD with a vintage British (think Beatles) influence. The songs are catchy, clever and I predict their next venture into the studio will bring them overdue fame and fortune." Cuahtemoc Kish”

“Scott West's Song ROOM 413: A Modern Day Classic With Catchy Rifts & Ephemeral Beauty! ‘White sandy beaches, Cocoa butter breeze, Cool, crisp, clear water there, Mirror sun-glasses stare at me…’ -Scott West- (Room 413) Scott West's ROOM 413 on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amJcrynigz4”

“Backstage at Humphrey’s with Yes On August 4, local duo Scott West and Alex DePue opened up for prog rock legends Yes at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay. DePue, who’s been touring and recording with Steve Vai since 2007, landed the Vai gig via a YouTube video featuring DePue’s arrangement of a Yes tune, “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” which has so-far scored over a half million views. “One of the high points of the day,” says West, “was when the members of Yes came out of their dressing rooms during our soundcheck to listen to Alex's arrangement of ‘Owner Of A Lonely Heart.’ I looked over, and there was Chris Squire, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and Steve Howe listening.” -Jay Alan Sanford-”

“100,000 Views - Scott West & Standing On The Moon Go Viral! 'West credits Tesla for making SOS happen saying, “I really owe everything to Brian’s friendship and help. He didn’t have to take 9 months of his life to help make the record, and Frank Hannon didn’t have to put his heart and soul into the recording and band the way that he did either. And Troy (Luccketta) flew in from Phoenix to help.” Now five years later, West’s first single from SOS (Standing On The Moon) has logged over 100,000 views on Youtube and West’s 2011 Cowboys & Aliens music video collaboration with Ocean Beach singer songwriter Justin Werner has already passed 33,000 total views.' -Brendan Tyler- ”

“Scott West Band Named As Headliner For ANARCHY IN SAN DIEGO At Humphreys Concerts By The Bay "Scott West and two-time Grand National Fiddle Champion violinist Alex DePue (Steve Vai) just performed at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay with the legendary progressive rock band YES in August and will be joined by West’s band mates guitarist Roni Lee (Joan Jett/The Runaways/Steppenwolf), drummer Larry Gano (Albert Lee/Alan Parsons/Rockola), and revered San Diego bassist Rick Nash. Tickets are only $10 each and the doors open at 7 pm PST. West and his all-star band should take the stage about 9:30 pm." -Brendan Tyler- October 5, 2011”

“Celia St Croix Digs Bar Eleven "I first came across acoustic singer/songwriter Celia St Croix on Twitter via local-bandleader and fellow-tweeter Scott West, who cowrote the four songs on her debut EP." Jay Allen Sanford The San Diego Reader A musician's interview with San Diego Singer/Songwriter about her "Celia St. Croix" CD, which Scott West co-wrote and produced with her.”

“Free Auld Lang Syne Ringtones: Scott West's New Year's Eve Classic Keeps On Ringing! 'West did 4,000 Auld Lang Syne ringtone downloads his first year (2006) and topped 12,000 ringtones in 2007. West followed with 36,000 and 64,000 ALS ringtone downloads the next two years. Last year West's ALS topped 102,000 ALS ringtones. West describes why his ALS ringtone has become so popular this way, “Auld Lang Syne is the perfect ringtone to send to your friends for New Year’s, because you can call them at midnight and ring in the New Year.' -Brendan Tyler- ”

“Secret Rooftop Concerts Debut October 15 Somewhere in La Jolla ' "We're going to have a BBQ and watch for the Green Flash at sunset from three stories up," West tells the Reader. "Roni Lee [Steppenwolf, the Runaways, Joan Jett] is going to be joining me with local singer songwriter Rich McGee. This is going to be the first of many rooftop concert events that we will be having," says West. You'll need to message West via Facebook (The Scott West Band) to get info as to where you need to be on October 15 to see the show. The sky-high fun begins at 5pm.' -Jay Allen Sanford- September 29, 2011”

“2011 Adams Avenue Street Fair: San Diego's Best Artists & Top Touring Acts At Lestats! Brendan's Recommendations: "SATURDAY (September 24, 2011): Legendary progressive rock guitarist Travis Larson will be rocking Lestats with his band at 7:30 pm on Saturday and will be followed by Grammy Award winner Larry Mitchell at 8:30 pm on Saturday night!l If you love great guitarists, this will be the highlight of this year's fair! SUNDAY (September 25, 2011): Scott West and famed Hollywood guitarist Roni Lee (Joan Jett/The Runaways/Steppenwolf) will be playing together at 12:30 pm on Sunday at Lestats. No cover. The Creepy Creeps will be playing at the 33rd Street ROCK Stage at 2:45 pm on Sunday afternoon! If you like punk or high energy this is the place to be!" -Brendan Tyler- September 20, 2011”

“Staring at the Sun All-Age Release Party @ Lestat's Sept. 16 "For the September 16 all-age release party at Lestat's, Scott West will be one of six artists performing. "This is my first return to Lestats in over nine months, since we've been playing larger venues this past year," says West, whose song "Cowboys & Aliens" appears on this year's CD. The $10 cover for the all-age includes a copy of the album." -Jay Allen Sanford- September 14, 2011”

“San Diego Musician Scott West Returns To Lestats For Staring At The Sun CD Release "Staring At The Sun is the famous annual San Diego Compilation CD produced by the San Diego Reader’s own Bart Mendoza and 94.9 FM’s Timothy Pyles, and which features 22 of San Diego’s very best artists including Scott West, Justin Werner, Berkeley Hart, Gregory Page, S03, 321 Stereo, Colin Clyne, The Cardiac Kidz, Death On Mars, Scott Mathiasen and an “A” list of San Diego’s very best bands and singer songwriters." -Brendan Tyler- September 13, 2011 ”

“Local Band Compilation Release Party Aug. 29 at Casbah Volume 9 of the ongoing local band compilation series Staring at the Sun will feature twenty-two bands and performers, including Scott West, Neon Cough, 321 Stereo, Skid Roper, Red Fox Tails, Gregory Page, Lights On, Echo Revolution, Colin Clyne, Death on Mars, Marie Haddad, SO3, and more.”

“Staring at the Sun Volume 9 Release Party Sept. 16 at Lestat's Volume 9 of the ongoing local band compilation series Staring at the Sun will feature twenty-two bands and performers, including Scott West, Neon Cough, 321 Stereo, Skid Roper, Red Fox Tails, Gregory Page, Lights On, Echo Revolution, Colin Clyne, Death on Mars, Marie Haddad, SO3, and more.. -Jay Allen Sanford- August 1, 2011 Jay Allen Sanford did follow-up articles on August 23, 2011 and September 13, 2011.”

“The FIXX (One Thing Leads To Another) & The Scott West Band LIVE Sept 3rd San Diego Platinum English recording artist The FIXX (One Thing Leads To Another, Red Skies, Stand Or Fall, Saved By Zero) will be performing at San Diego County's Ramona Main Stage on September 3rd, 2011 and will share the stage with The Scott West Band, who held the #1 spot on MTV's "Best Music On Campus" for 36 weeks after the release of West's 'Sex On Sunday' CD." -Brendan Tyler-”

“The Motels (Only The Lonely & Suddenly Last Summer) & Scott West Saturday July 16th In Ramona Mainstage The Motels (with Martha Davis) will be performing at The Ramona Main Stage in Ramona, California (near San Diego) on Saturday July 16th, 2011 and will share the stage with The Scott West Band, who held the #1 spot on MTV's "Best Music On Campus" for 36 consecutive weeks in 2008 after the release of West's hit single "Standing On The Moon." -Brendan Tyler- Archived Article: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259807917377933&set=a.178661102159282.50135.100000461795235&type=3&theater”

“Legendary Rock Band YES With Scott West & Alex DePue LIVE at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay Aug 4th Legendary English progressive rock band YES have been touring with Styx since July 4th, 2011, but have announced that noteworthy San Diego musicians Scott West & violinist Alex DePue will be opening for their YES San Diego show at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay on Thursday August 4th at 7:30 pm PST. -Brendan Tyler- Updated articles on this topic in San Diego Reader Aug 5, 2011 (Backpage) & August 17, 2011 (Jam Session)”

“June 17TH, 2011 The San Diego Reader (Jam Session) Cowboys & Aliens: The Song — Local Faved By Film Director Favreau “We got their attention with our song Cowboys and Aliens,” says singer/songwriter Scott West of landing his first publishing deal with Greenlight 360, a Boston company that specializes in placing music on television and in movies. “As a result, we already have several songs being set up for various TV shows.” -Jay Allen Sanford-”

“Scott West Performs His Signature Song 'Cigarette!' On San Diego's Musicology Scott West met California record producer Guy Kowarsh at Sacramento's famous original 'True Love Coffee House' one evening in the fall of 2001. It was a cold, brisk night and West and Kowarsh had just sat down at a table, when they were approached by a pretty young woman, who asked each of them, if they had a cigarette. According to West, "I wrote 'Cigarette' in about twenty minutes and it quickly became my most requested song. -Brendan Tyler- Archived article on Facebook ”

“John Waite (Missing You) & The Scott West Band LIVE In Concert March 26, 2011 In Ramona, California John Waite will be performing at The Ramona Mainstage Stage in Ramona, California on March 26th, 2011 and will share the stage with The Scott West Band. -Brendan Tyler- Archived copy: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259803724045019&set=a.178661102159282.50135.100000461795235&type=3&permPage=1”

“Scott West Pulls a California Christmas from the Fire (Scott) West didn’t have the option of rescheduling. “It was the only day they were available. They had to be on the road early the next day to record the new Tesla album in El Paso. Brian said their wives were probably going to kill them, but we’d have one day — 24 hours — to do the entire album. I told him that if they were willing to pull an all-nighter, then I’d be on board too.... I actually wrote the title track, ‘California Christmas,’ on my way to their studio.””