Tasmanian guitarist/singer/songwriter – Scott Mainwaring.
‘Scott’s guitar is simply sublime’ – TunedLoud! Review, June 2018 – The Sheyana Band ‘Big Love’
Scott Mainwaring has been part of the Australian rock and blues music scene for over 40 years and was a member of well-respected, award-winning blues and roots band Pale Riders in the ‘90s, supporting the likes of musical heavyweights Midnight Oil, The Angels, Divinyls, Hunters & Collectors and Hoodoo Gurus.
Playing as part of The Sheyana Band, his guitar playing on their album ‘Big Love’ has been reviewed as ‘sublime’ and they have recently been awarded the ‘2018 Chris Wilson Award for Emerging Act of the Year’ from the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society‘s Victorian & Tasmanian Blues Music Awards.
He is now focusing on showcasing his talent and passion for rock, blues and roots as a solo artist.
‘His guitar playing features some of the most tasteful tones and phrasing I’ve heard in rock-
orientated music in the last few years.’ TunedLoud! Review, June 2018 – The Sheyana Band “Big
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.