Tasmanian guitarist/singer/songwriter – Scott Mainwaring.
With 40 years experience playing in bands, Scott Mainwaring started young and earned his musical stripes performing in the highly popular rock band Oz-X-Press and one of Australia’s premier independent acts of the 90’s, Pale Riders.
All throughout the 1980’s and 90’s and early into the new millennium Scott played with Australian Blues and Roots Artist Pale Riders. Through the 90’s Pale Riders recorded and released three albums and two EP’s and held the stage with many major rock acts all over Australia and overseas. After Pale Riders disbanded in 2001, Scott returned to his home state of Tasmania and has continued to follow his musical passion of performing, recording, composing and teaching music.
For the past 10 years Scott has worked as a music mentor at Burnie High School and is currently playing guitar with a number of bands including:
The Sheyana Band – marrying contemporary folk/rock/soul/pop tones with country blues and roots influences;
Kitty Martini & the Tom Collins Trio – a rockabilly and retro rock & roll band, performing a mix of old favourites and revamped modern tunes with a retro twist; and Nine Lives – a nine piece soul and groove band.
In 2014, Scott travelled to the United States to attend “Steve Earle’s Camp Copperhead” and also “Steve Vai’s Song Evolution” where musicians from all over the world go to hone their already established skills and learn, co-write, workshop and perform for an audience of meaningful peers, and to learn from a true master of the craft.
With such a diverse range of bands and musical styles under his belt along with his desire to mentor young talent, Scott is still passionate about discovering and creating new music and sharing this with audiences.
His solo performances showcase his immense talent and passion for rock, blues and roots.