| Scott Mathews
Music Producer l Film Composer l Song
Doctor l Multi-instrumentalist
Scott Mathews Interview Here!
Courtesy of Record Production, Babblefish and studioexpresso
Mathews has combined sales of more than 12,000,000 units worldwide
with several top 10 records in Pop, Alternative Rock, R & B,
and Americana. He has participated in Grammy and Oscar award winning
projects for twenty years and has been featured internationally
in such magazines as Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, Gavin, Mojo,
Q, NME, Time, Electronic Musician, Mix, Guitar Player and Addicted
to Noise web magazine.
Mathews owns and operates TikiTown, a full service (tube-analog
front end /digital storage) Pro Tools HD recording studio in idyllic
Marin County, five minutes over the Golden Gate bridge from San
Francisco. Scott also owns and operates Hang On To Your Publishing,
a music publishing company with more than three million units in
has produced, recroded or performed with: The Beach Boys, Johnny
Cash, Roseanne Cash, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Ry Cooder, Robert
Cray, John Fogerty, John Hiatt, John Wesley Harding, George Harrison,
John Lee Hooker, Mick Jagger. Booker T. Jones, Patti Labelle, Huey
Lewis, Nick Lowe, Steve Miller, Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, Roy
Orbison, Steve Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Joey Ramone, Keith Richards,
Todd Rundgren, Carlos Santana, oz Scaggs, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand,
Trip Shakespeare (Semisonic) Brian Wilson, Neil Young.
His work in movies ranges from the multiple Oscar winning, 'One
Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' to the Oscar nominated, 'Wag the Dog.'
As a songwriter,
Scott's songs have sold millions for recording artists in all fields,
from Barbra Streisand to Dave Edmunds.
Current credits: Mathews collaborated with Bonnie Raitt
on the song "I'm in the mood for love" that won three
Grammy Awards at the 2004 show. The song was included on 'Martin
Scorsese Presents; 'the blues' box set release to his PBS Television
Special of the same name.
Mathews had the #1 independent single throughout most of Europe
with 'United We Fall' by Heather Myles and JJ Johns. He produced,
played all the instruments and sang all the bgvs (the artists sang
lead). The project was recorded, mixed and mastered at Tikitown
studios in Mill Valley, Calif. This record was also top 20 worldwide
(majors and independents) for airplay. "We are currently developing
artists with amazing songs and voices in the hopes of providing
the world with more #1s. Nothing against major labels but we feel
if you are not independent you are dependent. Seeing our indie projects
succeed is more rewarding to us than any of our past glories through
majors," says Mathews.
Scott's productions with The Rock n Roll
Soldiers ( www.rnrsoldiers.com ) are being released worldwide on
Atlantic Records' new imprint, East-West Records. Scott discovered
this band when they were teenagers. The
mighty and elusive Durocs (Ron Nagle and Scott) are filming a segment
for an upcoming documentary on the quintessential '70s San Francisco
band/circus The Tubes, at Tikitown. Ron and Scott wrote some of
the band's best known songs and will be spilling some big beans
in this tell-all interview. The Durocs plan to make the Michael
Jackson trial look like small potatoes with their scandalous recollections
of The Tubes. .
The red hot
band out of Wilmington, North Carolina that Huey Lewis discovered,
Bender, is currently laying down tracks with Scott for their debut
release. The buzz on these guys is getting big, fast. The word on
the streets of Sausalito is that these guys know how to live well
and that rock stardom is going to suit them to a tee . . .
He also produced 'Matt Wilson' who has
the lead role in Tony Award winning Billy Joel / Twyla Tharp hit
broadway show, Movin' Out. Wilson is a singer/songwriter in his
own right and is releasing this on an independent label. Mathews
recently finished producing 'Karen Lehner' for her new release on
Grey Mause/Universal. Van Dyke Parks and Steve Nieve have been collaborating
with Scott on recent proejcts. Mathews also wrote songs for the
critically acclaimed new Robert Cray release on Sanctuary, "20".
Rolling Stone Magazine (and many other industry publications) has
hailed this work to be the best of Crays' career.
Mathews is off to New Zealand for some recording in August then
back to Mill Valley, CA for the remainder of 2005 producing projects
with his chief engineer at Tikitown, Tom Luekens.
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