Scott Sorry

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Scott Sorry
Birth nameGerard Scott[1]
Born (1978-10-30) October 30, 1978 (age 40)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
GenresPunk rock, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass, guitar, vocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsOnly One Records, Shrapnel, Round, UnderGroove, Backstage Alliance
Associated actsAmen, Brides of Destruction, The Wildhearts, Sorry and the Sinatras
Websitewww.scottsorry.com

Scott Sorry (born Gerard Scott; October 30, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer songwriter. Prior to being a solo artist Scott played with The Wildhearts, Sorry and the Sinatras, Amen and briefly Brides of Destruction.

Biography[edit]

Amen (2003–2005)[edit]

After playing in a variety of punk bands in Philadelphia, Scott joined US punk rockers Amen on their 2003 Join Or Die tour, playing with the band until late 2005 where he eventually quit the group.[2]

Brides of Destruction (2005)[edit]

Following the departure of founder Nikki Sixx, Sorry was announced as the new bassist for hard rock supergroup Brides of Destruction along with The Wildhearts singer, and future band mate, Ginger[3] who departed the group soon after they began writing new material.[4] They released the album Runaway Brides, produced by Andy Johns, in Europe on September 13 and on September 27 in the US.[5][6] A video was shot for "White Trash" but both the album and the single failed to chart. Prior to touring, Sorry was replaced by Tracii Guns' stepson Jeremy Guns on bass.

The Wildhearts (2006–2009, 2014)[edit]

In 2006, Sorry joined a new Lineup of The Wildhearts[7] recording an album in January 2007, The Wildhearts.[8] The album was released on April 23, preceded two weeks earlier by the download-only single "The Sweetest Song". On May 19, 2008 the Wildhearts released the all-covers album Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before, Vol 1..[9] Artists covered include Icicle Works, Fugazi, Helmet, The Distillers, The Descendents, and The Georgia Satellites. The first version of the album was a download-only collection of 12 tracks. The band travelled to Denmark to record their ninth studio album, Chutzpah!, which was released on August 31, 2009, followed by a tour of the United Kingdom in September and October.[10] At these shows, the band played the new record in its entirety, followed by an encore of older songs.[11] Around the same time as the release of Chutzpah!, they won the award for Spirit of Independence at the 2009 Kerrang! Awards, as well as playing on the Bohemia stage during the very first UK Sonisphere Festival. On November 25, 2009 The Wildhearts announced the release of 'Chutzpah Jnr', a mini album composed of tracks recorded during the Chutzpah sessions but either released as free tracks on their website, bonus tracks from the Japanese physical release or unreleased tracks from the sessions.

Scott never joined the Wildhearts for their 2012 reformation due to family commitments. He was replaced by Random Jon Poole, but re-joined the band early in 2014 for their UK tour.

Sorry and the Sinatras (2007–2013)[edit]

Sorry initially met Roger "Rags" Segal and Lenny Thomas in North Carolina while Sorry was on tour with previous band Brides of Destruction in 2005 while Roger and Lenny were both in Brides support act Trashlight Vision. Sorry started working on new material with Blackbelt guitarist Danny Sinatra when Trashlight Vision split up. Roger and Lenny then linked up with Sorry and Danny to form the new group, Sorry and the Sinatras.[12][13][14] They announced, in June, their first dates in the UK in August, taking place at The Asylum in Birmingham and at the Bar Academy in London.[15] The group entered the studio in September in Barnsley, UK with producer Jason Sanderson.[12] The album was completed in less than 3 weeks. Highball Roller was released May 11, 2009, which was generally well received by British music critics,[16][17][18] with a tour of the UK planned but this was postponed[19] until October[20] with the band touring the East Coast of the US in August.[21]

Solo Career (2015–present)[edit]

In February 2015 Scott announced plans to release his very first solo album "When We Were Kings" through a campaign on the Pledgemusic platform. Achieving 437% of its initial goal [22] the album was officially released on March 18, 2016 debuting on the Official UK Rock Charts at Number 2.[23] Critical response was very positive with Vive Le Rock Magazine awarding the album 9 out of 10[24] and Fireworks magazine commenting "Rock 'n' Roll has often become throwaway, safe and expected. No one told 'When We Were Kings', it's the very heart of what this type of music should be about."

Discography[edit]

With Brides of Destruction[edit]

With The Wildhearts[edit]

With Sorry and the Sinatras[edit]

Solo Work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GERARD SCOTT (SCOTT SORRY) BENEFIT SHOW – "The Night They Put The Band Back Together"". myglobalmind.com. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Bassist SCOTT SORRY Quits AMEN". Blabbermouth. September 23, 2004.
  3. ^ "It's Official: THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER Is BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's New Guitarist". Blabbermouth. Jan 23, 2005.
  4. ^ "GINGER Explains Departure From BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION". Blabbermouth. Mar 11, 2005.
  5. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Sign With SHRAPNEL RECORDS". Blabbermouth. July 18, 2005.
  6. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: 'Runaway Brides' European Release Date Announced". Blabbermouth. Aug 1, 2005.
  7. ^ "THE WILDHEARTS Joined By Ex-AMEN/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Bassist". Blabbermouth. November 3, 2006.
  8. ^ "THE WILDHEARTS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album; U.S. Dates Planned In March". Blabbermouth. Jan 31, 2007.
  9. ^ "THE WILDHEARTS: Cover Of WARREN ZEVON's 'Carmelita' Posted Online". Blabbermouth. May 5, 2008.
  10. ^ "THE WILDHEARTS: New Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth. Aug 31, 2007.
  11. ^ "Interview with The Wildhearts' CJ in Glasgow". Eat the Dirt. 01/10/09. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ a b "Sorry And the Sinatras Interview". Sound Shock. May 5, 2009. Archived from the original on March 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "Call Upon The Author » Sorry and The Sinatras". Call Upon The Author. May 30, 2009.
  14. ^ "THE WILDHEARTS, Ex-TRASHLIGHT VISION Members Join Forces In SORRY & THE SINATRAS". Blabbermouth. Sep 13, 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06.
  15. ^ "SORRY AND THE SINATRAS Announces First-Ever UK Shows". Blabbermouth. June 24, 2008. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011.
  16. ^ "SFTW review albums". The Sun. May 15, 2009.
  17. ^ "Sorry and the Sinatras - Highball Roller". The Skinny. May 5, 2009.
  18. ^ "Sorry & The Sinatras - 'Highball Roller'". Rock Sound. May 11, 2009.
  19. ^ "MAY UK TOUR CANCELLED/POSTPONED". Myspace. May 14, 2009.
  20. ^ "ALL UK DATES CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER!!". Myspace. October 2, 2009.
  21. ^ "SORRY AND THE SINATRAS EAST COAST TOUR! DATES HERE!". Myspace. July 23, 2009.
  22. ^ http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/scottsorry
  23. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/rock-and-metal-albums-chart/
  24. ^ http://scottsorry.com/news/blog/vive-le-rock-review-9-10

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